Senior Staff Test Engineer in Portage, MI at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 11/11/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Who we want
Dedicated achievers. People who thrive in a fast-paced environment and will stop at nothing to ensure a project is complete and meets regulations and expectations.
Goal-oriented developers. Keeping the customer and system requirements squarely in focus, people who deliver safe and robust solutions.
Collaborative partners. People who build and leverage cross-functional relationships to bring together ideas, information, use cases, and industry analyses to develop best practices.

Self-directed imitators. People who take ownership of their work and need no prompting to drive productivity, change, and outcomes.

What you will do

As a Senior Staff Test Engineer, you will act as a Senior Testing representative and primary responsible point of contact between the lab and the Product Development Group they are assigned to support. Based on Stryker culture they will develop a strong business relationship with the PD group they are responsible for supporting and stay abreast of the BU’s short- and long-term testing timelines and milestones. This position will be key to determining test protocols, screening design concepts with the CAE group, identifying appropriate sample size/statistical significance, and helping the test lab to work with firm dates that test results are needed.  This position will also perform testing to support their PD group and/or train junior staff to perform the testing.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the testing needs of the Business Unit they will be partnered with.  This includes assisting the BU with feedback into their testing timelines, test protocol development, and proactive planning with the Test Lab and CTE when appropriate.  The Sr. Staff Test Engineer with work to ensure PD’s testing needs are well thought out and proactively involve all of the necessary supporting groups before testing such as Metrology, Quality, CAE, and the Testing Support Team to name a few.

  • Lead design groups/customers testing needs from the initial design phase to final verification/validation testing, to ensure a smooth transition into and through the Test Lab.
  • Provide input into selecting test equipment, writing software for test equipment, and test set-up.
  • Has strong working knowledge and experience with good laboratory practices, testing standards, procedures, statistical knowledge, and testing execution.
  • Is a key contact for PD in determining the mutually agreeable testing start and completion dates.
  • Formulates test guidelines and procedures and may recommend revisions of specifications where necessary.
  • Evaluates, recommends, and maintains engineering related computer systems.
  • Will assist Test Lab management with priorities, scheduling, CTE builds, and technician training for all work related to the BU that the Staff Test Engineer supports.
  • Will be the key Test Lab contact for the PD group they support.
  • May coordinate the activities of 1 or more temporary employees
  • May train others on functional area related topics.
  • Will develop monthly reports related to the test lab support of their BU including on-time delivery, efficiency, and be able to provide detail on any delays or slippages in the testing schedule.


What you need

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science is required
  • 6 years of relevant testing experience is required with a B.S.
  • 3 years of relevant testing experience is required with Masters/PhD

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degrees in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering Technology degree is strongly desired, preference for Masters/PhD.
  • Basic understanding of testing, testing equipment, good laboratory practices, and  department metrics
  • CAD (ProE, SolidsWorks, AutoCAD electrical) is a plus
  • Proficient use of common laboratory test equipment is required
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills are required.
  • Mechanical/electrical/software problem-solving skills are desired
  • comfortable and confident speaking in front of medium to large groups of people
  • Test Lab/ Test System experience required, Trello, PowerBI, Kirby, and Test Lab Database is preferred
  • Exercise discretion and independence when applying professional expertise
  • Must display a positive, can-do, collaborative attitude
  • Must be able to manage time and projects proactively
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills including written and oral communication
  • Must be able to bring tasks through to completion with minimal supervision
  • Must be able to complete detailed documentation accurately
  • Must be able to analyze and correct complex processes and/or product issues using independent judgment.

Work From Home: Occasional

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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