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3.3 | Cambridge, MA | Hospital & Health Care | 10000+ Employees
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Posted 2 weeks ago on Oct. 14, 2020

Lead Mechanical Engineer

Full-time in Orlando, FL
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Philips is a hospital & health care company headquartered in the Cambridge, MA area with 10000+ employees. Philips has a 3.3-star InHerSight Score, based on 1,197 ratings from 83 employees. Employees have left 23 comments about their experiences working for the company on InHerSight.

Job Title

Lead Mechanical Engineer

Job Description

In this role, you have the opportunity to:

Support Philips’ MR Patient Care team-part of the General and Specialty Care (GSC) business unit, as a Lead Mechanical Engineer. Play a critical role in Mechanical Engineering project leadership across all aspects of MR Compatible Patient Monitoring products from advanced development to troubleshooting issues in the field.

You are responsible for:

  • The Lead Mechanical Engineer will be involved in the design, development, and maintenance of new MRI compatible products.
  • Responsible for the mechanical design of future generations of MR Patient Care products
  • Coordinates and mentor junior engineers in research, design, development, and implementation of product architectures
  • Connect and align with project management on project content, timeline and costs
  • Responsible for requirements, design, implementation, test and integration of module/sub-system in accordance with the higher level requirements and specifications
  • Conduct concept & feasibility studies. Lead the introduction of new technologies
  • Act as mechanical lead to review and provide oversight of R&D activities (i.e. internal and external support) developing products for the MRI.
  • Oversee compliance and V&V activities, including offsite test management.
  • Lead design reviews, FMEA analyses, and other DfX related activities.
  • Review and ensure adequacy of supplier qualification activities.
  • Analyze technical issues using methodical problem solving techniques and provide root cause / solutions where required.
  • Actively participate on cross-functional/cross-business project teams through all phases of product development to ensure successful execution of innovative, best-in-class designs.
  • Network with colleagues within BU and beyond and maintain external contacts for benchmarking, new technologies, tooling, design methods, and reflects them to the HW-group
  • Draws up personal schedule and reports on progress

You are a part of:

A team of highly skilled engineers, focused on creating world-class health care solutions.  The MR Patient Care Business identifies and meets customer and market needs by designing, developing, and distributing specialized MRI compatible solutions, consumables and sensors. The MR Patient Care team is part of the General & Specialty Care (GCS) business unit.

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. 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. As one of America’s Most Reputable Companies and Top Places to Work, 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.

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

  • Minimum of a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering or similar engineering discipline (MS preferred).
  • At least 10 years of engineering design experience.
  • Experienced in designing mobile and portable electronic enclosures.
  • Familiarity with Current ISO standards family that apply to medical devices.
  • Ability to interface with internal stakeholders and be effective at managing suppliers.
  • Experienced in design of die castings, injection moldings, machining and sheet metal.
  • Experience in using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) programs to analyze designs for static and dynamic stresses.
  • Experience in using 3D Parametric tools (Creo, Solidworks, etc.).
  • Knowledgeable of ASME Y14.100 Engineering Practices.
  • Proficient in Geometric, Design and Tolerancing (GD&T) principles.
  • Experience with design reviews based on failure modes (DFMEA)
  • Experience with design of experiments (DOE)
  • Experience with requirements deconstruction from subassemblies to components.
  • Experienced in rapid prototyping techniques (CNC Machining, 3D Printing, Sheet Metal, etc.)
  • Ability to understand and debug problems across hardware / software / system boundaries
  • Percent of total time spent traveling will vary from 10 to 30%, depending on the specific project.

Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Class 2 or Class 3 medical device development experience.
  • Understanding of global regulatory requirements for medical devices.
  • LEAN/Six Sigma certification or experience.
  • Familiarity with risk management through a full product development cycle from requirements to validation. 
  • Experience with DOORS requirement management tool and Creo 3.0.
  • Experience in the field of Medical Devices product design e.g. CT, MR, X-Ray, Mammography systems etc. will be an added advantage
  • Exposure to International Medical Quality and Regulatory Standards e.g. IEC, FDA, UL, CE is a plus

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.

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.



It is the policy of Philips to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all colleagues and applicants for employment without regard to age, color, citizenship, disability or perceived disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital or domestic partner status, military or veteran status, national origin, pregnancy/childbirth, race, religion, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by federal, state and/or local laws.  Philips is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer Disability/Veteran.

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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