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Function development Lab Engineer coffee (Freelance)

Posted Jun 16, 2021
Project ID: PHILJP00023399
11 months
(Jun 14, 2021 - May 31, 2022)
40 hrs/week
Payrate range
36 - 57 €/hr

In this role, you will have the opportunity to be part of the Advanced Development team of the Business Group Coffee. You will support the development of new functions for portioned coffee and full automatic espresso machines through development of test setups and executing complex development testing. As part of a bigger team you will take responsibility to develop fully proven technical solutions and innovative products.

Your responsibilities include:

Execution of complex development testing and verification programs under the supervision of senior function developers

Development and realization of new test setups in the mechanical, electromechanical and hydraulic domains

Contribute to the development of new functions in multi-disciplinary project teams of marketing, design and innovation professionals and liaising closely with Philips partners and supply base

Responsible for timely delivering of new functions with adequate performance, quality, reliability and safety

Driving continuous improvement of our ways of working

Supporting and challenging individual team members to ensure their professional development

You will be based in Drachten, the Netherlands. Our site in Drachten started in 1950 as a small factory and is nowadays one of the largest innovation and production sites of Philips Consumer Lifestyle. Approximately 2000 employees of more than 35 nationalities are continuously working on new, innovative products and further improvement of our processes. This site has a surface area of 280,000 square meters. Our goal is being the best place to work for people who share our passion. You will become part of the Coffee team that consists of 65 enthusiastic innovation specialists.

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

You have a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics or Electronics, having affinity with both mechanical and electronics HW/SW design;

You have experience building and operating complex test equipment

You are experienced in programming in Python and Labview

You have well-developed analytical skills and conceptual intellect

You have at least basic CAD skills (Unigraphics preferred, Spaceclaim alternatively) You show drive and are quality driven;

Experience with Design for Six Sigma is a plus;

You are ambitious, a team player and you have good coordination and communication skills.

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