Posted on Oct 12th 2019

Senior Magnet Design Engineer


Full time



Posted on Oct 12th 2019


Full time



Job Title

Senior Magnet Design Engineer

Job Description

In this role, you have the opportunity to

The Magnet Design Engineer position provides the successful candidate with an immediate opportunity to be involved with technology that helps save lives, improve patient outcomes, and reduce the cost of medicine around the world.  Philips is a leading innovator in the field of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and at the heart of every MRI scanner is a superconducting magnet.  Superconducting magnet technology is a cornerstone in the Philips Healthcare portfolio. As an international organization, Philips is well placed to offer a broad range of technical and leadership opportunities in various organizations throughout the world.

You are responsible for

In this role as Magnet Design Engineer, you will apply your skills and knowledge electromagnetic aspects of superconducting MRI magnets to support the Suzhou production facility in case of failure of electromagnetic functions of superconducting MRI magnet products that are manufactured in Suzhou.  Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Resolution and troubleshooting of magnet electromagnetic issues that arise at the Suzhou production facility.
  • Non-standard shimming, rendering assistance to manufacturing in case of shimming problem.
  • Understanding and interpreting magnet manufacturing drawings related to coils, schematics, wire lists, Final test documentation and software features, which are critical to proper magnet functionality.
  • Reviewing and resolving non-conforming material reports (NCMRs) from the factory and vendor supplied materials related to electromagnetic functions of the magnet.
  • Reviewing and ensuring adequacy of vendor qualification activities to ensure compliance with applicable industry standards.
  • Understanding effects of electrical Specs tolerances on magnet magnetic performance and reliability. Adequate interpretation of Electrical and Magnetic Specs at all assembly levels.
  • General activities such as Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), tolerance analyses and corrective action preventative action (CAPA) activities and procedures.
  • Actively participating in multidisciplinary project teams.

You are a part of

A global R&D team with diverse backgrounds and expertise.  The Suzhou based team works in close collaboration with Development Engineering in Latham, NY as well as Project Management, Systems Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Service, and Quality team members throughout the product lifecycle.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience


  • B.S. level in physics or an engineering discipline, M.S. preferred
  • 3+ years of practical electromagnetic analysis & design experience

Required Skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including fluency in English and Chinese languages.
  • Demonstrated strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated use of advanced electromagnetic design tools (Opera, Maxwell, HFSS, Remcom, CST, etc.)
  • Ability or willingness to learn software written in C++, C#, preferably (also) in a modern scripting language (Ruby, Python)
  • Ability to provide technical leadership in ambiguous situations

Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Superconducting magnet design and operation
  • Superconducting magnet component design
  • Demonstrated use of magnetic materials to shape magnetic fields
  • Quench propagation analysis
  • Quench protection system design
  • Combined electromagnetic and mechanical force/stress analysis
  • Software tools – Mathcad, ANSYS, Inventor, AutoCAD, SpaceClaim, LabView, Matlab
  • Experience working with cryogenicC
  • Experience working with ASME Boiler Pressure Vessel Code
  • Hands on experience with fabrication methods
  • Hands on experience performing lab testing and data acquisition
  • Understanding of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing per ASME Y14.5

In return, we offer you

At Philips, we are driven by our mission to improve the lives of 3 billion people per year by 2025, and every day we move closer to achieving our goal by creating cutting-edge solutions that lead to confident diagnosis, improved care, and increased quality of life for patients. Thanks to our employees who share our passion for improving lives, we are at the forefront of the Healthcare industry leading in image guided interventions, ultrasound, patient monitoring, cardiology informatics, sleep therapy and respiratory care. We enable our employees to create a legacy in life through their work and support their development through people-centric learning, total rewards and personalized development planning programs

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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