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Philips Staff R&D Engineer in Plymouth, Minnesota


**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.

In this role, you have the opportunity to

We have an exciting opportunity for a Staff Engineer with systems engineering and catheter development experience to lead new product development programs aimed to treat vascular diseases. This role will manage research and development activities from concept stage of Product Development through Commercialization.

This person will lead detailed design and testing of new products, ensuring that product designs meet specifications, and identifying and recommending solutions for complex technical issues. Activities include knowledge transfer from other sites, new product idea development, prototyping, product specification development, test method development, test protocol and report writing, and facilitating technical team meetings regarding these topics.

This position may act as a technical lead on development projects, assisting the Program Manager in creating the project schedule, ensuring that technical tasks performed by engineers on the project team are executed on time and in compliance with the design and development plan, conducting technical team meetings, coordinating the activities of R&D engineers as well as cross functional resources.

You are responsible for

  • Managing research and development activities from Concept Phase through Commercialization

  • Collaborating with cross-functional team members throughout product development phases to ensure program success

  • Providing work direction, technical guidance, coaching and mentorship to other engineers

  • Coordinating/participating in events that provide clinical feedback and guidance, such as physician interface meetings and pre-clinical studies

  • Making data driven decisions using appropriate analytical methodologies

  • Working with patent counsel to prepare invention records and assist in the patent submission processes

  • Design, prototype, and refine device concepts using human factors, usability, and ergonomic design practices

  • Translating user needs and regulatory standards into clear, concise design requirements

  • Creating and documenting design concepts using SolidWorks and rapid prototyping methodologies

  • Creating specifications for device components, assemblies, packaging, and labeling

  • Working with process development engineers to ensure that products are optimally designed for manufacturing

  • Assisting in the identification and selection of outside suppliers and consultants as required

  • Preparing for and conduct various design reviews in accordance with regulatory requirements

  • Verifying that designs meet functional requirements through the performance of engineering analyses and testing

  • Establishing test methods, acceptance criteria, and test equipment for all stages of product development

  • Providing independent judgment in developing methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for product related research and development

You are part of

As a part of Philips Image Guided Therapy Devices Research & Development organization, you will help our business enable healthcare providers to decide, guide, treat, and confirm in one setting, thereby optimizing care, reducing costs and getting patients back to the lives they love.

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

  • B.S. / B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering or a relevant engineering discipline or equivalent work experience. M.S. / M. Eng. Preferred.

  • 8+ years working in product development in the medical device industry

  • Knowledge of catheter design/assembly processes (injection molded component design, extrusion, braiding, coiling, reflow, etc.)

  • Class II and Class III Medical Device product development experience

  • Experience managing technical activities of a project as a core team member of a large cross-functional team

  • Analytical knowledge to drive data driven decisions throughout development cycle

  • Design for manufacturability knowledge and applicable skills

  • Strong technical writing ability and experience writing product requirements, specifications, test protocols, and test reports

  • Ability to communicate ideas and information clearly, effectively, and frequently (oral and written) both to senior management, customers and teammates

  • Excellent organizational, communication, and collaboration skills

In return, we offer you

If you are interested in driving action to improve patients’ lives so they get home healthier and faster and stay there longer, then this position is poised to help you achieve that goal. This position offers site leadership experience within our Image Guided Therapy Devices product offering which improves outcomes in both peripheral and coronary arterial diseases.

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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.

Philips Electronics Ltd is committed to treating all people in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.