Sr. Design Engineer - Mechanical in Portage, MI at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 10/17/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and, together with our customers, is driven to make healthcare better. We offer innovative products and services in orthopaedics, medical and surgical, and neurotechnology and spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes. Stryker products and services are available in over 100 countries around the world. Please visit our website at


Qualities we admire:

Dedicated Achievers, who are relentless about quality and deliver safe and robust solutions.

Motivated problem solvers and product launchers, who thrive in a fast-paced environment and will stop at nothing to ensure a project is complete and meets regulations and expectations. Relationship builders, we value relationships and we win together.

User-focused creators, keeping the customer and requirements squarely in focus and who imagine with the user in mind, developing technology that helps change patients’ lives.

Curious Learners, who seek out cutting edge research and information to enhance their ability to develop new ideas into reality.


This position in on the R&D team for Surgical Technologies. The individual will we working within a technical team to develop the next generation of Neptune Surgical fluid management system.

What you will do:

General Requirements:

•         Under minimal supervision, works with R&D, Quality, Manufacturing, Regulatory, Clinical, Marketing and Project Management to ensure project success.

•         Under minimal supervision designs, develops, modifies, evaluates and verifies mechanical components for medical devices.

•         Quickly process and assimilate procedures, policies, processes, systems, and technology required.

Technical Competencies :

•         Under minimal supervision, research, design, develop, modify, and verify components/modules for medical devices.

•         Translate design inputs to engineering specifications and produce sub-system level designs.

•         Develop and analyze solutions, prototyping one or more options to provide proof of concept.

•         Apply fundamental and some advanced concepts, practices and procedures for problem solving. Independently balance design tradeoffs while designing a component of the system.

Engineering Competencies:

•         Working knowledge and understanding of mechanical engineering practices and design principles.

•         Qualifications and Education Requirements.

•         Technical ability to create engineering drawings and models, applying GD&T and CAE tools.

•         Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge of materials and manufacturing processes to product design.

•         Ability to Communicate basic plans and technical information to team members.

Core Competencies :

•         Works on complex problems, applying advancing experience and learnings.

•         Demonstrates ownership and prioritizes work with minimal supervision.

•         Works as key member of the team, collaborating with others and solidifying relationships.

Business Competencies :

•         Demonstrate advanced understanding of customer needs and design inputs.

•         Demonstrate proficiency with product’s intended use and clinical procedures.

•         Learn how the financial models are constructed.

Med Device Compliance :

•         Follow fundamental industry standards, design requirements and test strategies which apply to regulatory requirements.

•         Independently create or refine engineering documentation, such as the Design History file.

•         Follow R&D procedure like design controls and risk management, per the Quality Management System.

What you need:

Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, or related discipline

2+ years of work experience

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS What you will need (strongly desired):

Technical Competencies:

•         Good understanding of CAD tools (Pro-E)

•         Good problem solving and trouble shooting skills

•         Experience in designing mechanical components and systems

•         A good analytic and mathematics understanding

•         Excels at problem solving (Ability to work through each problem, use case, etc., and find the root cause, then provide potential solutions; methodical).

•         Self-Starter/Autonomous

•         Team player

•         Experience with performing detailed stack-ups, FMEAs, requirements specifications, etc.

•         Injection mold product design (not an expert, but experience)

•         Able to design & execute a test protocol to prove a design meets acceptance criteria of a Design Input.

•         Good communication skills

•         Sheet metal design experience a bonus

•         Ability to work with multi-disciplinary teams (Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering 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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