Process Specialist - Portage, MI - Stryker Corporation

Date de publication : 6/16/2019

Résumé de l'offre

Description de l'offre

The Process Specialist will be responsible for providing technician-level support and coverage for the robotic welding and automation equipment within the Stryker Medical Plant in Portage, MI. This role also executes and drives projects as they relate to process development, equipment downtime, process improvements and equipment commissioning. You will provide technical expertise, problem solving and innovative solutions as it relates to programming, fixture and tooling design, maintenance troubleshooting and process improvements.


  • Actively participate in cleanliness and 6S standards team (includes desks, work benches, tooling and equipment, machines, etc.)
  • Documents safety and 6S concerns within immediate area and plant-wide production area
  • Ensuring compliance with established regulatory and quality, legal, corporate, and human resources policies and procedures.
  • Work with minimal direct supervision to accomplish technical production support tasks and troubleshooting as it relates to robotic weld and material handling equipment
  • Execute tasks on transformational projects for cost, quality, process improvements within operations, maintenance and engineering on robotic weld equipment
  • Work closely with engineering and operation teams to recommend and specify upgrades, replacements and new equipment purchases
  • Documents results of all projects, improvements and opportunities and communicates to team leader and team members as needed
  • Consults and acts as liaison of operations and engineering team with advanced operations to design and plan solutions for implementing new technology on production floor
  • Partner with advanced operations as needed to complete one-off requests in regard to prototypes, fixtures, tooling and process development
  • Work directly with vendors on tooling, process improvements for existing or new applications
  • Assist in material flow layouts and part/fixture/tooling racking solutions within the plant
  • Specify tooling for new or existing processes, work closely with manufacturing process leads (MPLs) to guide orders and tooling sustainment
  • Provides training on existing processes as well as new equipment/processes within plant
  • Trains employees on welding fabrication processes and inspects/tests results and applicants, as needed
  • Assists in developing training structure and programs for fabrication and manufacturing processes
  • Provides line of defense, partnering with MPLs as needed, to address line-down issues regarding equipment and process issues and non-conformances
  • Supports day-to-day production in operations via technical troubleshooting, problem solving and advising on equipment tooling, operation
  • In-depth technical troubleshooting of problems regarding component issues, quality problems, and equipment maintenance/performance
  • Assists and owns smaller-scale projects as it relates to equipment capacity, part transfers, cost reduction projects
  • Program or assist in programming numerous pieces of NC and/or PLC controlled metal fabrication/welding equipment
  • Assist in validation activities within engineering team, including periodic reviews, equipment qualifications, process validations, PPAPs
  • Complete various day-to-day tasks, as assigned


  • High School Education or Equivalent. Associates or technical certificate preferred
  • Technical knowledge and understanding of metal fabricating processes (machining, welding, sheet metal forming, etc.)
  • 5+ years of relevant process development experience and robotic programming experience
  • Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) through the American Welding Society
  • Significant experience and ability to demonstrate proficiency in Fanuc robotic controllers and programming
  • Strong ability and expertise within GMAW, GTAW arc welding. Experience and knowledge of Fronius weld power supplies is preferred
  • Specialized skill set in on or more of the following: machining, tube forming, sheet metal processing, automation, robotics, or welding
  • Must be proficient in the use of calibrated devices and in the reading of detailed mechanical prints.
  • Flexibility to support production equipment during all shifts during the week and occasional weekends
  • Competent with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, etc.)
  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Possess attention to detail
  • Must be able to explain detailed documentation accurately
  • Must be able to communicate extraordinarily to many stakeholders and facets of the business including production, engineering, quality and upper-management

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: None

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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