Expansion (Extrusion) Technician I - 2nd shift in Salt Lake City, UT at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 9/26/2019

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Job Description

As an expansion technician for Stryker, you will be in charge of the production of the plastic tubing which is used in many of Stryker’s life-saving products. You will have the opportunity to contribute to the continued improvement of our current products, as well as the development of new products to help victims of strokes have quicker, more complete recoveries.

Job Summary and Essential Duties:

Our expansion technicians take responsibility for running their extrusion line to produce quality products efficiently. This includes equipment set-up, tooling inspections, product inspections, and process monitoring. They apply their training and experience to troubleshooting production processes. They work hand-in-hand with engineers and other technicians to meet design requirements of new product developments.

Due to the sensitivity of our products, we maintain tight tolerances. This requires dedicated team members who are able to think critically and find solutions to the challenges that arise due to those tolerances. Our team members put quality first in their work, always keeping in mind our goal of helping make patient’s lives better.

  • Understands and adheres to safety policies and practices to maintain a clean, safe and health conscious work environment.
  • Maintains clean room standards per standard operating procedure.
  • Is responsible for quality and adherence to manufacturing process requirements.
  • Builds product by following all processes in which he/she is certified and completes other assigned work, while meeting manufacturing goals and metrics.
  • Records information on shop floor paperwork and maintains accurate records.
  • Ability to review shop floor paperwork, identify and correct errors.
  • May perform verification of manufacturing operations and line clearances for other product builders.
  • Is willing to flex and rotate as necessary and work well with all group members, both within the team and cross-functionally.
  • Records information on shop floor paperwork and maintains accurate records.
  • Maintains up to date training.
  • Demonstrates and applies a solid understanding of Lean Manufacturing principles.
  • Understands 6S principles for assigned areas.
  • Handles, transports, stores, and inspects components and final assembly devices.
  • Sets up and operates manufacturing equipment.
  • Able to become proficient on more than one job task.
  • Red lines documents in need of correction and assist with resolution.
  • Executes validation protocols and engineering evaluations with supervision.
  • Supports continuous improvements through idea submission and leading assigned projects.
  • *** Initial period of travel to Fremont, CA will be required for training (~ 3 months). Following training, no further travel is expected.***


  • 2+ years manufacturing/operations or related experience
  • Prefer prior medical device manufacturing experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate problems or issues verbally and written in English.
  • Demonstrated ability to read and understand procedures, safety sheets, instructions, and policies in English.
  • Ability to carry out verbal instructions in English.
  • Demonstrated ability to accurately work with measuring devices.
  • Demonstrated computer skills (ability to navigate email, calendar, online database systems and online training).
  • Demonstrated ability to follow processes and has an advanced understanding of the technical job duties.
  • Ability to conduct basic arithmetic calculations: add, subtract, multiply and divide.
  • Ability to perform simple calculations using a calculator.
  • High manual dexterity to use tools such as, microscope, heat gun, tweezers etc.
  • Ability to work overtime as required.


  • High School Diploma or GED required

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: 50%

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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