Associate Manager, Manufacturing Engineering in Kalamazoo, MI at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 8/21/2020

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Job Description

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and is dedicated to helping healthcare professionals perform their jobs more efficiently while enhancing patient care. Stryker offers a diverse array of innovative medical technologies, including reconstructive, medical and surgical, and neurotechnology and spine products to help people lead more active and more satisfying lives.

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and is dedicated to helping healthcare professionals perform their jobs more efficiently while enhancing patient care. Stryker offers a diverse array of innovative medical technologies, including reconstructive, medical and surgical, and neurotechnology and spine products to help people lead more active and more satisfying lives.


Stryker is seeking to hire an Associate Manager, Manufacturing Engineering to support Stryker’s Instrument Division manufacturing operations in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

WHO WE WANT:

  • Effective communicators. People who can interpret information clearly and accurately to concisely communicate results and recommendations to stakeholders, senior management, and their teams.
  • Talent developers. Growth-oriented managers who recruit and hire top-performing talent and prioritize the development of their team members.
  • Network builders. Managers who build connections with other teams and divisions and coordinate cross-functional collaboration.
  • Managers who drive performance. People who implement process improvements and leverage the talent of their team to consistently increase performance and productivity.
  • Goal-oriented orchestrators. People who can effectively coordinate and focus the work of skilled employees toward an important goal, prioritizing to the right activities that lead to success.

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

As the Associate Manager, Manufacturing Engineering you will provide overall department direction as related to process development and control for new and existing processes/products.

ADDITIONALLY, YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR:

  • Will develop and direct team resources.
  • New employee recruiting
  • Development and maintenance of operating procedures and basic instruction.
  • Arranging resources to meet new product and production customer service needs.
  • Plan, organize, and implement training.
  • Developing and prioritizing goals and metrics.
  • Development and management of department budgets.
  • Capital plan and development.
  • May assist subcontractors in resolving manufacturing and quality related issues.
  • May assist customers in resolving product issues.
  • Plans, organizes and sets goals for the manufacturing engineering function to best utilize personnel.
  • Will train others on manufacturing systems and procedures.
  • Will submit periodic reports on areas of responsibility.
  • May have personal contact with customers.
  • Manages directly and/or indirectly the activities of manufacturing engineers and Process Technicians.
  • Sets overall group goals and priorities and evaluates subordinate's performance based on those goals/priorities.
  • Coaches and develops manufacturing engineers, Process Technicians and and/or through subordinate supervision.
  • Responsible for manufacturing engineers complying with company policies and corrective actions.

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering.
  • 7+ years related work experience required, of which 2 years manufacturing engineering is highly preferred.
  • 1-2+ years of project Mgmt. experience (cross-functional preferred)
  • 1+ years of supervisory experience highly preferred.
  • Experience in regulated industry (Automotive, Aerospace, Medical Device manufacturing highly preferred).
  • Previous Manufacturing engineering experience including line down, new product builds, resolving line down issues and manufacturing transfer projects highly preferred.

ADDITIONALLY, YOU SHOULD HAVE:

  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal communications skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate small hand tool, inspection equipment, and common office equipment.
  • Demonstrated mechanical and/or electrical problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated outstanding organizational, industry, and technical knowledge.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead/facilitate problem solving teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop detailed process plans using applicable tools (PFMEA, Fault Tree Analysis, and Safety and Efficacy reviews).
  • Demonstrated ability to implement qualified processes using applicable systems (Process Validation, Process Planning Tools, Design of experiments, Manufacturing Assembly Procedures).
  • Demonstrated ability to apply Design for Manufacturability concepts.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, track and facilitate projects using applicable tools (Gantt and Pert Charts etc.).
  • Demonstrated ability to justify, procure and implement major capital equipment programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead/facilitate cross-functional teams.
  • Demonstrated skill in supervisory/managerial positions.
  • Must be able to generate and explain detailed proposals, guidelines and procedures.
  • Must be able to resolve complex process and/or systems issues using independent judgement.
  • Must be able to routinely make decisions that affect immediate operations and may have a division wide effect.
  • Must be able to plan, organize, and implement multiple, concurrent tasks.

Work From Home: Occasional

Travel Percentage: 10%

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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