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Philips Mechanical Design Engineer in Cambridge, Massachusetts


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As a Mechanical Design Engineer , you will be responsible for driving Ultrasound Platform innovation, identifying issues in early new product/feature development to improve quality and reduce cost, as well as troubleshooting existing Ultrasound Platforms after production launch. This position is based in Bothell, WA.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development and release of new Ultrasound systems and product upgrades to improve overall long-term system quality, reliability, yield rates, and cost effectiveness. Includes design-partnering projects and internally designed modules.

  • Support existing Ultrasound systems in production, including root cause analysis of product issues for production and early-life products and determining appropriate resolution.

  • Troubleshoot mechanical issues with system components, PCB’s, and cables; identify root cause and work with suppliers, design partners, and cross-functional stakeholders to resolve the issues.

  • Partner with Clinical Marketing and Industrial Design to understand the competitive landscape, define feature sets and mechanical functionality of Ultrasound System modules, and identify opportunities for advanced development.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders to define clear product requirements that reflect internal/external customer needs, and reliability/manufacturability/quality metrics.

  • Develop high-level and detailed designs to meet product requirements for Philips-designed modules and partner-designed modules.

  • Use SolidWorks to create and modify mechanical architectures, 3D designs, and 2D drawings.

  • Drive effective issue resolution with cross-functional team members, suppliers, and/or design partners.

  • Effectively manage project work in alignment with internal processes and project schedules, including completion of associated process documentation deliverables.

  • Proactively identify and drive continuous improvement initiatives related to design process/implementation, manufacturing process, product quality and reliability.

Job Requirements/Skills:

  • BSME or MSME or related field.

  • 4+ years of experience in an engineering environment required, preferably in medical device development.

  • Demonstrated eagerness to learn, grow, and lead in a collaborative team-environment.

  • Demonstrated excellence in technical leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively and lead/influence cross-functional teams in defining system designs/architectures.

  • Strong leadership and engineering skills/knowledge in product design, with knowledge in part design for Plastics, Sheet Metal, and Die Casting.

  • Expertise in in thermal, structural, and tolerance analyses.

  • Capable of evaluating design margins, tolerances, and reliability factors including, wear, materials strength, chemical compatibility, and compounding environmental effects.

  • Highly proficient in CAD, specific experience and proficiency in SolidWorks required

  • Strong technical writing/ documentation skills for regulated medical device design environment, including translating user needs into design requirements.

  • Demonstrated success in troubleshooting, problem-solving, and driving effective issue resolution for complex technical issues.

  • Demonstrated project management skills and experience with Design Partnering preferred.

  • Knowledge of good design practices and experienced with DFMEA.

  • Self-motivated and efficiently plans, manages, and delivers development work for complex projects in alignment with internal processes.

  • Experience with document control systems (E-Matrix, Agile) and FDA/ISO regulated medical device design environment

US work authorization is a precondition of employment. The company will not consider candidates who require sponsorship for a work-authorized visa.

In return, we offer you

A path towards your most rewarding career. Philips is growing its marketing capability enterprise wide. Succeeding in this market-based role in a complex environment will open many doors for your long term career, in other areas in Philips or otherwise. We also believe that we are at our best as a company when you are at yours as a person. Thus, we offer competitive health benefits and access to local well-being focused activities.

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum. Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways. Learn more by watching this video.

To find out more about what it’s like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog. Once there, you can also learn about our recruitment process, or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions.

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