Sustaining Engineer

  • Dienstverband Fulltime
  • Vacaturenummer VAC-10007126
  • Locatie Veenpluis 4-6 Best Brabant NLD 5684 PC
  • Type overeenkomst Secondment via YER

Over deze vacature

Continuous improvement projects at department level. Represents Operations in multidisciplinary teams. Introduces new products from Development to Operations. Specifies requirements from Operations.

Your part of Sustaining Engineering, a team which is responsible for processes within:

  • Imaging Guide Therapy (IGT)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MR) Service, Parts & Repair (SP&R)
  • Imaging Components (IC)
  • Refurbishment System (RS)
  • Digital X-Ray (DXR)Parts Recovery (PR)


Function: Sustaining Engineer

Represents Operations in multi-disciplinary teams. Catches new processes for products introduction from industrialization to Operations. Specifies requirements from Operations. Continuous improvement projects at department level.

Function description
As a Sustaining Engineer you are responsible to define, execute and control all validation activities related to Life Cycle Management (LCM) changes, including process, equipment validation and statistical analysis. Are you driven to find efficiency opportunities within the current processes? Do you like to analyze and improve processes, be creative and not afraid to go against the status quo? Then this role might be the right step for you!

You are responsible for:
-Participate in the improvement of process validation procedures and forms, including harmonization across all Factory Best modalities.
-Writing work instructions and train operators
-Take ownership of implementing significant improvements based on road mapping
-Executing the Corrective/Preventive Actions process, for process and product quality in the factory
-Providing structural solutions by initiating amendments like problem reports (PR) and/or 8D forms
-Preparation and introduction of product changes through Life Cycle Management/Business and New Product Introductions within production / systems.
-Participates as an expert in audits
-Define, execute and control all validation activities related to life cycle management changes
You are part of Factory Best, one of the largest Operations sites in Health Systems.

The manufacturing engineering team, which in return is part of the Sustaining engineering team, which is responsible for processes within:
-Imaging Guide Therapy (IGT)
-Magnetic resonance imaging (MR)
-Service, Parts & Repair (SP&R)
-Imaging Components (IC)
-Refurbishment System (RS)
-Digital X-Ray (DXR)
-Parts Recovery (PR)

You will be working closely with the manufacturing and development department.
To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience:
-Typical bachelor in industrial engineering or comparable
-Preferably minimum of 1 - 2 years of experience
-Be independent, pro-active, and not afraid to take ownership, including stakeholders and communicating process
-Ability to understand complex situations and able to quickly understand new environments, enabling flexibility to work in various Factory Best building blocks and modalities simultaneously
-Positive attitude and energy to drive improvements in the various factory locations
-Affinity with documentation
-A result driven and quality driven approach
-Fluent in English, Dutch needed (but if not native Dutch, willingness to learn)


With a growing presence in cardiology, oncology, and women's health, Philips operates in the areas of Imaging Systems, Patient Care & Clinical Informatics, Home Healthcare and Customer Services. Philips combines its clinical expertise and human insights to create innovative solutions across the continuum of care, in partnership with clinicians and our customers, to provide better value and expand access to care for millions. Our teams are working hard every day to improve patient outcomes all the way from disease prevention and screening to diagnosis, treatment, therapy monitoring, and disease management. Irrespective of whether the care cycle takes the patient from doctor's office to hospital or hospital to home, or simply from one medical department to another, Philips Healthcare's unique medical solutions are designed to optimise the quality and flow of patient information and clinical decision-making.


You will be employed by YER and seconded to Philips. Our benefits are very competitive and designed around your preferences:

  • A competitive salary depending on experience
  • Extensive set of tools to drive your career, such as a personal development budget, training and coaching
  • Healthy work-life balance
  • To work in a dynamic and driven team in which you can grow and gain experience in a multinational environment
  • Working for a world player can help you to further your career


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

  • Typical bachelor in mechatronics or comparable, with an affinity for automation
  • Preferably minimum of 1-2 years of experience
  • Hands-on mentality
  • Technical knowledge to identify mechanical and electrical tooling issues and solve them in collaboration with maintenance department/manufacturer 
  • Knowledge about Python scripting is a plus to support automation projects
  • Experience with project management, quality management and quality systems.
  • Preferably experience in the medical industry (ISO 9001, 13485, FDA requirements, audit planning and execution, FMEA, 8D, etc.).
  • Experience within Manufacturing or Engineering with high tech medical devices.
  • Preferably Green Belt or Lean certified.
  • Comprehension skills and ability to analyze and summarize.
  • A result driven and quality driven approach.
  • Personal communication skills (Dutch is a must & English).

Necessary skills are:

  • Hands-on mentality
  • Communicative
  • Affinity with documentation
  • Technical knowledge to identify mechanical and electrical tooling/ product issues
  • General Engineering knowledge
  • New Product Introduction