RISE Engineer in Portage, MI bei Stryker Corporation

Datum der Veröffentlichung: 10/3/2020



Who we want​

Challengers. People who seek out the hard projects and work to find just the right solutions.​

Teammates. Partners who listen to ideas, share thoughts and work together to move the business forward.​

Charismatic networkers. Relationship-savvy people who intentionally make connections with both internal partners and external contacts.​

Strategic thinkers. People who propose innovative ideas and consistently exceed their performance objectives.​

Customer-oriented achievers. Individuals with an unparalleled work ethic and customer-focused attitude who bring value to their partnerships.​

Game changers. Persistent individuals who will stop at nothing to live out Stryker’s mission to make healthcare better.

The Program and what you get

Stryker, a global leader in medical technology takes great pride in their people, and that’s why we’re looking to expand our talent. As a result, we are looking for the best and brightest graduates to strengthen our team and drive our business going forward.

The Rotational Intensive Specialized Experience (RISE) Program, which lasts 2 years and includes 4 six-month rotations, is designed specifically for highly talented engineers who are looking for exposure to and experience in different disciplines of engineering. Participants will be immersed into new product development (design engineering), quality, product testing, simulation and so much more. Each individuals’ rotations are tailored to fit their passion and skill sets along with current business needs. RISE engineers will not only gain a broad knowledge of our Research & Development functions, but will also have the opportunity to attend additional leadership and personal development trainings, seminars and product labs. The RISE Engineering program also offers exposure to senior leadership with end of rotation presentations, townhalls and small group forums. Upon successful completion of the program, participants are eligible to apply to any open roles within Stryker.

A development journey that’s tailored to you!

The RISE Program is designed specifically for highly talented individuals who are looking for an accelerated career progression. Participants will benefit from:

  • Networking with Senior Leadership
  • Exposure to cutting edge technology
  • Engineering mentorship
  • Personal and professional development
  • Gain broad perspective of R&D functions

All resulting in inspiring & fulfilling careers, enduring friendships, and accelerated career progression!

Rotation Information

As a program participant, graduates will experience 4 six-month rotations and be placed on one of the following teams for each rotation:

  • Advanced Quality Engineering (AQE)

AQE plays a critical role in Stryker that partners with New Product Development (NPD) teams to ensure the overall quality of a manufactured product.

  • Engineering Services (ES)

ES serves R&D with multiple functions. Participants can be placed within the Custom Test Equipment team where they will experience product testing and test equipment development, Finite Element Analysis (FEA) where they will be trained and will conduct FEA on products in development, or Experimental where they will learn about prototypes, mills, lathes and 3D printing.

  • Interventional Spine (IVS)

Advancing interventional care from diagnosis to delivery, IVS provides surgeons with an extensive and innovative product portfolio for vertebral augmentation, vertebroplasty and radiofrequency ablation procedures, along with a diagnostic tool and decompression treatment advances for contained disc herniations. Participants will work within the design phase process researching, developing, and delivering new products to market as a design engineer.

  • Neurosurgical (NS)

NS offers products for the specific needs of Neurosurgical (cranial), Spine and ENT (ear, nose, throat) physicians with a comprehensive suite of products developed for the precision required by these specialties. The product innovation is focused on improving our customers’ existing surgical procedures, while exploring new techniques to further advance the clinical outcomes of their patients. Participants will work within the design phase process researching, developing, and delivering new products to market as a design engineer.

  • Orthopaedic Instruments (OI)

OI delivers innovative products and services for the Orthopaedic ecosystem. This team’s focus is on power tools used on upper and lower extremities, and participants will work within the design phase process researching, developing, and delivering new products to market as a design engineer.

  • Product Engineering (PE)

PE works closely with products in the field and will conduct redesign projects based on issues seen in the field. Participants may also work with manufacturing engineers on manufacturing line issues as a design engineer.

  • Surgical Technologies (ST)

ST delivers products that enable caregivers to provide a safer, simple experience for their patients. They utilize technology to enhance products and create safe solutions for everyone in the operating room. Participants will work within the design phase process researching, developing, and delivering new products to market as a design engineer.


  • Provide engineering support for new product and process introductions, ensuring that all activities are completed and documented in accordance with the Stryker new product development procedures.
  • Ensure quality of process and product as defined in the appropriate operation and material specifications.
  • Determine and implement design approaches and parameters and conduct feasibility studies on new designs.
  • Hold active role in New Product Development team discussions.  Provide engineering input on key topics to reduce time to market.
  • Analyze equipment to establish operating data, conduct experimental tests and evaluate the results.
  • Select components and equipment based on analysis of specifications, reliability and regulatory requirements.
  • Aid in the development process by ensuring designs are cost efficient, manufacturable and reliable.
  • May assist in evaluating vendor capability to support development.
  • Submit periodic reports on assigned topics to manager/supervisor/mentor.
  • Present to team members and leadership on accomplishments during each six-month rotation
  • May interact with customers to resolve product issues.
  • All other duties as assigned.

What you need

  • B.S or M.S. in Electrical, Software, Computer or Mechanical Engineering or related engineering discipline; we will only consider candidates with December 2020 or spring of 2021 graduation dates
  • 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA (or equivalent)
  • Must be a permanent resident of the U.S. or U.S. citizen
  • Self-starter with demonstrated efficient work methods, analytical & problem-solving skills and ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • The individual should enjoy working in a fast paced, dynamic and results orientated team environment
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to effectively work cross-functionally and externally as required
  • Basic knowledge of engineering fundamentals
  • Must be able to read and interpret complex engineering drawings and have the ability to understand geometrical dimensioning and tolerancing.
  • Experience in an FDA regulated or regulated industry beneficial.
  • High level of PC Skills required.
  • Excellent attention to detail.

The Company

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and, together with our customers, is driven to make healthcare better. We offer innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes.

We grow talent. We give you the opportunity to develop your career based on your strengths and potential, including the possibility to move geographically, functionally, laterally and vertically. Stryker is a career destination for engaged, passionate and talented people who are driven to seek the innovation, growth and opportunity that only we offer.

Join our global team of 40,000+ people!

Work From Home: Not available

Travel Percentage: None

Stryker Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.

Stryker Corporation will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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