Senior Design Engineer-Mechanical in Portage, MI at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 1/3/2020

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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 a Senior Design Engineer-Mechanical located in Kalamazoo Michigan.  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!

As a Senior Design Engineer-Mechanical, you will be asked to apply sound engineering practices while designing new products and technologies used in surgery. Encompassing everything from brainstorming new concepts to commercialization and manufacturing scale-up, design engineers anchor our New Product Development (NPD) team.

Come work for a top Gallup employer with a reputation amongst Fortune 500 companies for cutting-edge products and aspirational business performance and help propel the medical device industry forward!

Who we want:

Collaborative partners. People who build and leverage cross-functional relationships to bring together ideas, information, use cases, and industry analyses to develop best practices.

Analytical problem solvers. People who go beyond just fixing to identify root causes, evaluate optimal solutions, and recommend comprehensive upgrades to prevent future issues.

Curious learners. People who seek out cutting-edge research and information to expand and enhance their ability to develop new ideas into reality.

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.

What you will do:

  • Will be responsible for design, documentation, integration of system features, and development of infrastructure tools or processes for scalability and modularity to deliver best-in-class minimally invasive spine solutions.
  • Ensures that sound application of engineering principles, practices and procedures are being used and design intent is being achieved
  • Analyze products and processes to establish operating data, ensure experimental tests are conducted, and evaluate the results
  • Select components and equipment based on analysis of specifications, reliability and regulatory requirements
  • Aid in the development process by ensuring designs are cost efficient, manufacturable, and are reliable
  • Assist in evaluating vendor capability to support development
  • Submit periodic reports on assigned topics to their supervisor
  • Interact telephonically and in person with customers to resolve product issues
  • May be assigned to the engineering efforts of a specific product or product line
  • May coordinate the activities of 1 or more employees
  • Participates in project planning and estimating activities on a macro (e.g. block diagram from project start to finish) down to a micro level (task level on a day by day basis)
  • Develops requirements, design, and testing strategies according to user needs, internal and external standards, and regulatory requirements
  • Identifies root causes of issues, determines potential solutions, and evaluates them against requirements
  • Follows the company’s standards for product development and quality process and complies with quality management system procedures
  • Works closely and collaboratively with other members of the development team in a fast-paced team environment
  • Responsible for achieving relevant performance, time-to-market objectives, and product and project cost targets, all while achieving product quality goals

What you need:

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or related engineering discipline
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience
  • Must be able to read and interpret complex engineering drawings
  • Have the ability to understand geometrical dimensioning and tolerancing
  • Demonstrated mechanical problem-solving skills
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills
  • Must be able to manage time, projects, stress and conflict
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills including written and oral communication
  • Must be able to bring tasks through to completion with minimal supervision

Preferred Technical Competencies and Experience:

  • Demonstrated experience with ProE (CREO) or CAD
  • Familiar with Finite Element Analysis and numerical techniques is preferred Competency in design risk analysis (dFMEA)
  • Medical device design experience
  • Plastics mold-ability design experience utilizing simulation

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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