Systems Engineering Co-op - New Product Development in Burnaby at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 10/6/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

  • This role will support the Systems Engineering, Product Definition and UX team with general systems, usability, and new product development activities as well as continuing improvements to our existing devices.
  • It will be a mix of design/testing (25%), and technical writing/meetings/quality management system development (75%). 
  • This 8-month co-op term is preferably aimed at applicants in their 3rd or 4th year of a Biomedical, Mechanical, Electrical, Integrated, Mechatronics (or similar) program. It would be advantageous to have completed a previous co-op term.
  • This position will require a combination of in-office (Burnaby) and at-home work. 

SPECIFIC:

  • Become a junior resource in support of ongoing new product development activities including requirements development, CAD development, and prototyping and testing.
  • Help to create documentation in support of the engineering change control process, as required as part of the Design and Development process.
  • Compile documentation such as change orders, test reports, risk & hazard analyses, supplier qualifications, nonconformance reports, corrective actions in accordance with Stryker Standard Operating Procedures
  • To oversee and run verification tests that might be currently occupying more senior engineering resources.
  • Vendor identification and liaison in support of prototyping and new product development
  • Design and build test fixtures and jigs in support of verification and product testing, as needed.

GENERAL:

While working with a team of engineers and under the supervision of a senior engineer, the co-op will be

expected to engage on some of the following types of activities:

  • Quality Management System DHF/DMR development on new and existing products, including documentation, meetings, and liaising across cross-functional teams.
  • Participate in front-end conceptual design and engineering activities on new products.
  • Sourcing components and identifying appropriate vendors.
  • Product and component testing both in the form of early laboratory prototypes and final, formal product verification testing.
  • Design of test setups and testing conditions to investigate options for improving device performance.
  • May work with vendor engineers to design systems, and during early design stages to perform evaluations and experiments.
  • Participate in design reviews, risk management and associated risk control assessment.
  • Understand and follow proper procedures and best practices; work with senior engineers to improve them.
  • Actively contribute to and respect team decisions; strive for and abide by consensus; operate within Company core values.
  • Contribute to project planning and commit to deliverable goals. Proactively report progress to project management and R&D management when required.
  • Take direction as needed from senior engineers and R&D managers; complete most tasks with minimal guidance; use resources responsibly and effectively.
  • Proactively seek out senior technical leaders and managers as necessary.

PHYSICAL:

  • Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 kilograms of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, etc. generally involves sitting most of the time.
  • Must be able to communicate with groups of people.
  • Must be able to review printed materials.
  • Ability to use common office equipment.

MENTAL:

  • Self-managed, self-motivated, with excellent hands-on problem-solving skills.
  • Must be able to generate and explain design objectives.
  • Must be able to complete detailed documentation accurately. Astute attention to detail.
  • Must demonstrate creative thinking and paper-based problem-solving ability.
  • Must be able to review and troubleshoot designs and provide constructive feedback. Listens to others within the team environment to understand their thinking.

SKILLS/ EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Self-managed and self-motivated critical given nature of position (largely working from home without constant oversight)
  • Hands-on problem-solving skills
  • Fluent with MS Office applications (Word, Excel, etc.).
  • Experience in 3D CAD modeling software, preferably SolidWorks.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven ability to write procedures and present complex problems and solutions.

EDUCATION:

  • Enrolled in an engineering program – preferably 3rd or 4th year of an Engineering program (ME, EE, Biomedical, Integrated, Biomechanics, or similar)
  • Previous co-op experience preferred
  • Available for an 8-month co-op term

Work From Home: Occasional

Travel Percentage: 0%

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