Materials Engineer

Vacature van Philips

  • Philips
  • Drachten
  • HBO
  • Onbepaalde tijd

Your challenge:

As a Materials Engineer, you will be responsible for expert consultancy, ad-hoc support and technology development activities as well as hands-on material characterization. Your expertise in polymer materials will be instrumental for challenges on Philips products and production processes.

Your responsibilities:

You will join a multi-functional team of experienced materials, finishing/processing and characterization experts with a “can do” mentality. In your job as a Materials Engineer, you will have an active role in the design and improvement of the future products with regard to material characteristics. This expertise is extremely important to deliver high quality innovative appliances, functions and be able to solve material challenges with solid chemical/material characterization.

Key responsibilities and capabilities should comprise:

  • Scouting and selection of polymer materials & processing/finishing technologies, which make new designs and functions in Philips appliances possible.
  • Broad affinity with material application in relation to optical, electrical, thermal, haptic and strength properties.
  • Ability and interest to consider product and process design aspects.
  • Ad-hoc problem solving in the field of expertise and hands-on experience on material properties.
  • Gather needs and translate them into (project) proposals and execute them.
  • Contribute to long-term competence development in the area of materials; application & processing.
  • Develop a network in the area of expertise. Willing to cooperate with other (technical) disciplines, external partners and companies.

Your team:

The Philips Technical Expert Group (TEG) in Drachten, The Netherlands, is a group of highly skilled experts in several competences that are key for the Philips Personal Health businesses like Oral Healthcare, Mother & Childcare, Personal Care and Philips Health Systems (Medical appliances) businesses like Sleep & Respiratory Care and Patient Monitors. The experts closely cooperate in a network with other product developers, industrial designers, consumer marketing managers, external R&D partners and with innovative suppliers. TEG supports the different Philips product categories worldwide in scouting and developing technologies that enable new product functions and is organized around competences, with two expert groups. One of these expert groups is the group Chemistry & Polymers. The competences in the group are Applied Chemistry, Chemical Analysis and Materials & Finishing Technologies. The group consists of about 15 colleagues on PhD/MSc/BSc level.

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

Open-minded Materials Engineer with below requirements:

  • Master’s degree in (polymer) material science, mechanical or chemical engineering.
  • Solid education in polymer materials is a must.
  • Broad affinity with material properties like optical, strength, thermal, electrical, haptic and material safety.
  • Affinity with product and process design.
  • Ability to focus on the broader picture, but also willing to work on a detailed level. Sincere interest in broadening own technical knowledge and working with experts from other disciplines.
  • Effective communication skills, team-player attitude in a highly dynamic environment with multiple tasks at own responsibility.
  • Excellent communication in English with colleagues, customers and external partners on a technical level will be of crucial importance.

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 2.5 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.

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