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Sr. Process Engineer in Cary, IL at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 1/28/2019

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    Cary, IL
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Job Description

The Company

At Sage, now a part of Stryker, we have a unique outlook. Our philosophy is to continually exceed our customers' expectations. From manufacturing to administration to executive management, every member of the team is completely focused on maximizing quality. We are a recognized leader in the healthcare industry with an outstanding reputation which is inspired by our leadership and shaped by our culture. We are a leader and innovator in the field of healthcare manufacturing as well as the recipient of many past awards, including the Best Medium-Sized Company to Work For in America, Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work, Supplier of the Year, and one of the 101 Best Companies to Work For in Chicago.

The Position – Mix System Engineer

Reporting to the Manager of Engineering, the Mix System Engineer will design and develop the pharmaceutical process to manufacture and distribute aqueous solutions and the associated equipment and processes.  Through monitoring the performance of the Mix system equipment, the engineer will identify and implement continuous improvements of the Mix Systems and its associated components and processes to maintain optimal efficiency, cost, and system availability for manufacturing.  This role is key in developing a CIP process that is both effective and efficient. 

The Mix System Engineer will be responsible for, but not limited to the following:

  • Developing process piping, valving and tankage to support the manufacturing processes. performance.
  • Maintaining and improving system design and ensure compliance with applicable regulations.
  • Developing and executing equipment and process validations related to Mix System components and processes.
  • Conducting quality investigations and troubleshoot complex issues based on expertise.
  • Identifying areas of improvement and serve as the project manager in seeing these changes through.
  • Directly training or participating in the training of technical personnel.
  • Cooperatively working with other department representatives, lead persons, engineers, and any others to improve shift effectiveness, increase productivity, reduce costs and maintain regulatory compliance. Participating in pre-qualifications and factory acceptance tests of new equipment and machinery.
  • Communicating shift/project reports and statuses to Department Head.
  • Providing engineering support to mixing department as when needed.
  • Continuously advancing skills with new training, technologies, and processes.
  • Identifying, suggesting, recommending improvements, and implementing modifications to increase productivity and reduce costs.
  • Notify Primary Components Manager and Engineering Manager of any unusual problems.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree is required.  Preferably in an Engineering discipline such as Chemical or Mechanical (other disciplines will be considered based on relevant work experience and training).
  • Pharmaceutical piping, valving, mixing and cleaning and sanitizing process knowledge is beneficial
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years relevant experience in pharmaceutical or process piping environment.
    • Additional skills that are necessary to be successful include:
      • Proven experience making product quality decision.
      • Working knowledge of engineering drawings, electrical schematics, engineering flow diagrams, algebra, geometry, and statistics.
      • Strong technical writing skills and experience.
      • Proficiency with computerized record keeping systems including: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Maintenance monitoring systems, Laboratory information systems, quality management systems, manufacturing execution systems.
      • Working knowledge of validation processes
      • Experience working in a Regulated environment

Competencies for the role

  • Excellent communication, teaching and organizational skills
  • Comfortable working collaboratively as part of a cross functional team.
  • Able to foster a team environment
  • Project management experience including managing from design to implementation.  
  • Successful career of delivering results.

EOE Minority/Female/Veteran/Disability

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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