Quality Engineering Co-op in Burnaby at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 2/4/2020

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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. The Company 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. We are currently seeking an Engineering Co-op on the Quality Team, located in Burnaby, BC.  If you are the type of person that enjoys extraordinary challenges, aggressive personal and professional growth, and working with an all-star team, we welcome you to apply for this position!

During an Engineering co-op term on the Stryker Endoscopy Quality team you have the opportunity to work with Advanced Quality Engineers (AQE) and Post-Market Quality Engineers (QE): 

  • Advanced Quality: The AQE team works on engineering projects related to the development of new products.  Areas of emphasis may include human factors engineering, risk management, application of statistics, reliability engineering, design verification, and design validation including customer interaction. As our founder Homer Stryker pointed out, “If your tools don’t work, make them work.  If you can’t make them work, make some that do work.”  In this directive, the AQE team works to make sure that the products we develop at Stryker will work consistently for our customers to meet or exceed their expectations.
  • Post-Market Quality: The QE team works with our internal cross-functional teams and external sales team and customers to ensure we develop and sustain a product with the highest quality.

Our job is to ensure we develop the right products up front – evaluate risk, ensure our customer’s user needs are met, and help drive craftsmanship, safety, durability and reliability into the product.  On the post-market side, we also work closely with regulatory to handle any complaints and implement design changes, as needed, to address quality issues. The role requires someone who has great communication, problem-solving, and technical skills.


  • Assisting in the design and development of a range of endoscopy and open field imaging devices and accessories.   
  • Participate as part of the quality engineering team in all phases of development - from proof-of-concept to product launch and post-market complaint handling and product improvements. 

  • Work closely with cross-functional teams, including sales and marketing, R&D, test lab and manufacturing.  

  • Will work with third-party suppliers and contractors to produce prototypes, run tests and document findings. 

  • Lead in house testing, including creation of protocols, fixtures, running the tests and documenting results. 

  • Work with customers, sales reps and service team on investigations and root cause analysis of product field issues. 

  • Assist in development and transition into a new complaint trending process. 


  • Experience with CAD (preferably SolidWorks). 

  • Proficient in Excel, Word and Powerpoint. 

  • Knowledge of Design Control and general medical device standards (ISO 13485, IEC 60601-1). 

  • Ability to effectively communicate ideas/concepts and document findings. 

Previous Experience:  

  • Some experience working in the medical device industry and familiarity with ISO 13485, or other experience in a regulated industry. 

  • Background in Anatomy or Biology would be beneficial. 


  • Third year undergrad or higher   

Target duration:

  • 8 months

Target Programs:  

  • Biomedical Engineering 

  • Engineering Science

  • System Engineering  

Work From Home: Not available

Travel Percentage: None

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