Senior Engineer in Birmingham, AL at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 11/5/2018

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Job Description

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.

What you will do

The Senior R&D Engineer is responsible for a wide variety of investigative research and new technology/platform development that advances the division’s capabilities and supports the long-term growth strategy. You will provide technical skills, leadership, innovative thinking, and customer focus, while engaging with other divisions and third parties to deliver new technologies and platforms.

  • Support and improve existing processes using Statistical, Lean, Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Six Sigma methodologies
  • Effectively transfer new products, design changes or line extended devices on to production floor
  • Foster an environment of continuous improvement and provide support to customers in all functional areas
  • Discuss progress and interim findings at periodic design/project review meetings
  • Perform Failure Analyses (FAs) and improve Functionality/Performance of medical devices Identify and implement process improvements and machining improvements on production lines
  • Reduce Reject Rates(scrap)and optimize manufacturing processes
  • Lead the development and execution of technical protocols and, generation of reports
  • Develop and implement operating procedures, standard work, visual work instructions, visual work references
  • Provide training to Production for all new product launches and design changes to existing products or processes
  • Expectation of acquired knowledge of FDA/ISO requirements associated with the development of medical devices including Design Control

What you need

  • B.S. engineering (mechanical, electrical, biomedical and or chemical industrial)
  • 3+ years related experience
  • Experience with Engineering Change Orders/Justification and Assembly Procedure Change Orders
  • Experience with Development, Analysis and Implementation of Test Lab Tests/Support
  • Experience in the continuous process improvement and applying Lean Manufacturing techniques preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, track and facilitate projects using applicable tools (e.g. Gantt and Pert Charts etc.)

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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