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

Date Posted: 4/2/2019

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    Tempe, AZ
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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, innovative thinking, and customer focus, while engaging with other divisions and third parties to deliver new technologies and platforms.

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 such as Quality, Operations, Regulatory Affairs, Mfg.  Engineering, Customer Service, Marketing, Sales, as well as external customers and suppliers.
  • 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.
  • Advanced ability to generate detailed project plans, manage/execute simultaneous tasks, and accelerate project tasks.
  • Advanced understanding of statistical analysis principles as they relate to data analysis and testing reports.
  • Knowledge of requirements associated with the development of medical devices including Design Control and the technical support required for regulatory submissions.
  • May have supervisory responsibilities of interns or R&D technicians on departmental projects.

What you need

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Biomedical or other engineering discipline.
  • 2-5 years of experience in Mechanical, Electrical, and/or Biomedical Engineering (medical device company preferred)
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Project, Visio.
  • Internet research regarding materials, processes, equipment, and vendors.
  • Ability to direct development of an action plan and estimate requirements for resources – management, tasks, budgets, labor, materials, and time required to complete projects.
  • Advanced knowledge of FDA requirements associated with the development of medical devices including Design Control and the technical support required for regulatory submissions preferred.
  • In-depth knowledge of medical terminology/concepts related to medical devices.
  • Familiar with material/component analysis methods for metallic and non-metallic materials/components such as; hardness, micro-hardness, surface finish, dimensional, tensile, torque, polymer analytical chemistry, etc.
  • RSS and Six Sigma tolerance analysis methods.
  • Vendor selection and oversight.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to plan/prioritize activities.
  • Ability to work in dynamic team and company setting.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to present issues, plans and objectives.
  • Ability to work in fast paced organization, meeting multiple deadlines and succeeding under pressure is a must.
  • Motivated, resourceful, ambitious, enthusiastic and attentive to detail.

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: None

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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