Chemical Investigation/Failure Analysis Engineer

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Dec 06, 2023
Dec 13, 2023
Engineering, Chemical
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
Job TitleChemical Investigation/Failure Analysis Engineer
Job Description

Your role:

Provideshigh quality reports to the cross-functional team and upper management which detailanalyticaland investigational results.

Operatex-ray to aid in analysis and investigations.

Operate the Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS)for precise targeted analysis of sample surfaces. Execution ofanalytical techniquesto support: high depth-of-field imaging, material surface analysis, investigation of product failures, reverse engineering, unknown material identification, RoHS compliance, dimensional measurements, and elemental identification, quantification and location mapping.

Operate Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)to obtain an infrared spectrum of absorption or emissions ofsolid, liquid or gas samples to determine source of sample or identification of material.

Operate the UV-Visible spectroscopyto quantitatively analyzea specific analyte.

Operate thermal analysis equipment (including Differential Scanning Calorimetry, DSC, and Thermographic analysis, TGA)to characterize the physico-chemical properties (melting range, glass transition temperature, specific heat capacity) of unknown materials to study polymorphism phenomena, interactions between the components of a physical mixture (compatibility), process induced transformations (PIT) or to determine the eutectic purity of a substanceAND quantitatively detect mass lossesfor compositional analysis, for studying a samples behavior during pyrolysis or for deducing thermal stability.

You're the right fit if:

Youve acquired 5+ years of experience in an analytical laboratory or related role

Your skills include:

Working understanding of problem-solving techniques such as pareto, cause & effect diagrams, PDCA, Ishikawa diagram, 5 Whys, 6-steps, 8D process, etc. is preferred

Ability to independently parallel process multiple failure analysis projects with previous experience in planning, execution, data interpretation, and reporting of results, ability to clearly present complex analytical data to key stakeholders and influence multi-functional root cause analysis teams verbally and through clear and concise technical reports

Ability to work in a dynamic environment with the agility to immediately shift activities to respond to factory emergencies or to address business critical requirements.

Proficiency in various Microsoft Windows operating systems and Office products and previous experience with Agile, Windchill, JMP, SAP, Oracle, JIRA and Concur preferred.

Maintain a clean and safe work environment and wear appropriate personal protective equipment when required.

You have an associate degree in electrical, mechanical, biomedical, chemistry, metallurgy, polymer, physics or related discipline

You must be able to successfully perform the following minimum Physical, Cognitive and Environmental job requirements with or without accommodation for this position.

You have strong organizational and people skills with the ability to work in a team environment

About Philips

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If youre interested in this role and have many, but not all, of the experiences needed, we encourage you to apply. You may still be the right candidate for this or other opportunities at Philips. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion here.

Philips Transparency Details

The pay range for this position is $74,100 to $136,800, annually. The actual base pay offered may vary depending on multiple factors including, job-related knowledge/skills, experience, business needs, geographical location, and internal equity.

In addition, other compensation, such as an annual incentive bonus, sales commission or long-term incentives may be offered. Employees are eligible to participate in our comprehensive Philips Total Rewards benefits program, which includes a generous PTO, 401k (up to 7% match), HSA (with company contribution), stock purchase plan, education reimbursement and much more. Details about our benefits can be found here.

At Philips, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top end of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent upon the facts and circumstances of each case.

Additional Information

US work authorization is a precondition of employment. The company
will not
consider candidates who require sponsorship for a work-authorized visa, now or in the future.

Company relocation benefits
will not
be provided for this position. For this position, you must reside in
within commuting distance to Colorado Springs, CO.

Philips is an Equal Employment and Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veteran and maintains a drug-free workplace.