Extrusion Engineer - Plastics - Senior Staff in Salt Lake City, UT at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 1/8/2020

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Job Description

Who We Want

We are looking for a highly technical and highly communicative Senior Staff Engineer to join and drive the Extrusion team based in our Salt Lake City, UT location. We need a well-rounded engineer who have extensive polymer science experience in a theoretical and practical sense. If you enjoy a technical role that will also add value in validation and quality this is perfect for you!

What You Will Do

As a Senior Staff Engineer you will focus on advancing the capabilities and services provided by the Plastics Extrusion department. You will partner with Operations and R&D customers, this role will understand the clinical challenge, translate that to material selection and development of technologies that yield manufacturable processes. 

  • Lead hands-on proficiency in process development of tapered tubing, multi lumen tubing, multi layer tubing and wire and substrate coating.
  • Drive advanced statistical techniques related to tubing – online and offline.
  • Demonstrate a primary commitment to patient safety, product quality and compliance with the Stryker Quality Manual and its governing regulations.
  • Partner with R&D in the development of Neurovascular catheter and delivery system components.
  • Utilize comprehensive polymer knowledge (including fillers, marking additives and colorants) in the selection of materials for rapid product development.
  • Develop novel and unique technologies and processes to deliver customer needs.
  • Independently lead test method and process verification & validation activities for the production of extruded components or sub-assemblies.
  • Ability to create and execute on new ideas not within work history.
  • Perform engineering work related to design, procurement, fabrication, installation, documentation and qualification of manufacturing equipment, tooling and fixtures.
  • Lead improvement efforts related to the stability and capability of extruded component or sub-assembly manufacturing, assist production on difficult extrusion issues.
  • Identify and implement CIP (cost improvement projects) for cost savings.
  • Lead teams of technical team members (cross-functional and multi-site) to deliver technical extrusion deliverables success.
  • Periodically provide effective Engineering support to Extrusion production department, including troubleshooting process problems and influence key decisions in these areas.
  • Train, mentor, and provide direction to Operators, Technicians, and Engineers.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of management, customers, and external regulatory officials.  Technical report and excellent note records keeping required.

What We Want

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering within a technical and/or materials discipline - Significant extrusion equivalent industry experience will be considered in lieu of degree.
  • Hands-on proficiency in process development of tapered tubing, multi lumen tubing, multi layer tubing and wire and substrate coating
  • 8+ years plastics extrusion industry experience preferred
  • 3 years medical device experience highly preferred 
  • Demonstrated history of development of new extrusion processes and technologies.
  • Skilled in use of advanced statistical techniques related to tubing – online and offline.

Work From Home: Not available

Travel Percentage: 20%

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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