Senior Advanced Quality Engineer in Redmond, WA at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 1/24/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Who we want
Dedicated achievers. People who thrive in a fast-paced environment and will stop at nothing to ensure a project is complete and meets regulations and expectations.
Goal-oriented developers. Keeping the customer and system requirements squarely in focus, people who deliver safe and robust solutions.
Collaborative partners. People who build and leverage cross-functional relationships to bring together ideas, information, use cases, and industry analyses to develop best practices.

Self-directed imitators. People who take ownership of their work and need no prompting to drive productivity, change, and outcomes.

User-focused creators. People who imagine with the user in mind, developing technology that helps change patients’ lives.

What you will do

As a Senior Advanced Quality Engineer, you will develop and implement methods and procedures for process control, process improvement, testing and inspection to ensure that the products are free of flaws and function as designed. Designs and installs sophisticated testing equipment and performs product testing and analysis to maintain quality levels and minimize defects and failure rates. Analyzes reports and defective products to determine trends and recommend corrective actions. Collaborates with supplier representatives on quality problems, ensures that effective corrective actions are implemented and contributes to supplier quality improvement programs.


  • Participate in the new product development process by ensuring that all the quality data streams are fully comprehended and that the voice of the customer, as heard through these data streams (complaints, non-conforming records [NCRs], verified failures, etc.), is a design input and consideration.
  • Support Risk Management activities, including, but not limited to, the comprehensive and accurate assessment and characterization of design risks, which includes both the appropriate mitigation activities and proper identification in downstream design outputs (design failure modes and effects analysis [DFMEA], Critical To Quality and Critical To Process characteristics on specifications, Risk Assessments for issues impacting distributed product, etc.).
  • Represent the QA/QE function for the review and approval of designated design outputs.
  • Support the implementation of the Reliability program for application in new product development, and utilization in predictive models for issue characterization.
  • Identify the appropriate field performance trending metrics, establishing standardized reporting mechanisms, analyzing results to identify emerging trends and improvement opportunities, and reporting for production and post-production monitoring of new products after launch.
  • Participate in the CAPA process as task owner/contributor as appropriate and necessary.
  • Provide Quality leadership to drive the timely resolution of quality issues impacting assigned product lines.
  • Support material review board (MRB)/non-conforming material processes as needed.
  • Maintain 100% compliance to Physio-Control processes and procedures.
  • May mentor less-senior members of design quality engineering team.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

What you need

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in working in a highly regulated environment, quality, manufacturing or engineering.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering desired.
  • Prior experience working with electrical, mechanical, and/or electro-mechanical commodities
  • ASQ certified quality engineer (CQE) and/or black belt certification
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work on complex problems with little to no guidance and under pressure
  • Must be a team player
  • General statistical quality tools knowledge with process capability; demonstrated ability to apply six sigma and statistical quality control methodologies
  • Knowledge of specification development, industry standards, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T), etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive and deliver innovative, effective and timely solutions
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor others in best practices and industry standards

Work From Home: Not available

Travel Percentage: Up to 25%

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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