Manufacturing Engineering Manager in Kalamazoo, MI at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 10/17/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Stryker’s Medical and Surgical equipment manufacturing facility in Kalamazoo, Michigan is seeking to hire a Manufacturing Engineering Manager.


  • Talent developers. Growth-oriented managers who recruit and hire top-performing talent and prioritize the development of their team members

  • Goal-oriented orchestrators. People who can effectively coordinate and focus the work of skilled employees toward an important goal, prioritizing to the right activities that lead to success.

  • Network builders. Managers who build connections with other teams and divisions and coordinate cross-functional collaboration.


  • This role will be responsible for direct management of Manufacturing Engineers including, developing and directing team resources and new employee recruiting.

  • Arrange resources to meet new product and production customer service needs.

  • Plan, organizing, and implement training on manufacturing systems and procedures. 

  • Develop goals and metrics of the manufacturing engineering team directly related to production unit support.

  • Understand capital needs to maintain business requirements via capital expenditure requests, new product introduction, expanding manufacturing capacity, department budgets and driving cost savings.

  • Assist subcontractors in resolving manufacturing and quality related issues.

  • Assist customers in resolving product issues including line downs, repairs, non-conformances, corrective and preventative actions.

  • Sets overall group goals and priorities and evaluates subordinate's performance based on those goals/priorities.

  • Drive overall plant strategy including visions for team, plant metrics, and building a supportive and inclusive manufacturing team environment.

  • Driving cohesive and collaborative manufacturing strategy, building cross functional partnerships between plant stakeholders.

  • Responsible for mid-year and end-of-year performance reviews.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering - Required

  • 8+ years related work experience including 2+ years Management/Supervisory experience - Required

  • Manufacturing experience in a regulated environment - Preferred

  • Previous experience managing manufacturing capital budgets and cost reduction strategies - preferred.

  • Ability to implement qualified processes using applicable systems (process validation, process planning tools, design of experiments, manufacturing assembly procedures) - Preferred

  • Ability to develop detailed process plans using applicable tools (process failure mode and effect analysis, fault tree analysis, and safety & efficacy reviews) – Preferred

  • Experience including procurement and implementation of major capital equipment programs - Preferred

Work From Home: Occasional

Travel Percentage: 10%

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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