Materials Engineer

Drachten, Friesland, Netherlands
Philips
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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.

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

Develop and produce metal components for Shaving and Grooming, and if needed help our colleagues at other Personal Health business groups.

You act as a consultant for Project Teams in the choice of materials for metal components, performs Root Cause Analysis in case of material failures in products in development or coming back from customers.

Besides this role, process developments to enhance the properties of materials such as heat treatments are a part of the work.

You are responsible for

Organize all resources necessary to maintain the metallography and materials testing labs.

Process all requests from customers of the materials lab.

Define and prepare product and material samples for investigations or testing

Define, set up and execute experiments to map causes of deviation and failure.

Write functional specifications of all equipment and tooling necessary for test set up.

Coaching of product or process engineers on the set up of test and verification setups.

Training of junior laboratory staff.

You are a part of

The innovation chain of Philips Personal Health in the business unit Grooming and Beauty. The department contains about 150 engineers divided in functionally specialized groups and is responsible for the development of Grooming and Beauty products and solutions.

To succeed in this role, you’ll need a customer-first attitude and the following

Bachelor degree in Material science, preferably specialized in Stainless Steels

Experience in metallography using electron microscopy

Feeling for precision metal working and geometrical measurements

Knowledge of statistical analysis methods

Excellent analytical skills

Decisive, result driven and creative team player

Ability to communicate on different levels (Management, technical specialists, external suppliers)

In return, we offer you

We welcome you to a challenging, innovative environment with great opportunities for you to explore and develop. You will be able to work with one of the strongest healthcare companies in the world and deliver solutions that will have a direct impact on patient care.

You will be part of a flexible team of highly skilled professionals that are able to find a great work-life balance.

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