Principal Engineer, R&D in Salt Lake City, UT at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 9/25/2018

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Job Description

Who we want

Achievers. People with a proven track record of bringing cutting-edge medical devices to the marketplace.

Collaborative partners. People who build and leverage cross-functional relationships to bring together ideas, information, use cases, and industry analyses to develop best practices.

Creative Problem Solvers.  People with a proper balance of industry experience and confidence to challenge conventional thinking, when appropriate and bring fresh new ideas to the team.

Teammates.  Partners who understand that the team is much more powerful than the sum of the individuals. We want partners that value corporate, divisional and team success above personal success.

Technical Rockstars. People who dive deep into the technical nuances of products and processes with an innate passion for understanding how things work on a micro level.

What you will do 

Act as a core team member on one or more projects, responsible for high-level process and technology development. The candidate will have site responsibility for everything from early-stage process development, to process validation and verification, supporting the project up to market launch. The candidate will work closely with their R&D and Operations partners, insuring that reliable, capable and sustainable processes are developed, while insuring that product performance is not compromised. The candidate will influence others by overseeing day-to-day process development activities and related testing. While the candidate may not be directly involved in DOE’s, capability studies and similar, they must be intimately familiar with these activities.


•    Act as member of a cross-functional team, representing R&D Process and Technology Development.
•    Provide input from this functional perspective to project manager(s), insuring accurate planning (timeline) and forecasting of resource needs.
•    Oversee and actively participate in all aspects of process development (PD), from early-stage, through regulatory submission and hand-off to Operations.
•    Review, approve and sometimes author critical validation and verification documents.
•    Own monthly, quarterly and yearly PD milestones.
•    Provide input on the long-term direction for the PD team, site and division, relating to key technologies that should be pursued.

What you need

The minimum qualifications for his position are a bachelor’s degree in mechanical, biomedical engineering, or an equivalent discipline, with an additional 8 years of applicable experience.
The following are desired:
•    Relevant experience in medical device process development, especially processes related to the production of small catheters and guidewires.
•    Experience as part of a cross-functional team.
•    Significant experience with design control methodologies; process validation, verification, capability and risk mitigation.
•    Experience with design for manufacture and working closely with R&D counterparts.
•    Experience with extrusion, microfabrication, braiding, coating, small component assembly, high magnification visual inspection systems and bonding technology.

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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