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Technologist Thermal

Posted Oct 26, 2022
Project ID: PHILJP00025475.1
1 year
(Dec 1, 2022 - Dec 2, 2023)
40 hrs/week
Payrate range
3500 - 4900 €/month

Technologist Thermal (Contract)

Location: High Tech Campus Eindhoven

Duration: 12 months (option for a longer contract/tenure)

Hours/week: 40

Budget range: €3.500- 4900 per month

In this role, you will have the opportunity to make life better:

To create, design, model and test thermal and flow solutions for high-performance mechatronic systems. Create solutions for our customers within time and budget, for Philips businesses and other (external) companies. These applications vary from thermal management of an MR system to creating nm-accurate motion systems for semiconductor equipment.

When you choose to work at Philips you’ll work on life-changing projects; and contribute to innovative health technologies and solutions that improve billions of lives around the world.

You will be responsible for:

  • Supporting thermal management in mechatronic development projects. Your activities range from:
    • thermal design studies with Matlab in the concept phase to the
    • optimization of the desired performance by thermal, thermo-mechanical and Computational Fluid Dynamics modelling in Ansys (FEM / CFD) in the detailed engineering phase to
    • experimental validation of the predicted thermal/flow behavior in our customers’ systems.
  • Multi-disciplinary cooperation within project teams is vital for success.
  • Provide consultancy at customer’s request with respect to thermal management.

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

  • Minimum of 4 years of work experience with MSc or PhD in Mechanical Engineering or Applied Physics with a thermal background
  • Experience with measurements in the fields of thermal and flow
  • Knowledge of Finite element methods (e.g. Ansys/Comsol).
  • Customer-centric attitude and interest in executing R&D projects for customers. Always looking from the angle of creating value for the customer.
  • Solid analytical attitude and experience with experimental validation of thermal models.
  • Motivated to apply these skills in the field of system and concept design.
  • Knowledge of modelling in Matlab.
  • Understanding of mechatronic systems, control theory and actuation principles is preferred.
  • Ability to translate technological considerations into concrete recommendations for designers.
  • Excellent communicative skills and motivated to operate in multi-disciplinary teams, working on complex mechatronic research and development challenges.
  • Interest in vacuum and particle contamination control is preferred.

You are a part of

Philips Engineering Solutions (PES) draws upon a huge range of resources and know-how to support our customers in bringing their innovations to market, as fast and efficiently as possible. Our pragmatic technology experts and consultants benefit from decades of experience supporting customers in Philips Businesses, Philips Research and hundreds of companies outside Philips.

The PES Mechatronics department, with approximately 200 employees, is unique in its system design approach, which has led to many practical solutions for our customers. Think of breakthrough solutions in high accuracy positioning, e.g. lithography systems and magnetically levitated stages, but also crucial improvements to products ranging from shavers to respiratory aids.

You will be working in multi-disciplinary teams of highly skilled technical experts from both Philips Engineering Solutions and its customers. The Thermal, Flow & Control group within the Mechatronics department is a group of over 25 specialists in the field of Control, Thermal, Flow, Tribology and Laser technology. The team solves high tech challenges for our customers. Each day brings new challenges as we work on many different projects for a variety of customers, from small and medium enterprises to complex industries like Philips Healthcare businesses and semiconductor equipment suppliers.

Get an introduction to Philips Engineering Solutions via the following video; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_XswFIX6rA.

In return, we offer you:

For this project, you’ll work for Philips and become a contract or permanent employee of YACHT (a Randstad company). As a contractor at Philips you'll enjoy cutting-edge challenges and unexpected experiences that make you a more in-demand professional. And as a YACHT employee, you can expect to receive ongoing support with your personal development and future prospects. 

YACHT provides all employees with a range of benefits, including pension, social security payments and potential to earn a quarterly bonus as well as a mobile and travel allowance.

Why work on a project at Philips?

If you’re looking for meaningful work and a chance to tackle complex challenges, broaden your skills and expertise and become an even more sought after professional, you’ll find all that and more with project work at Philips.

The Randstad companies are responsible for finding talent to provide services at Philips. If you are selected to provide services for Philips, you will be employed by Randstad and will not be an employee of Philips.


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