Staff Advanced Manufacturing Engineer in San Jose, CA at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 9/27/2019

Job Snapshot

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 currently seeking a Staff Advanced Manufacturing Engineer to join our Endoscopy Division to be based in San Jose, CA.

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. 

• Collaborative partners. People who build and leverage cross-functional relationships to bring together ideas, data and insights to drive continuous improvement in functions.

• 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 requirements squarely in focus, people who deliver safe and robust solutions.

• Motivated product launchers. People who bring strategic direction and drive for execution to ensure products are developed and launched with precision.

What you will do

As the Staff Advanced Manufacturing Engineer, you will work with Marketing, R&D, Cost Accounting, Advanced Sourcing, Advanced Quality, Connected Care Team and Advanced Operations on new product development. You will serve as the champion for service needs in the new product development process and work on designing for serviceability. You will be responsible for the design of the service lines needed to repair the devices and then transitioning products into Service globally. You will ensure standard service launch kits are developed meeting all regulatory requirements. You will possess and apply a broad knowledge of principles, practices and procedures within the advanced service specialization in the completion of difficult assignments. You will demonstrate developing leadership qualities and may serve as technical lead advisor to lower level personnel and serve as a subject matter expert (SME).

  • Plan and conduct engineering research, design, development and/or service engineering projects as assigned.
  • Monitor and control progress of projects to ensure sound application of engineering principles are used and design intent is being followed/achieved.
  • Coordinate with other units, vendors and senior leadership as needed to ensure specific cost, time and/or regulatory standards are met.
  • Submit periodic reports on assigned topics to appropriate personnel.
  • Train others on functionally related topics.
  • Evaluate the results of projects and provide manufacturing guidance/assistance as needed.
  • Partner with appropriate other engineering disciplines like Product Engineering, RA, QA, AO, Operations Engineering, Advanced Sourcing, Service Operations Engineering and International teams to gather inputs and develop the Service process
  • Partner with R&D on all new products to ensure service launch kits are defined and implemented during the launch of products to induce, but not limited to:
    • Service ability reviews
    • Partnership with appropriate groups to define fixture requirements globally
    • Ensure Preventative Maintenance is clearly defined and feasible to accomplish
    • Ensure service launch kits are available upon launch of the product
    • Define standard diagnostic and failure codes
    • Define and document repair and inspection procedures and requirements
    • Define and document field diagnostic equipment and processes
    • Ensure spare parts are defined and ready in conjunction with AME
    • Ensure requirements are given to both mechanical and electrical fixture teams
    • Analyze, determine, and advocate for service model that best meets the needs of our customers and business
    • Service validation plans
    • Equipment installation and qualification
    • Create service-specific PFMEA lines

What you need

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree (B.S.) in Engineering required.
  • A minimum of 4 years of experience in either a manufacturing or R&D engineering role required or a minimum of 2 years of experience in either a manufacturing or R&D engineering role with a Master’s Degree in a related engineering discipline required.
  • Experience in a FDA regulated or highly regulated industry required.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate small hand tools (e.g. pliers, screwdrivers, wrenches, hammer, etc.), power tools and test/inspection equipment required.Demonstrated mechanical/electrical design and problem-solving skills.
  • Must be able to observe and correct minute inconsistencies (e.g. in the printed word, product appearance, etc.).
  • Must be able to complete detailed documentation accurately.
  • Must be able to analyze and correct complex product and/or process issues of a broad scope using independent judgment.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Able to exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, etc.; generally, involves sitting most of the time.
  • Must have the ability to work with and assemble small objects and component parts.
  • Must have good visual acuity and demonstrate fine motor skills.

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: Up to 25%

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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