Component Engineer

Job TitleComponent Engineer

Job Description

Your Challenge:

We challenge you to take an active role in handling aggressive time to market requirements; new technology integration (digitalization of the luminaire & controls); aggressive product cost down roadmap; integration of a customer centric approach and manage accelerated product life cycle.

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Research & Development Group Manager, the candidate will be responsible for managing the Philips Professional Luminaire North American components and materials database. Create and maintain a consolidated database of standardized components and materials used in making indoor and outdoor luminaires. Implement best practices to access all existing components development and maintenance of products including parts database to maximize reuse of parts.

  • The Component Engineer ensures that all existing and new components of the classes entrusted to them are functionally fully appropriate and timely released.
  • The Component Engineer is the functional link between the Product Development Engineers and the specialists of Global Component Engineering.
  • The Component Engineer ensures the up-to-date and correct content of the component database for the component that is used in their region.
  • The Component Engineer ensures adequately all other relevant technical communication, with the suppliers, with purchasing and Supply chain in their region and also with their counterparts within the Business Group.
  • The component engineer will review the BOM of projects and guide teams to the better parts in cost, technical specification and availability where needed to the project team with the mean of so called Commodity Team reviews.
  • The component engineer is playing the role of account manager between the demanding parties (development) and the offering parties (purchasing/supply chain) to balance the different interests to create a mutual agreed component.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Coordinates technical information about components and conducting technical discussions between (Global) Component Engineering specialists and Engineers of their region, for instance about decisions concerning the applicability, safety and the release status of components. If required, initiates the necessary (component) tests: by the supplier, or within their Category or by Global Component Engineering (as part of the Component Lifecycle process).
  • When a component is required by Development that includes parameters not currently available in the standard part library, the Component Engineer, upon request, shall locate and qualify a compliant part and supplier and update the library accordingly
  • Carries the Component know-how in their region and thus represents the role of Component engineering as a regular member in Component Teams.
  • Represents the Engineering Role in their region in global working teams: initializes on behalf of global working team the scouting for new suppliers, gather supplier/technology information, perform supplier/technology audits, supports settlement of the suppliers ECN's and the local action plan(as part of the Supplier Management process by the Global Component Working Teams).
  • Owns and coordinates technological release of components on behalf of region, from acquiring a new component to documenting a qualification report of the component issued by the Global Component engineer, thus ensuring their release status in their Component database (as part of the Component Data Management process).
  • Is responsible that product development engineers are timely made aware of any usage of safety components and that these components are used fully in line with the Business Group guidelines.
  • Initiates, owns and archives the safety reports made for safety components used in products in their region.
  • In view of design for quality, is responsible for the up-to-date content and for the proper usage of the component statistics database (which is generated and maintained by the Incoming Quality Inspection in their region).
  • Is responsible to stay up-to-date regarding the technical knowhow of their components and regarding the knowledge about their suppliers and is responsible for the in-depth contacts with their counterparts of the other Global Business Unit's in Professional Luminaire and with the Global Component Engineering Specialist.
  • Reports on the status and plans of all relevant component indicators in the Component Teams and Project Teams. Maintain an awareness of industry trends, customer needs, scientific research, and innovation related directly to lighting products and core supporting technologies.

Organization Description:

Philips lighting is the global market leader in the lighting industry, with recognized expertise in the development, manufacturing and application of innovative lighting solutions. We offer our expertise and reach across the entire lighting value chain to improve and simplify the work of our professional partners wherever our knowledge and reach can create value for them. From LED light sources to the increased role of controls to all-inclusive tailor-made solutions, our approach is to observe and listen to people - our customers, consumers and stakeholders - to ensure that what we do every day addresses their real needs and aspirations in life. Together with architects, lighting designers, city planners, public authorities, and even with customers in their homes, Philips Lighting seeks to simply enhance people's lives with light. For more information, visit

Our offer:

We are looking for a responsive and insightful Senior Component Engineer to join our diversified team.

Knowledge & Critical Experiences:

  • Bachelors' degree in engineering in Electronics, Physics or Mechanical
  • Masters' degree a plus
  • 6+ years' in Electromechanical product development with a manufacturing company
  • Relevant knowledge of component technology
  • Acquainted with component modeling tools (statistical, de-rating, lifetime, thermal, electrical)
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal
  • Strong computer skills
  • Experience in managing change
  • English required both spoken and written. Spanish and French an asset
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without current or future company sponsorship needs

Philips is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, creed, citizenship, disability, protected veteran or marital status.


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