Staff Engineer, R&D Packaging in Fremont, CA at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 7/23/2020

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Job Description

Stryker Neurovascular focuses on saving lives:  Treating and preventing strokes is our focus.  From the moment a product is manufactured to its use in the angio suite, the packaging and labeling make a difference in so many ways. 

The Staff Engineer, R&D Packaging will be a member on new product development and sustaining project teams with responsibilities for development of packaging components and artwork design, design verification, shelf life testing and label design. This resource will also lead teams on special activities having business impact. 


Do you:

  • Feel energized by helping doctors and their institutions save lives?
  • Thrive working in an environment where thinking outside of the box is required to move things forward?
  • Enjoy solving problems and creating exciting designs with cutting edge technology?
  • Feel comfortable facilitating small to medium groups of people to generate ideas, build consensus and produce tangible results?
  • Have a passion for innovation and technology?
  • Have intellectual curiosity to learn all parts of the business from cross-functional interactions in a highly matrixed organization?
  • Thrive in an environment where you are always learning and challenging yourself to perform at the highest levels.


Are you:

  • Driven to find solutions to problems?
  • Confident in your knowledge of the key concepts around packaging component design and testing?
  • Committed to relentlessly promulgating excellent teamwork and dedication to high standards of quality


Can you:

  • Quickly translate confusing concepts to a diverse audience and actionable items?
  • Communicate with all levels of management and throughout the organization(s)


If you answered yes to all of these questions, we would love an opportunity to learn more about you. 

In this role, you will:

  • Drive continuous improvement and assessment of current procedures and Voice of the Customer input and identify best practices.
  • Develop packaging and labeling components that improve the customer experience, working with a drafter to develop 3D models and Artwork.
  • Demonstrate development life cycle knowledge through delivery of high quality deliverables.
  • Work cooperatively with quality, manufacturing, regulatory, clinical, marketing, R&D device designers, supply chain, vendors, and kitting centers – across geographies -- to ensure project success.
  • Build Quality into all aspects of product development and support by maintaining compliance to all quality requirements and leading improvements and development of solutions that make it easier for the organization to maintain compliance in complex areas (such as ever-evolving regulatory requirements worldwide).
  • Support audits, non-conformances and CAPAs as needed.
  • Lead small- scale Packaging/Labeling projects or co-manage large-scale programs to drive changes across the portfolio
  • Mentor or supervise technical staff as needed.
  • Role-model a high level of service and responsibility in managing a high and varied workload from internal clients and working to tight timelines.

Job Requirements

  • B.S. degree in Packaging, Industrial, Mechanical engineering or applicable technical field.
  • 4+ years of experience
  • Medical device industry experience preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in medical device, biotech or pharmaceutical packaging design development.
  • Demonstrated experience in resolving design and process related packaging issues on commercial products
  • Functional knowledge of Design Controls and Industry standards in Packaging Design (11607, ASTM, ISTA)
  • Knowledge in Labeling Systems and label and IFU development.
  • Experienced in Statistical Analysis, interpretation and communication of results
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong technical capabilities and project management capability to develop aspects of assigned projects on time and within budget.

Work From Home: Not available

Travel Percentage: 20%

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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