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Staff Process Engineer - Extrusion in Salt Lake City, UT at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 5/14/2019

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Job Description

The Salt Lake City Stryker manufacturing site is experiencing phenomenal growth.  We pride ourselves on our new state of the art facility where we create amazing medical device products. We also have a nationally renowned “hands-on” medical device physician training center. 

We invite you to join our diverse workforce where you can take advantage of flexible work arrangements, outstanding benefits, ping pong table, spectacular mountain views, and our employee fitness center—we even have a climbing wall!  And this is all within a short drive from the airport or downtown!
We create multiple products that treat stroke patients and these state-of-the art devices save lives.  You will work with people here who value integrity, accountability, performance & people.  

What You Will Do

As a Staff Process Engineer - Extrusion you will focus on advancing the capabilities and services provided by the Plastics Extrusion department. You will partner with Operations and R&D customers, this role will understand the clinical challenge, translate that to material selection and development of technologies that yield manufacturable processes. Extruded Medical Tubing experience is a must have!

  • Demonstrate a primary commitment to patient safety, product quality and compliance with the Stryker Quality Manual and its governing regulations.
  • Partner with R&D in the development of Neurovascular catheter and delivery system components.
  • Utilize comprehensive polymer knowledge (including fillers, marking additives and colorants) in the selection of materials for rapid product development.
  • Develop novel and unique technologies and processes to deliver customer needs.
  • Independently lead test method and process verification & validation activities for the production of extruded components or sub-assemblies.
  • Ability to create and execute on new ideas not within work history.
  • Perform engineering work related to design, procurement, fabrication, installation, documentation and qualification of manufacturing equipment, tooling and fixtures.
  • Lead improvement efforts related to the stability and capability of extruded component or sub-assembly manufacturing, assist production on difficult extrusion issues.
  • Identify and implement CIP (cost improvement projects) for cost savings.
  • Works with teams of technical team members (cross-functional and multi-site) to deliver technical extrusion deliverables success.
  • Periodically provide effective Engineering support to Extrusion production department, including troubleshooting process problems and influence key decisions in these areas.
  • Potentially train, mentor, and provide direction to Operators, Technicians, and more junior engineers.

What You Need

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering within a technical and/or materials discipline. Masters preferred. 
  • 5+ years of plastics extrusion industry experience
  • 3+ years of medical device experience
  • Demonstrated history of development of new extrusion processes and technologies.
  • Skilled in use of advanced statistical techniques related to tubing – online and offline.
  • Hands-on proficiency in process development of tapered tubing, multi lumen tubing, multi layer tubing and wire and substrate coating.
  • Ability to draw from variety of disciplines and industries and technologies to create innovative solutions.
  • Know-how in best methods for tubing specification for any situation.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of management, customers, and external regulatory officials.  Technical report and excellent note records keeping required.

Why Stryker?  “It’s the people.” That’s the answer you’ll hear most often when you ask our employees why they love working here.

Come join our team in Utah at Stryker!”

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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