Principal R&D Technician in Virtual, Minnesota at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 8/1/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Position Summary:

Provide hands-on assistance to the engineering staff in numerous aspects of new product development. Responsible for the technical functions which support R&D engineering activities such as bench top testing and evaluation, test method development and validation, product and prototype fabrication and assembly, experimental design or specialized test equipment. Work from schematics, diagrams, written and verbal descriptions and outlines of defined plans to perform testing and troubleshooting functions. Conduct engineering tests and detailed experimental testing to collect design data or assist in research work.


  • Prototype development and testing
  • Work independently with minimal guidance
  • Utilize computer skills (CAD, analytical analysis, etc.) to facilitate design decision making
  • Understand and comply with “Quality Control” requirements (i.e. Design Control, etc.)
  • Maintain materials and tools necessary for prototyping activities
  • Understand IP issues relative to design being developed
  • Maintain knowledge of new developments in manufacturing and design technologies.
  • Perform day-to-day investigational testing and preliminary verification tests
  • Analyze, evaluate and design solutions to problems affecting product manufacturability or reliability
  • Interact with vendors to obtain equipment, components, supplies or services


  • Two year technical degree and 7+ years of relevant experience or 10+ years of relevant experience
  • Experience in metals processing, polymers, and electronics are a plus
  • Good computer skills (SolidWorks experience is a plus), data analysis skills and report writing skills are beneficial
  • Knowledge of medical products is beneficial
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously
  • 10% travel

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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