Design Engineer (Patient Specific Solutions) in Elstree at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 11/21/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description



Key Areas of Responsibility

The job holder will be responsible for carrying out the following:

  • Provide design solutions for a broad range of patient specific implants inclusive of instruments and trials where necessary;
  • Ensure all solutions meet critical design prerequisites including patient and customer safety, mechanical, and biological suitability;
  • Read and work from various clinical imaging including x-rays, CT, and MRI scans;
  • Provide adequate information via technical drawings and 3D models to manufacturing and inspection (including subcontractor activities such as coating requirements) and prepare job cards and bill of materials (BOMs) with reference drawings as required;
  • Where required, dimension all drawings correctly in accordance with the latest version of BS 8888, apply geometrical tolerancing, finishing and etching details, and carry out tolerance stack calculations;
  • Perform engineering calculations, making reasonable assumptions, to support design validity;
  • Preparation of surgical planning guides/instructions inclusive of appropriate surgical instruments and defining operating instructions for patient-specific implants;
  • Liaise with Design coordinators, Manufacturing Team Leaders and technicians, Product Engineers, Inspectors, Customer Services, QA/RA personnel, and subcontractors with respect to the manufacture and progress of each case; 
  • Liaise with consultant surgeons, surgical/theatre staff, distributors, and the Sales team with respect to implant design, instrumentation and technical support;
  • Ensure standard templates used for design are current and updated in a timely fashion;
  • Ensure all patient-specific designs are covered by an appropriate Technical File/Design Dossier/Device History File;
  • Conduct, as part of a team, risk assessments and document all activities and justifications/validations to satisfy regulatory requirements under the guidance of the Quality and Regulatory Affairs counterparts;
  • Attend surgical and clinical cases, both domestic and abroad as required.
  • Any other tasks that sits outside your current role from time to time to support the activities of the business.


Qualifications Knowledge Skills

  • Can use CAD to a high level to design 3D parametric models and assemblies using NX (or other mainstream software) taking into consideration manufacturing and inspection routes.
  • Draft, tolerance and apply GD&T correctly and precisely to BS 8888 and related standards.
  • Good understanding and qualification in mechanical engineering or similar.
  • Can support various departments, including manufacturing and inspection, and maintain strict document control.
  • Can implement drawing/document changes and distribute appropriately.
  • Can manage and schedule multiple projects both short and long term and keep to strict deadlines in a methodical manor.
  • Self-motivation and focus to work individually or in small team environments.
  • An eye for creative/innovative design and attention to detail.
  • Understanding of biomedical and biomechanical engineering, biotribology, or biomaterials.
  • Good understanding of Siemens NX and Teamcenter.

Work From Home: Not available

Travel Percentage: 10%

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