Staff Engineer, R&D in Carrigtohill at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 1/30/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Training and Special Education Required

Bachelor's degree in a science, Prefer Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering.

Prefer Masters Degree in a technical discipline.

Qualifications and Work Experience Required

  • 7+ years 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 design package. Prefer ProE.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of orthopaedic surgical procedures and associated user needs.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • 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
  • Partner with Operations and Advanced Operations teams in relations to Process Validation, Gauge Design & Inspection, Inspection Methodology and DFM.
  • Partner with Chief/Principal Engineer in developing and maintaining best design practices.
  • 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 reviewing 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.
  • Assist Chief/Principal Engineer as a mentor to cross functional design teams to develop new products as well as address design issues.
  • 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 Design Controls (NPDP).
  • Mentor engineers in modeling and detailing implant and instrumentation designs utilizing PRO E 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.

Work From Home: Occasional

Travel Percentage: 20%

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