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Senior Staff Engineer, R&D in Greenwood Village, CO at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 2/19/2019

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Job Description

Stryker’s Sports Medicine business delivers a wide range of innovative sports medicine implants, instrumentation, resection, and biologic solutions. Our focus is on minimally invasive and open approaches to the shoulder, knee, hip, and small joints. We deliver a comprehensive and innovative portfolio of products and business solutions to help our customers excel both clinically and operationally. Our goal is to restore someone’s normal lifestyle after an injury, explained in our motto of “motion regained, life renewed”.

The Senior Staff Engineer is responsible for designing, evaluating and bringing new products to market for our Sports Medicine business. This team member will also serve a key role as technical leader and mentor on the R&D team.

Responsibilities

  • Leads the technical team to solve difficult problems. Serves as the technical architect on project teams, stitching together individual design activities to ensure smooth execution leading to a high-quality and robust design.
  • Monitors the progress of projects to ensure sound application of engineering principles are used and design intent is being followed/achieved.
  • Demonstrates technical leadership skills across the business unit. Uses relationships with technical and functional leaders to propose and advance product and platform roadmaps.
  • Applies detailed knowledge of customer problems to the design of platforms for minimally invasive surgery.
  • Invents/creates concepts and designs for new products/processes and submits invention disclosures.
  • Utilizes CAD (Computer Aided Design) systems to model component and assembly designs and produce detailed engineering drawings. Provides technical mentorship and guidance to engineering team to optimize component and assembly designs.
  • Leverages a range of prototyping and manufacturing methods to produce design candidates. Evaluates design candidates through bench and user testing (mechanical, electromechanical, simulated use, physician labs).
  • Collaborates with internal manufacturing partners, contract manufacturers, designers, and product specialists to optimize designs for manufacturability. Performs tolerance stackup analysis studies and leads technical design reviews to finalize product and component designs.
  • Responsible for design control deliverables, including documentation of design inputs and outputs, design reviews, risk analysis and management, etc.
  • Designs and coordinates standard engineering tests and experiments. Trains and coordinates R&D engineers and technicians to support product testing. Summarizes, analyzes, and draws conclusions from test results. Prepares test documentation to communicate results to technical community.
  • Works with the Operations team to support design transfer activities, including identification of critical quality attributes, process validations, PPAP (production part approval process), etc.

Required Technical Skills

  • Experience in high-volume manufacturing of medical devices; the ideal candidate will have experience in the design and development of handheld instruments as well as disposable resection devices.
  • Proficient using Solidworks or Pro/Engineer (PTC/Creo preferred). Experience managing CAD data with Windchill PDMLink or similar PDM environment.
  • Strong GD&T experience and knowledge with application to metal machined and plastic fabricated parts.

Preferred Technical Skills

The ideal candidate will possess most of the following technical skills. Candidates with a subset of skills and a propensity to learn are invited to apply.

  • Functional and theoretical understanding of metal bearing surfaces and metal surface treatments
  • Deep understanding of metal, plastic, and assembly manufacturing methods used for small component manufacturing – for example, lasercutting, wire EDM, laser welding, deburring, plastic injection molding and machining
  • Expert knowledge in gage measuring devices for metal machined and plastic fabricated parts (CMM, OGP, and Hommel inspection techniques for measuring diameter, total runout and surface profiles)

General Requirements

  • ​B.S. in Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering, or related curriculum
  • 7+ years of related design experience
  • Works independently to plan and schedule own activities to meet project timelines
  • Works cooperatively with Quality, Manufacturing, Regulatory, Clinical, Marketing and Project Management to ensure project success
  • Collaborates with peers to leverage and share engineering best practices

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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