Manufacturing Engineer 2
Philips
Colorado Springs, CO
Job Title
Manufacturing Engineer 2
Job Description
In this role, you have the opportunity to

become a process and equipment expert responsible for the support of specific product lines and areas as the primary engineering contact. You will design, optimize and develop improvements to processes and equipment to allow products to be manufactured with efficiency and quality while maintaining compliance to ISO and FDA requirements.

You are responsible for

Our daily work that includes both sustaining and project work – we strive to complete the types of projects that remove the need for sustaining work – improving safety, quality, output and eliminating scrap.
The team is frequently called to develop solutions to safety or ergonomic concerns, which may involve analyzing work methods, developing fixtures or identifying new ways of doing a task.
Daily sustaining work includes troubleshooting and developing solutions for various chemical and mechanical issues, especially with respect to the following: epoxies - mixing/ curing/ drying/ wicking/ polishing; plastic tubing - fusing/ flaring/ forming/ injection molding; fiber optics – drawing, coating, curing, winding, stuffing, polishing; equipment troubleshooting/repair – simple mechanical machines, temperature controllers, PLC’s, HMI’s, motion controllers, etc.; packaging and sealing pouches and trays; cleaning – ultrasonic, ionizers; testing – burst, tensile, leak, optical gauge, FTIR, DSC, SEM; CAD modeling – Solidworks, and more!
Process validation and verification work is frequently required – knowledge of Process Validation Plans, IQ, OQ, PQ, Software validation, test method validation, gage R&R, a and a clear understanding of FDA’s QSR and cGMP, and a good grounding in statistics would be instrumental to success.
Frequently we must dig deep into problems to fully understand root cause and implement solutions that will prevent reoccurrence. The ME will be expected to organize investigations, pursue a logical course of inquiry, be able to collect and analyze data and see patterns/trends, design controlled experiments and analyze the results of those experiments to make rational conclusions about courses of action.
The manufacturing engineering team is also leaning in heavily to the application of Theory of Constraints and Lean to our production processes. We highly value engineers who are able to use process thinking and lean tools to develop standard work, eliminate waste at the bottlenecks and simultaneously increase productivity, quality, safety while lowering costs.
Our team uses the Agile Scrum methodology to set the course of our weekly work. Together with our production customers, we prioritize the highest value solutions from our storehouse of improvement ideas and then plan our work in 2 week sprints and work together to achieve what we commit to. This methodology is ideal for high output, energetic, lively, positive contributors who like to feel part of a winning team delivering just what the customer wants. We care deeply about our customers, both internal and external, and strive to continuously improve our products and processes. We are eager to find teammates who are excited by this atmosphere and the opportunity to make a big difference in the lives of patients!
Contributing to an environment in which all team members are respected regardless of their individual differences and are motivated to improve both their individual and team contributions to achieve desired business results. Training less experienced personnel on established methods and procedures. Facilitating the transfer of technical knowledge, while demonstrating an understanding of those with a diverse background or experience.
Communicating fully with management and others who have a need to know. Being informative without being obtrusive or vexatious. Communicating in a way that is timely, yet prompt; complete, yet concise; candid, yet accurate; and clear, yet responsive.
Demonstrate Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) per regulatory requirements. Working knowledge of Agile and other quality systems ensuring good documentation practices (GDP) are maintained.
You are a part of

Our Manufacturing Engineering team, a dynamic group of individuals with diverse strengths working together to continuously deliver solutions to meet the needs of our production customers. Successful engineers on our team are intensely curious, able to dig deep for root cause, analyze objectively, draw logical conclusions and follow through quickly to deliver solutions. We seek passionate people with a positive mental attitude who can interact with ease within and outside our team to develop and deliver win-win solutions.

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

Bachelors of Science degree in an engineering discipline, preferably in Mechanical Engineering but may also be Chemical, Electrical, or Materials Engineering degree
Effective working knowledge and experience with Project Management, Lean, Design for Six Sigma, Design for Manufacturing and Reliability (DRM), DOE, Process Control (SPC), process FMEA, validation/qualification, traceability, and process documentation.
Familiarity with the Agile Scrum methodology a plus
2+ years’ experience in manufacturing engineering and product/process development, with medical device experience preferred.
Advanced knowledge of job related tools, processes, testing equipment, and catheter production equipment preferred. Demonstrated history of fast learning for job related tools, processes, equipment required
Working knowledge of basic PC programs (Word, Excel, Power Point, and basic documentation systems).
Experience in CAD programs required (SolidWorks preferred).
Statistical analysis skill set is required
Self-starter, innovative, resourceful, work with minimal direction, and should have excellent skills in problem solving and troubleshooting, oral and written communications, and teaming skills.
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.

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