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

Date Posted: 1/4/2020

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Job Description

This role is a mechanical design engineering position within the Neurosurgical Business Unit.

This specific position will work as part of a new product development team currently focused on a new technology being organically developed within bone fusion preparation team.  

As a Staff Engineer in this role, you will be responsible for designing, testing and validating medical devices.  The immediate need of this role is to provide design expertise for a complex single use, sterile plastic device but with the expectation that the role will develop into machine design support as well.  You will work closely with peers to develop designs that meets customer and system requirements.  Following defined design practices and the use of sound engineering principles, you will ensure that the designed medical devices are safe, robust and intuitive to the user. You will be responsible for creation, CAD modelling, prototyping and testing your designs.  You will work alongside other Design Engineers (Mechanical, Electrical and Software) to ensure world class products are created.  Additionally, you will work with supporting functions (Project Management, Operations, Sourcing, Quality, Regulatory, etc.) as a key part of the overall product development team.

Qualified candidates would be engineers with a history of success in new product development. Applicants should be those who are excited about influencing the innovation and direction in a growing section of our business within Stryker.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Conducts research: Identifies, presents and progresses new opportunities through the research process, including conducting feasibility studies on new designs and Investigating new technologies
  • Participates in project planning and estimating activities on a macro (e.g. block diagram from project start to finish) up to a micro level (task level on a day by day basis)
  • Develops and specifies precise new product functional requirements and testing strategies according to user needs, internal and external standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Designs, tests and integrates components and sub-assemblies to produce final designs
  • Identifies root causes of issues, determines potential solutions, and evaluates them against requirements
  • Ensures the integrity and security of company intellectual property and confidential data
  • Follows the company’s standards for product development and quality process and complies with quality management system procedures
  • Ensures that sound application of engineering principles, practices and procedures are being used and design intent is being achieved
  • Works closely and collaboratively with other members of the development team in a fast-paced team environment
  • Achieves relevant performance, time-to-market objectives, and product and project cost targets, all while achieving product quality goals
  • Evaluates the design's overall effectiveness, cost, reliability and safety
  • Creates and reviews material part specifications and bills of materials
  • Collaborates with internal manufacturing partners, contract manufacturers, designers and product specialists to optimize designs for manufacturability
  • Utilizes Ansys FEA software to optimize product robustness prior to prototyping and testing
  • Utilizes PRO-E CAD to model new designs and produce detailed engineering drawings

Minimum Qualifications:

  • B.S. in mechanical engineering or related engineering curriculum.
  • At least 5 years of industry experience in mechanical or electro mechanical design with proven ability to take designs from concept to production
  • Working knowledge of mold flowing analysis tools.
  • Working knowledge of 3D modelling software.
  • Working knowledge of finite element analysis software.
  • Demonstrated high level of technical competency in product design & problem-solving skills.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills; ability to present issues, plans and objectives.

Preferred technical competencies and experience:

  • At least 3 years industry experience designing plastic devices (preferably but not required sterile single use medical devices).
  • Medical device design experience or experience in another highly regulated industry
  • Experience in injection mold product design
  • Experience in mold flow analysis tools
  • Experience with electro-mechanical devices
  • Experience using PRO-E software
  • Experience using ANSYS software

Work From Home: Occasional

Travel Percentage: 10%

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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