Senior Engineer R&D in Tempe, AZ at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 8/8/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Stryker’s Sustainability Solutions (SSS) is the leading provider of reprocessing and remanufacturing services for single-use medical devices. Reprocessing of single-use medical devices (SUDs) is the practice of inspecting, cleaning, function testing, sterilizing and packaging so that they can be clinically and safely used again.

Who we want

Analytical problem solvers. People who go beyond just fixing to identify root causes, evaluate optimal solutions, and recommend comprehensive upgrades to prevent future issues.

Dedicated achievers. Relentless about quality, people who thrive in a fast-paced environment and will stop at nothing to ensure a project is complete and meets regulations and expectations.

Curious learners. Engineers who seek out cutting-edge research and information to expand and enhance their ability to design medical devices.

User-focused creators. Engineers who design with the user in mind, developing software that helps change patients’ lives.

Job Summary

The Sr. R&D Engineer is responsible for a wide variety of engineering work in support of reprocessing medical devices including design and development of existing components, products, processes and tooling.  The Sr. R&D Engineer provides technical skills, engaging internal and external capabilities as needed, to ensure that appropriate test and evaluation of reprocessed medical devices are implemented to ensure high quality and reliability.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Understanding of project management principles to effectively complete assignments and achieve desired outcomes.
  • Plans and directs new product development, performs both processes and product development activities, leads design team activity to modify plans as appropriate if problems arise, and improves/supports existing processes.
  • Ability to effectively interact within a team environment and with other departments.
  • Troubleshoot product issues, determine root cause failure, and implement corrective actions.
  • Prepares communication in weekly/monthly reports, status updates, detailing progress and costs for design reviews and management team.
  • Establishes test protocols specified by customer input, national and international standards, and regulatory requirements.
  • Directs and facilitates the testing of new products to verify product reliability.  Leads the development of technical protocols and reports.
  • Knowledge of requirements associated with the development of medical devices including Design Control and the technical support required for regulatory submissions.

Qualifications (Education, Certifications and/or Experience)

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or science field.
  • 2-5 years of experience in Mechanical, Electrical, and/or Biomedical Engineering (medical device company preferred)
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Project, Visio.
  • Advanced knowledge of FDA requirements associated with the development of medical devices including Design Control and the technical support required for regulatory submissions preferred.

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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