Staff Additive Design Engineer in Carrigtohill at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 8/18/2019

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Staff Additive Design Engineer

Position Summary:

The Staff Additive Design Engineer is a key member of the Additive Technology team, focused on developing additive-enabled designs along with divisional R&D and Advanced Operations counterparts. The Design Engineer will be an embedded member of the divisional product development teams and work hand-in-hand on design concepts that lead to new products to be launched from the Additive New Product Introduction team. The Staff Engineer provides oversight to development teams with respect to implant and instrument design work. Assists in segments of complex multifunctional teams to advance assigned projects through the design/development process and ultimately through commercialization.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

- Collaborate with divisional R&D and AO to understand product requirements and use additive design methodologies to improve performance of new and existing products.

- Provide engineering support for new product and process introductions, ensuring that all activities are completed and documented in accordance with the Stryker new product development procedures.

- Ensure quality of process and product as defined in the appropriate operation and material specifications.

- Liaise between less experienced Engineers and Chief/Principal Engineers. Partner with the Chief Engineer to provide guidance to Engineering teams when reviewing Technical Assessments, Risk Analysis, Design Control Documents and Tolerance Studies.

- Participate in the Design Review process in order to mentor less experienced engineers as well as reinforce best design practices.

- Partner with Research Directors in clinical research and literature review.

- Gather input for design and evaluation of new products. Identify potential issues and engage surgeons in discussions of these.

- Partner with project teams and Device Evaluation on test method development and reliability testing.

- Establish and maintain relationships with key stakeholders in order to recognize and anticipate industry trends and user needs.

- Continue to maintain strong understanding of the utilization and management of the design controls process

- Mentor engineers in modeling and detailing implant and instrumentation designs utilizing PTC Creo design software.

- Provide guidance in conducting and evaluating Verification and Validation activities to they comply with internal standards, exploit all technical challenges, and are statistically relevant.


B.S in Mechanical Engineering or related engineering discipline with 4 or more years of experience

Knowledge and Skills:

- Minimum of 4-6 years experience of product design experience in Orthopaedics in the medical device industry or equivalent.

- Experience in the function, clinical issues and performance requirements of orthopedic implants.

- Experience leading complex product development initiatives from concept through release.

- Experience in design controls and risk management within a regulated industry.

- Experience with a parametric CAD package. Prefer PTC Creo Elements/Pro E

- Demonstrated understanding of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and its application.

- Demonstrated ability to influence a broad cross functional audience.

- Demonstrated ability to make decisions as needed.

- Demonstrated ability to mentor and educate individuals or small groups as well as multiple project teams to ensure that best design practices and standards are met.

- Passion for additive manufacturing and understanding of the potential that additive manufacturing has to revolutionize product design.

- Innovative thinker - should be able to envisage new and better ways of doing things.

- Must be able to read and interpret complex engineering drawings and have a good understanding of geometrical dimensioning and tolerancing.

- Potential to join divisional R&D teams depending on organizational demands.

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: Up to 25%

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