Posted on Oct 12th 2019

Sr. Mechanical Engineer (Pipeline)


Full time



Posted on Oct 12th 2019


Full time



Job Title

Sr. Mechanical Engineer (Pipeline)

Job Description

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

Work within our IGT (Image Guided Therapy) business unit as a Sr Mechanical Engineer. This role is calling for a candidate that has a proven track record in the development of sophisticated mechatronic/mechanical systems. Also, experienced working with many different stakeholders on safety critical products for use within the healthcare domain.

You are responsible for

  • Be a reference for the multidisciplinary design team for mechanical design aspects, such as materials- and manufacturing method selection, tolerance budgeting, cost engineering, Technical Product Documentation (TPD) creation, etc
  • Within new product introduction projects and product life cycle activities you are responsible for requirements, integral design, implementation, test and integration in accordance with the higher level specifications. Including alignment with all the relevant internal and external stakeholders such as operations and procurement
  • Ensuring that there is proper documentation for the design (e.g. Design calculations, FMEA, Field data analysis, verification reporting)
  • Ensuring the mutual consistency and efficient integration of the separate modules in modular, easy-to-maintain units that meets the product specification;
  • Understanding and communicating consequences of designs on the architecture
  • Contributing to technology roadmaps and other strategic related activities
  • Contributing to the sourcing strategy including make-buy decisions, supplier selection, and contract management.

You are a part of

You are part of the newly formed IGT Cluster R&D organization in Philips China and located in Suzhou: a global extension of the Image Guided Therapy (IGT) Business Unit of Philips Healthcare. This Business Unit is responsible for marketing, development and manufacturing of X-Ray systems for cardiac or vascular medical diagnosis and intervention (e.g., balloon angioplasty and stent procedures). Customers are interventional specialists, in the cardiology and radiology domain operating in a wide variety of hospitals across the globe.

Your department consists out of approximately 25 highly qualified and motivated Mechanics, Electronics and Mechatronics developers and works closely together with the Mechatronics Development Cluster within R&D IGT Systems.

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

  • MSc (or BSc with high experience level) in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in an R&D environment. Preferable in a Regulated environment (Medical, Automotive or Aerospace/Defense).
  • Work on the next generation of mechatronic Stands and Tables.
  • Good documentation and design skills.
  • Proficient in 3D CAD, preferably Creo (pro/ENGINEER)
  • Knowledgeable on medical and safety standards IEC60601, dFMEA, CtQ's/CtS's, DfMAT
  • Analytical, creative, and abstract thinker with ability to define and understand concepts/problems quickly, able to create and review technical documents and when needed applies hands on mentality;
  • Experience working in a SAFe organizational model is preferred.
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills while communicating in both English and Chinese.

In return, we offer you

A path towards your most rewarding career. Philips is growing its capability enterprise wide. Succeeding in this 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, a flexible work schedule and access to local well-being focused activities.

  • A professional but fun workplace, A healthy work-life balance environment.
  • An energetic, genuine, inventive, supportive and dynamic team atmosphere

How we work at Philips

There are three core ways that define our ways of working – embracing flexibility, being at our best, and impactful collaboration. We believe this enables us to deliver an outstanding experience to our customers and create the best place to work for people who share our passion.

We know just how important direct interactions are and work is more engaging when we are more frequently face-to-face, and that we experience better collaboration which drives innovation. While we have many different types of roles across Philips most require a combination of in-person collaboration with colleagues and partners, usually at a Philips location, and individual focus time, which can be done remotely.

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 page , read stories from our employee blog, find information about our recruitment process and  answers to some frequently asked questions.




Over 125 years ago, Frederik and Gerard Philips started a small light bulb company in Eindhoven. Little did they realize that it would become a global force of innovation, committed to improving billions of lives worldwide. But it did. Today, Philips is a world leading health technology company with a vision to make life better for people worldwide through meaningful innovation. Making good on this promise depends on our passionate, inspirational, collaborative and diverse team. We have over 80,000+ brilliant people around the world but are always looking for more. Like-minded, motivated, focused minds to join us in creating a healthier, more connected society while tranforming themselves personally and professionally. Working at Philips is more than a job. It's an experience filled with unexcepted moments that will transform you in lasting and positive ways. Help us improve the world for the better while building a career that no one could have planned for. Even you.




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