Senior Staff Engineer, R&D Process Development in Salt Lake City, UT at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 7/28/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Who we want

Dedicated Achievers. Individuals who thrive in fast-paced environments and will stop at nothing to ensure a project is complete and meets the expectations of all internal and external customers.

Curious Learners. Engineers with an interest in technology advancements, always looking to expand and enhance their knowledge, to develop new and improved manufacturing processes.

Creative Problem Solvers.  Individuals with a proper balance of industry experience and confidence to challenge conventional thinking, when appropriate and bring fresh new ideas to the team.

Teammates.  Partners who understand that the team is much more powerful than the sum of the individuals. We want partners that value corporate, divisional and team success above personal success.

Effective communicators.  Partners who regularly share relevant status updates and effectively articulate issues and recommendations to stakeholders.

Challengers. Individuals who are willing and courageous enough to challenge conventional thinking and work hard to find the right solutions.

What you will do

Act as a technical team member on one or more projects, responsible for process and technology development. The candidate will be involved in all aspects of process development, from the early stages of the project up to market launch. The candidate will work closely with their R&D and Operations partners, insuring that reliable, capable and sustainable processes are developed, while insuring that product performance is not compromised. The candidate will, with little supervision, collect and analyze test data. The candidate will influence the technical team, providing guidance via sound engineering judgement and structured data analysis.


  • Act as member of a technical team, working closely with R&D and process development counterparts.
  • Provide technical input to senior engineering leadership and project managers.
  • Actively participate in all aspects of process development (PD), from early-stage, through regulatory submission and hand-off to Operations.
  • Perform product and process testing activities and author technical documents including test protocols, reports and engineering studies.
  • Develop expertise in specific technical areas related to the manufacturing of neurovascular devices.

What you need

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical, biomedical engineering, or an equivalent discipline.
  • A minimum of 6 years relevant industry experience.
  • Basic computer, reading and math skills.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude, computer skills, communication skills, time management, ability to problem solve and technical writing skills.

The following are desired:

  • Experience as part of a cross-functional team.
  • Knowledge of design control methodologies: process validation, verification, capability and risk mitigation.
  • An understanding of: design for manufacture (DFM), Lean principles, the product development process and medical device regulations.
  • Knowledge of common medical device processes: extrusion, braiding, coating, visual inspection systems, sterilization and bonding technology.
  • Ability to work well with others in a team setting.
  • Ability to conduct complex statistical, geometric, and mathematical calculations.
  • Ability to conduct responsibilities substantially free from routine supervision.       
  • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings.
  • Ability to work efficiently on common PC hardware and software (e.g. CAD, MS Project, MS Office, Visio etc.).

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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