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Philips Development Engineer in Bothell, Washington

_Effective Tuesday, January 4, 2022, all U.S.-based employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID as a condition of employment at Philips

  • .  Employees may request a reasonable accommodation._ *Montana employees are currently excluded from this requirement at this time.

If you are a Colorado resident and this role is a field-based or remote role, you may be eligible to receive additional information about the compensation and benefits for this role, which we will provide upon request.  You may contact 888-367-7223, option 5, for assistance.

Philips is a global leader in health technology, committed to improving billions of lives worldwide and striving to make the world healthier and more sustainable through innovation. Driven by the vision of a better tomorrow.

But it’s not just what we do, it’s who we are. We are 80,000, wonderfully unique individuals, with two things in common: An unwavering sense of purpose and a relentless determination to deliver on our customers’ needs. It’s what inspires us to create meaningful solutions – the kind that make a real difference – when it matters most.

The world and our customers’ needs are changing faster than ever before and while we are proud of what we do already, we know we can do more. That’s why we need you, to help us tackle increasingly complex challenges posed by ever evolving health and well-being needs.

In this role, you have the opportunity to make life better

Looking at the challenges the world is facing today Philips’ purpose has never been more relevant. So, whatever your role, if you share our passion for helping others, you’ll be working towards creating a better and fairer future for all.

The Design Engineer is a member of a 30 people Product Design Team reporting into the large R&D group in Oral Healthcare. New products are developed by cross-functional project teams led by a Project Manager. Every team has one or more Design Engineers as well as electrical/software engineers, manufacturing engineers, marketing managers, industrial designers, and product quality engineers, all working together in the same location.

  • The Design Engineers in the team have a broad range of work experience, culture, and industries. They are empowered and driven to work together to deliver new innovations that matter.

  • The Design Engineer has regular interaction with local and international manufacturing suppliers as well as technology consultants, with occasional international travel.

You are responsible for

  • Responsible for the design, check and optimization, realization and integration, life-cycle management, and verification of Oral Healthcare products (power toothbrushes, interdental cleaners, chargers, whitening treatments, and accessories).

  • Develops the work with a focus on user and business requirements, compliance, quality, and cost.

  • Develops high-level and detailed designs in accordance with the product, regulatory and other requirements.

  • Finalizes the design and integration and writes verification plans for the developed elements and parts. Tests, analyses, and verifies the quality of the design.

  • Maintains an outside-in approach for the designs created.

  • Is responsible for delivering input in the planning process to the project manager or mechanical team lead. Draws up personal schedules and reports on progress in a structured and methodical way.

  • Ensures good documentation for the regulated device.

To succeed in this role, you’ll need a customer-first attitude and the following

  • BS or MS in Mechanical, Plastics, Biomedical, or related engineering discipline from an accredited university program

  • 3+ years of Mechanical engineering design/development experience

  • Demonstrated design experience in electro-mechanical product development and material selection for mass manufacturing, in particular injection molded parts, sheet metal parts, and small parts assembly.

  • Demonstrated experience in technical problem solving

  • Demonstrated good technical documentation skills

  • Demonstrated experience in development using the design for six sigma (DFSS) methodology, certification is an advantage

  • Experience with requirements flow down from product level to components level

  • Preferably experience in medical devices industry, along with knowledge of Product Lifecycle Management, FDA Quality System Regulations, and ISO 13485

  • Practical CAD experience, Creo 4.0 preferred.

  • Critical eye to detail

  • The desire to work on projects that improve people’s health

  • Curious and inventive attitude

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

How we work at Philips

Our newly adopted hybrid work concept fuses flexibility with collaboration to deliver great outcomes for our people and our customers. We are embracing an approach wherein we spend more time together than apart – which for full-time employees translates to an average of at least 3 days working from the office and up to 2 days from home – for our hybrid roles.​

Hybrid work flexibility means people can meet the changing demands of work and home in the most balanced, productive, and healthy way.

Our hybrid working model is defined in 3 ways:​

We believe in the importance of impactful collaboration: There's a certain energy when everyone’s in the same room that can heighten idea generation and creative friction needed for problem-solving.

We embrace flexibility: Choosing where, when, and how to work can vary according to task and team schedules. Flexibility isn’t office or online, it means choosing the space that works best for you, your teams, and our customers on a case-by-case basis. ​

We want to be at our best: The way we work, and our workspaces are designed to support our well-being, offer career advancement opportunities, and enable us to be at our best. ​

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 innovative, customer-first health technology solutions. Help us improve the health and well-being of billions of people, every year. Ultimately creating a career that no one could have planned for. Even you.

Visit our careers website to explore what it’s like working at Philips, read stories from our employee blog, find information about our recruitment process and answers to some frequently asked questions.


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As an equal opportunity employer, Philips is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact 888-367-7223, option 5, for assistance.

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