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Senior Industrial Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 12/4/2018

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Job Description

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies.  We offer innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes.  Our customers and patients are at the heart of everything we do.  Together with our customers, we are driven to make health care better.
 
Stryker’s Neurovascular division strives to propel the field of stroke care through continuous, purposeful innovation that powers meaningful outcomes. Focused on advancing the practice of less invasive stroke therapies through its Complete Stroke Care solutions, Stryker is dedicated to providing best-in-class solutions for ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke care, education and clinical support. Products include: stent retriever, detachable coils, stents, balloons, guidewires and microcatheters.   
 
We value integrity, accountability, performance & people.  “It’s the people.” That’s the answer you’ll hear most often when you ask our employees why they love working here. Our team wins with talented people who move faster, act quicker, and are empowered to do more. We push each other to be better, tackling challenges together and finding new and better ways of doing things. We empower our people to create their own success.
 
We grow talent. We give you the opportunity to develop your career based on your strengths and potential, including the possibility to move geographically, functionally, laterally and vertically. Stryker is a career destination for engaged, passionate and talented people who are driven to seek the innovation, growth and opportunity that only we offer.
 
The Salt Lake City site will continue to experience phenomenal growth.  We pride ourselves on our state of the art facility where industry leaders can perform medical procedures and provide direct feedback to our team or provide physician training.  We invite you to join our diverse workforce where you can take advantage of flexible work arrangements, outstanding benefits, and our employee game and fitness center, all within a short drive to the airport or downtown. 

WHO WE WANT
We’re looking for an experienced industrial engineer with the ability to influence teams to execute plans and deliver results.  Someone who is an advocate for operational excellence and efficiency; a self-directed leader who can anticipate and overcome obstacles and communicate effectively to all levels within the organization; and a medical device industry professional who is passionate about providing superior quality products to patients and customers.

WHAT YOU WILL DO
You will be a member of one or more cross-functional operations teams tasked with  effectively launching new product introductions and will lead teams to deliver business process improvement projects integral to the site’s strategic growth plan.  You will have the opportunity to: 
Implement and Analyze lean process improvements to reduce cost and improve efficiencies in partnership with the business. Perform and evaluate work measurement and workflow analysis for the establishment of standards and the utilization of production facilities. Develop plant and equipment layout, capacity plans, workflow and accident prevention measures to maintain efficient and safe utilization of plant facilities. Provide product assembly instructions and standardizes assembly practices. Evaluate new techniques and technological developments for inclusion in the production process.

LEAN MANUFACTURING

  • Introduce and advance the Lean Manufacturing culture, principles and practices across the plant and work with local management to create and drive the Lean vision for the plant
  • Coach, mentor and lead project groups through Stryker Production System and Lean Lighthouse initiatives.

ENGINEERING STANDARDS & CAPACITY PLANNING

  • Establishment of standard times through work measurement.
  • Preparation and presentation of engineering standard data in line with corporate guidelines.

SPATIAL PLANNING & OPTIMIZATION

  • Work with Process Development, Production, Facilities and Manufacturing Engineering teams to lead facility/line layout design and implementation projects.
  • Review requests for changes to facility layouts and propose options for review/ approval.
  • Ensure that plant layout drawings are correct and up to date at all times and that "free space" is created strategically to allow for improved flow and/or provision for new/additional production lines to support increased volume & new product introduction.
  • Optimize existing space utilization and provide input into the site spatial strategy.

EDUCATION/SPECIAL TRAINING:

  • Bachelor degree in engineering field required (Industrial Engineering or Bachelor degree in another field with equivalent industrial engineering experience preferred).
  • Lean Six Sigma Certification (preferred)

QUALIFICATIONS/WORK EXPERIENCE

  • 2+ years relevant Industrial Engineering experience in a medical device environment required (or minimum of 3 years for non-medical - specifically relating to Lean Manufacturing, Ergonomics, Line Balancing, and Plant Layout & Design preferred).
  • Flexible and capable of working substantially free from routine supervision in a demanding environment with a professional attitude and excellent communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead cross functional project teams.
  • Ability to consistently identify and drive continuous improvement throughout the business.
  • Demonstrated ability to coach/mentor others on Lean Manufacturing concepts.
  • Computer literate with experience in CAD packages.

Work From Home: No

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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