R&D Staff Engineer-Mechanical in Portage, MI at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 9/9/2020

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Job Description

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and, together with our customers, is driven to make healthcare better. We offer innovative products and services in orthopaedics, medical and surgical, and neurotechnology and spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes. Stryker products and services are available in over 100 countries around the world. Please visit our website at www.stryker.com.

As a R&D Staff Engineer-Mechanical, you will design instrumentation for use by Orthopedic Surgeons to allow them to plan and perform their procedures.  This role will be a part of a development team developing products for our computer assisted and robotic surgery portfolio.  This role will include the opportunity to design, build, and test motors, actuators, and mechanical components as part of the creation of highly innovative products for our Customers.

Who we Want:

Dedicated Achievers, who are relentless about quality and deliver safe and robust solutions.

Motivated problem solvers and product launchers, who thrive in a fast-paced environment and will stop at nothing to ensure a project is complete and meets regulations and expectations.

Relationship builders, we value relationships and we win together.

User-focused creators, keeping the customer and requirements squarely in focus and who imagine with the user in mind, developing technology that helps change patients’ lives.

Curious Learners, who seek out cutting edge research and information to enhance their ability to develop new ideas into reality.

What you will do:

  • Work cooperatively with R&D, Quality, Manufacturing, Regulatory, Clinical, Marketing and Project Management to ensure project success.
  • Independently designs, develops, modifies, evaluates and verifies mechanical components and subsystems for medical devices.
  • Identify and support the creation of or improvements to procedures, policies, processes, systems, and technology.
  • Support and execute segments of complex multi-functional teams to advance projects through the design /development/launch process.

Technical Competencies:

  • Independently research, design, develop, modify, and verify components, modules and sub-systems for medical devices.
  • Translate user needs to design inputs/ specifications and produce complex system level designs with some guidance.
  • Conduct or design advanced prototyping and testing.
  • Must be able to analyze and correct complex product design issues using independent judgment.

Engineering Competencies:

  • Strong technical ability to develop and optimize designs for mechanical / electro-mechanical assemblies incorporating DFM principles
  • Strong technical ability in creating engineering drawings, models, applying GD&T and CAE tools
  • Adept at applying knowledge of materials and manufacturing processes to product design.
  • Ability to communicate moderate complexity plans and technical information to team members.

Core Competencies:

  • Contributes to product development from concept through release.
  • Deliver high quality results with passion, energy and drive to meet business priorities.
  • Collaborates with cross-functional teams to build partnership to achieve business objectives.

Business Competencies:

  • Advances solution by applying in-depth knowledge of customer needs,  market and competitive offerings.
  • Apply detailed knowledge of clinical procedures to author design inputs.
  • Support Voice of Customer sessions internally and with clinicians.
  • Demonstrate developing financial acumen.


  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, BioMedical or Masters in related discipline
  • 4+ years of work experience

Work From Home: Not available

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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