Project Engineer, Advanced Operations Global Engineering Development Program in Cary, IL at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 9/19/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Who we want

Challengers. People who seek out the hard projects and work to find just the right solutions.

Teammates. Partners who listen to ideas, share thoughts and work together to move the business forward.

Charismatic networkers. Relationship-savvy people who intentionally make connections with both internal partners and external contacts.

Strategic thinkers. People who propose innovative ideas and consistently exceed their performance objectives.

Customer-oriented achievers. Individuals with an unparalleled work ethic and customer-focused attitude who bring value to their partnerships.

Game changers. Persistent individuals who will stop at nothing to live out Stryker’s mission to make healthcare better.

The Program

This role is part of the Advanced Operations Global Engineering Development program that provides engineering and leadership development across several areas of Stryker’s business. Project Engineers in this role will have on-site functional rotations between the Advanced Operations, Quality and Operations organization, gaining highly valuable experience in key areas of Device Manufacturing Business. 

The program is 20 months in duration and begins in September of each year. Core training opportunities in both hard engineering and soft personal skills for example, validation activities in regulated industry, design transfer requirements, GD&T, additive manufacturing, six-sigma greenbelt, presentation skills, finance, and global interactions are integrated into the program. Exposure to Senior Leadership within Stryker and networking opportunities including global interactions across the business are a fundamental part of the program.  

What you get out of the program

Stryker, a global leader in medical technology takes great pride in their people, and that’s why we’re looking to expand our talent. As a result, we are looking for the best and brightest graduates to strengthen our team and drive our business going forward. 

A development journey that’s tailored to you! The Advanced Operations Global Engineering Development Program is designed specifically for highly talented individuals who are looking for an accelerated career progression. Participants will benefit from: 

•    Networking with Senior Leadership
•    Exposure to cutting edge technology
•    Executive mentorship
•    Global collaboration & training programs 

All resulting in inspiring & fulfilling careers, enduring friendships, and accelerated career progression!

Opportunities available

As a program participant graduates will be placed on the following team:

Advanced Operations (AO)

AO plays a critical role in Stryker that interfaces between R&D activities and manufacturing, translating design requirements into manufacturing and process requirements and designs and specifies the manufacturing process for either internal manufacturing or external manufacturing partnership.

Duties & Responsibilities include:

  • Provide engineering support for new product and process introductions, ensuring that all activities are completed and documented in accordance with the Stryker new product development procedures.
  • Ensure quality of process and product as defined in the appropriate operation and material specifications.
  • Will assist in the selection of components and equipment based on analysis of specifications, reliability and regulatory requirements.
  • Support capital acquisition activities.
  • Will analyze equipment to establish operating data, conduct experimental test and result analysis. Participate in process review meetings.
  • Participate in PFMEA, Control Plan, SOP and PPAP generation associated with product transfers and launches.
  • Complete capability studies for in process inspection and generate subsequent Inspection documentation.   
  • Conduct MSA studies for new products and new processes.
  • Provide training for manufacturing team members.
  • Ensure adherence to GMP and safety procedures.
  • All other duties as assigned.

What you need 

•    B.S or M.S. in Mechanical Engineering or related engineering discipline
•    3.0 minimum cumulative GPA (or equivalent) 
•    Eligibility to work in respective country
•    Ability to travel internationally 
•    Self-starter with demonstrated efficient work methods, analytical & problem-solving skills and ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
•    The individual should enjoy working in a fast paced, dynamic and results orientated team environment.
•    Strong communication skills with the ability to effectively work cross-functionally and externally as required.
•    Basic knowledge of manufacturing processes, materials, product and process design.
•    Must be able to read and interpret complex engineering drawings and have the ability to understand geometrical dimensioning and tolerancing.
•    Experience in an FDA regulated or regulated industry beneficial.
•    High level of PC Skills required.
•    Excellent attention to detail.

The Company

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better. The Company offers a diverse array of innovative medical technologies, including orthopaedics, medical and surgical, and neurotechnology & spine products to help people lead more active and more satisfying lives. Stryker products and services are available in over 100 countries around the world.  For more information, please visit our website at www.stryker.com.

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: 20%

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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