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Senior Design Engineer, R&D

StrykerCorkFull-time

About Stryker

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.

We are proud to be named the #5 World’s Best Workplaces and a Best Workplace for Diversity by Fortune Magazine. Learn more about our award-winning organization by visiting stryker.com

Why engineering at Stryker?

At Stryker we are dedicated to improving lives, with a passion for researching and developing new medical device products. As an engineer at Stryker, you will be proud of the work that you will be doing, using cutting-edge technologies to make healthcare better. Here, you will work in a supportive culture with other incredibly talented and intelligent people, creating industry-leading medical technology products. You will also have growth opportunities as we have a culture that supports your personal and professional development.

Need another reason to apply? Check out these 8 reasons to join Stryker's engineering team: https://www.strykercareersblog.com/post/8-reasons-to-join-strykers-engineering-team 


"Designs, develops, refines and evaluates mechanical components assemblies or subsystems for mechanical and/or electro-mechanical medical devices and implants. Uses concurrent engineering and rapid prototyping techniques to reduce product time to market whilst adhering to project deadlines and product costs. You will plan and execute successful product development projects, occasionally leading and training team members on technical aspects of product commercialization You will provide post market design and product application support for a wide range of medical devices, performing engineering analysis and providing product expertise to Operations and QA/RA teams for reliability improvement, risk management, cost reduction and CAPA activities Products include Minimally Invasive Orthopaedic Saw Blades for total joint surgery, blades for micro orthopaedics/small joint surgery, Implant Revision Instruments, High Speed Neuro-Spine and ENT Burs/Drills, Cranial Perforators, Knee/Hip Arthroscopy Blades and Burs, Sinus Shaver Blades, Ultrasonic tips for bone and tumor removal, and disposable electrosurgical devices for CMF and Neuro Applications.

  • Development of medical device products from concept to production. Participation in multifunctional product development teams and liaison with marketing for the development and specification of new concepts for medical device products.


  • You will work with a highly creative design team in and out of the company to invent and develop innovative successful new product concepts. Create smart, innovative solutions to mechanical design challenges. Conducts research in problem areas of considerable scope and complexity.


  • Evaluate and optimize concepts for mechanical function and manufacturability. Develop product designs and create prototypes from customer concepts and/or specs to test and validate ideas


  • Will determine and implement design approaches and parameters and conduct feasibility studies on new designs. Will analyze equipment to establish operating data, conduct experimental tests and evaluate the results. Lead and/or participate in design review meetings.


  • Will select components and equipment based on analysis of specifications, reliability and regulatory requirements. Work with advanced quality engineers to develop component specific testing and inspection protocols.


  • Liaison with advanced process development and supply chain personnel for the specification and sourcing of raw materials and suppliers.


  • Communicate with suppliers, advanced manufacturing engineering and advanced operations to resolve issues and optimize design for manufacturability and efficiency. Will ensure designs are cost efficient, manufacturable and reliable.


  • You will lead and contribute significantly in efforts to identify, determine product requirements, generate production drawings for parts and assemblies and develop and manage full product design documentation


  • You will support investigation and root cause analysis of customer complaints and field returns using engineering analysis techniques and problem solving methodologies.


  • You will participate in or lead CAPA projects, working closely with cross functional teams including Manufacturing Engineering and Quality Engineering to identify and remediate product quality and process issues.


  • Working within the Change Control Process, you will provide design support to and lead Engineering Change Requests including manufacturing process changes, product improvements, Supplier Change Requests, Supplier Transfers and Supplier PPAP.


  • You will provide design and product application support for operations engineering cost reduction projects


  • This position is accountable for achieving product performance and quality objectives, project planning and effective execution, as well as communicating project status and escalating issues when appropriate.


  • Independently determines and develops approach to resolving end customers product related issues, through problem solving and troubleshooting product design, and product training.


,Bachelor Engineering Degree (Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Materials Science) with a minimum of 2 years or more experience A Masters degree in an engineering field is desirable.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills - able to express ideas and collaborate effectively with multidisciplinary teams. Open minded- able to recognize good ideas.
  • Innovative thinker - able to envision new and better ways to do things
  • Execute complex problem solving techniques related to design/technical issues. Good instincts and sound judgment for mechanical and structural design.
  • Good understanding of statistical tools and validation/verification techniques.
  • Excellent analytical skills, ability to plan, organize, and implement multiple concurrent tasks.
  • Must be able to analyze and correct complex product and/or process issues and make decisions using independent judgement
  • Ideally has good knowledge of human anatomy and common surgical procedures.
  • Good working knowledge of CAM/CAE computer systems, engineering materials and design, coating technologies, plastic part design and advanced manufacturing technologies. Fluent in 3D CAD with good working knowledge of Finite Element Analysis tools.
  • Must be able to read and interpret complex engineering drawings and have a good understanding of geometrical dimensioning and tolerancing.
  • Must have the ability to work with and assemble small objects and component parts. Ability to operate small hand tools and inspection equipment
  • Must be able to generate, follow and explain detailed proposals and operating procedures with an in depth understanding of ISO 13485 and FDA quality system requirements
  • PC Literate (word processing, spreadsheets, data base) and strong knowledge of project Management tools is essential
  • Willingness to travel internationally for live surgery visits and global partner collaboration, and work on international assignments.


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Our benefits

Our total rewards offering varies by country but often includes bonuses; commissions; healthcare; insurance benefits; retirement programs; stock based plans; paid time off plans; family and parenting leaves; tuition reimbursement; wellness programs; onsite fitness centers and cafeterias; discount purchase programs; and service and performance awards – not to mention various social and recreational activities.

Know someone at Stryker?

Be sure to have them submit you as a referral prior to applying for this position. Learn more about our employee referral program at https://careers.stryker.com/referrals/

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