Senior Operations Engineer - Orthopaedics (joint replacement implant) in Mahwah, NJ at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 11/27/2019

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Job Description

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and is dedicated to helping healthcare professionals perform their jobs more efficiently while enhancing patient care. The Company offers a diverse array of innovative medical technologies, including reconstructive, medical and surgical, and neurotechnology and spine products to help people lead more active and more satisfying lives.

We are seeking to hire a Senior Operations Engineer for Stryker's Global Quality and Operations department manufacturing Orthopaedics (joint replacement implant) products in Mahwah, New Jersey.

Who we want

  • Detail-oriented process improvers. Critical thinkers who naturally see opportunities to develop and optimize work processes – finding ways to simplify, standardize and automate
  • Self-directed innovators. People who take ownership of their work and need no prompting to drive productivity, change, and outcomes.
  • Strategic thinkers. People who enjoy analyzing data or trends for the purposes of planning, forecasting, advising, budgeting, reporting, or sales opportunities.
  • Collaborative partners. People who build and leverage cross-functional relationships to bring together ideas, data and insights to drive continuous improvement in functions.
  • Analytical problem solvers. People who go beyond just fixing to identify root causes, evaluate optimal solutions, and recommend comprehensive upgrades to prevent future issues.

What you will do

As the Senior Operations Engineer you will support the manufacture of orthopedic implants by performing manufacturing engineering, process improvement, production planning, purchasing, and other technical functions which are necessary for the team to meet customer needs.

As a Senior Operations Engineer within the Operations team you will provide manufacturing engineering leadership and lead multiple complex projects for assigned cells within our Mahwah NJ site.  You will work closely with Quality Assurance, suppliers, Advanced Operations and product development on initiatives that drive toward best practices and support business objectives. 

  • You will work closely with Operations, Engineering Services, and Quality to resolve in-house and supplier quality problems using established problem-solving methodologies.
  • You will actively participate and lead teams to support new product and process design and development activities.
  • You will lead and participate in the development and improvement of the manufacturing process for existing and new products.
  • You will review & approve inspection plans, routers and product drawings.
  • You will facilitate quality remediation, gap closure through partnership with cell Quality Engineers.
  • You will participate in development, review & approval process and equipment validation/qualifications
  • You will review and approve nonconforming material and system documentation.

Additionally you will be responsible to:

  • Ensure proper and continuous operation of the manufacturing equipment and systems.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot vacuum systems, thermal spray equipment, motors, valves, mechanical switches, PLC systems, and software as necessary.
  • Provide technical support for quality control, process improvement, cost savings, process development projects, new product launches, equipment qualifications, and process validations.
  • Make proposals/recommendations in support of the team to help achieve team goals in quality, cost, delivery, safety, and morale.
  • Investigate Quality issues for root cause and recommend/implement document corrective actions.
  • Make proposals/recommendations with regards to Capital equipment purchases, cost reduction opportunities (insourcing/outsourcing), and Supplier/Vendor selection.
  • Periodically lead projects and processes; work with cross-functional teams to get these project completed.
  • Act as the point of contact with regards to new product development projects; participate in new product teams.
  • Evaluate tool quality, perform PFMEA to analyze/determine Root Cause, and ensure Mistake Proofing.
  • Develop and manage project timelines within a cross-functional team.
  • Define & implement specific solutions to technical problems, completing the tasks associated with such projects and writing reports that clearly document the results.
  • Initiate and support NCR's, and CAPA's initiatives.

What you need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering required. (Mechanical or Industrial preferred)
  • 2+ years relevant experience required.
  • 3+ years of operations engineering experience in a manufacturing environment highly preferred.
  • Experience and ability to deliver on high profile projects highly preferred.
  • Must be able to define root cause of different manufacturing equipment such as CNC, coating equipment, inspection and packaging equipment.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in LEAN and problem-solving tools with a high focus on process improvement such as DMAIC and Value Stream Mapping highly preferred. .
  • Previous working experience using Minitab, Microsoft projects, and Microsoft Excel highly preferred.
  • Working knowledge of quality tools such as failure modes effect analysis (FMEA), GD&T, root cause analysis, mistake proofing and Poke-Yoke.

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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