Philips Manufacturing Support Engineer in Eindhoven, Netherlands

Organization Description:

Philips Healthcare Incubator – Venture Handheld Diagnostics.

Philips is looking for new products; services or offerings that will generate added value and will open new markets for Philips.

‘Handheld Immunoassay’ is a Venture within the Healthcare Incubator. The objective is to commercialize a new platform technique in the field of Point-of-care Diagnostics that improves the speed, reliability and costumer friendliness for protein diagnostic testing. The first application is Troponine I.

General job description

The Manufacturing Support Engineer reports directly to the manufacturing manager and the working environment is within manufacturing. Work will be performed closely with, operators, Quality Control, Yield engineering, New Product Introduction (NPI) and Process Technology. The job is aimed to improve the production process, to increase yield, and quality of the products and to contribute to the overall effectiveness of the operation.

Your Responsibilities:

The Manufacturing Support Engineer will report to the Manufacturing Manager. The main accountabilities are:

  • Creates technical conditions such that the production process is disrupted as little as possible. Does this by identifying production problems regarding performance, efficiency and quality and improving and making the production manageable.

  • Contributes to team at start up in production through technical support and guidance, so that production process is improved.

  • Brings knowledge and experience, and gives guidance to working groups co-develop, innovate and improve production tools and processes for optimizing the long term.

  • Contributes to increase the efficiency of production and organization.

  • Monitor daily manufacturing process module(s) by yields/SPC targets.

  • Troubleshoot and provide technical support for the resolution of production, safety, and quality issues. 2nd line support (OCAP) beyond operators.

  • Review SPC data and start improvement actions/projects.

  • Continuous improvement / Lean.

  • Leading Infrastructure projects.

  • Perform validation activities, execution, re-validation and reporting.

  • Create Out of Control Action Plans

  • Act as Intermediate between Yield Engineer, NPI, Research & Development and production.

  • Ensures that manufacturing documentation is in place. Update/improve DRM Documentation (MP’s/instructions). Review final documentation.

Your Profile:

  • You have an HBO education level or higher with at least 3 years’ experience in the Pharmaceutical or Diagnostics industry.

  • You have experience in production or you have experience in starting-up production.

  • You are familiar with statistical techniques like SPC, Gage r&R, DoE, Brainstorm, FMEA, KPI’s, etcetera.

  • You are familiar in speaking and writing the English language.

  • You are familiar with working in a GMP/GLP or ISO 13485 environment.

  • You have good communication skills.

  • You are customer oriented.

  • Preferably 6σ Black belt certified.


  • You have the ability to work under stressing conditions.

  • You have knowledge of Project Management.

  • You have knowledge of statistical techniques.

  • You have knowledge of validation.

  • You have the ability to structure activities.

  • You are Team player.

  • You can work autonomous.

  • You are flexibility and do not have a 9 to 5 mentality.