Posted on Oct 12th 2019

Senior Engineer, Mechanical Development


Full time



Posted on Oct 12th 2019


Full time



Job Title

Senior Engineer, Mechanical Development

Job Description

In this role, you have the opportunity to

Senior Engineer, Mechanical Development, contributes to Philips Kitchen Appliances New Product Development team and supports the Architect, particularly in transferring the project from Philips to ODM supplier engineering team, collaborating and ensuring that the product concept is correctly translated into detail design drawings, tooling and off-tool parts whilst meeting the requirements defined by the development team. The role is part of Philips Innovation & Development stationed in our Philips Hong Kong office.

You are responsible for

  • Generally supporting project Engineering Architect in development of new products in Kitchen Appliances according to the Philips New Product Development process and in an OEM relationship with manufacturing suppliers.​
  • In a concept stage, support Architect and wider team in developing product design, perform technical analysis, define requirements and product specifications.​
  • In a detail design stage, support Architect in transferring technical drawings to supplier and play a leading role in collaborating with their engineering team to review design and ensure that product- and technical drawing requirements meet Philips standard.​
  • In an off-tool stage, support Philips process engineer and supplier team to ensure part sample measurement are collected correctly according to critical dimensions. Analyze data, implement and document design changes.​
  • Ongoing engineering documentation to high standard; Product Specifications updates, dFMEA reviews, dimension and tolerance control table updates.​
  • Ensure to initiate, evaluate the correct export control classification.

    You are a part of

Engineering department team of KA sub-cat. Report to Engineering Lead, Hong Kong Science Park office.​

Inside the organization the Development Engineer has contacts with the project team, Mechanical architects, Product Research, Product Quality, Supplier Development, Consumer Marketing Manager, Design.​

Outside contacts are the relevant or impacted business community, OEM, ODM, EMS, Design House.

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

  • Mechanical design and engineering, experience preferably gained from Domestic Appliances. ​
  • Additional knowledge in AC and DC motor design and performance is a strong plus.​
  • Design for engineering polymers and metals, injection molding and die-casting.​
  • Proven experience and discipline in the engineering process and documentation; dFMEA, engineering issue    tracking, basic Six Sigma tools such as CpK analysis.​
  • Proven experience in interacting with suppliers and factories in South China area​
  • Good working knowledge in 2D and 3D CAD, preferably using Pro/E WF (Creo)​
  • Engineering documentation in English using Microsoft Office tools.

    In return, we offer you

    Build a high growth business that will help improve the lives of millions of people.

    Why should you join Domestic Appliances?

    Philips’ Domestic Appliances business is a global leader with EUR 2.3 billion in sales in 2019 in kitchen appliances, coffee, garment care and home care appliances, with successful products such as the Airfryer, Perfect Care Steam Generators, Automatic Coffee Machines with LatteGo and SpeedPro Max Aqua vacuum cleaner, and many more that are used by millions of people every day across the world. 

    In January 2020, Philips announced that it would be considering new ownership options for Domestic Appliances, as it is not a strategic fit for the company’s future as a health technology leader, and committed to finding the right home for the business to ensure that it is set up for continued success serving customers, leveraging the Philips brand and driving growth across the markets that it serves. 

    In its 128-year history as a leading innovator, Philips has had to reinvent itself a number of times to remain competitive. This has involved several high-profile divestments, resulting in the company’s successful track record in managing complex change of this scale.  Such transformations offer unique opportunities for employees to ‘make their mark’ and gain expertise in a specific and dynamic environment - those who can deliver results while navigating and contributing to changes will gain unique skills and perspective that will prove valuable for the rest of their careers.

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