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Staff Engineer, Advanced Operations in Kalamazoo, MI at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 3/19/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Kalamazoo, MI
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    3/19/2019
  • Job ID:
    R412265

Job Description

Basic Function

Works with Marketing, R&D, Cost Accounting, and  Advanced Sourcing, Advanced Quality, and Validation on new product development.  They serve as the voice of operations in the development process and work on design for manufacturability and assembly. This position is responsible for process design, development, and validation in new product development.  Knows and applies fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of the advanced manufacturing specialization.

Responsibilities

  • ​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. 

  • Will select components and equipment based on analysis of specifications, reliability and regulatory requirements. Work with quality engineers to develop component specific testing and inspection protocols. 

  • May lead/support capital acquisition activity from specifying equipment, contract negotiation, Installation and validation. 

  • Will analyze equipment to establish operating data, conduct experimental test and result analysis. Lead and/or participate in process review meetings. 

  • Participate in PFMEA, Control Plan, SOP and PPAP generation associated with product transfers and launches. 

  • Complete capability studies for in process inspection and generate subsequent Inspection documentation.     

  • Conduct MSA studies for new products and new processes. 

  • Provide training for manufacturing team members. 

  • Ensure adherence to GMP and safety procedures. 

  • Review and approval of validation documentation. 

  • ​All other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None

Physical Requirements

  • ​​Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. 

  • Must have the ability to work with and assemble small objects and component parts. 

  • Ability to operate small hand tools, inspection equipment, and common office equipment. 

  • ​Ability to operate in a fast paced environment, sometimes requiring extended work hours.

Mental Requirements

  • ​Must be able to generate, follow and explain detailed proposals and operating procedures    (i.e. assembly instructions, inspection procedures, and capital project proposals) 

  • Must be able to analyze and correct complex product and/or process issues using independent judgement 

  • Must be able to routinely make decisions that affect immediate operations 

  • ​Must be able to plan, organize, and implement multiple concurrent tasks

Qualifications/Work Experience Preferred

  • ​5+ years of related engineering experience 

  • Proven track record of working in a team based environment. 

  • Excellent Interpersonal Skills - able to express ideas and collaborate effectively with multidisciplinary teams. Be open minded with the ability to recognize good ideas. 

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

  • Experience in executing complex problem solving techniques related to manufacturing/design technical issues. Good instincts and sound judgement for mechanical and structural design. 

  • Good understanding of Design for Manufacturing (DFM), related statistical tools and validation/verification techniques. 

  • Excellent analytical skills, ability to plan, organize and implement concurrent tasks. 

  • Good knowledge of manufacturing processes, materials, product and process design. 

  • Must be able to read and interpret complex engineering drawings and have the ability to understand geometrical dimensioning and tolerancing. 

  • Certified in validation activities. 

  • Experience in an FDA regulated or regulated industry beneficial. 

  • High level of PC Skills required. 

  • ​Excellent attention to detail.

Education/Special Training Required

  • B.S in Mechanical Engineering or related engineering discipline 

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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