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Staff Process Development Engineer


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: 

Role: Staff Process Development Engineer

Location: Stryker R&D Innovation Centre, Cork

Role Type: Permanent

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Process development and characterisation of machining & manufacturing processes for R&D / NPD on multi-axis CNC machines. Create production programs (G code / CADCAM), conduct experimental tests and analyse results to establish optimum process operating parameters. Lead and/or participate in process review meetings.

  • Work with tooling suppliers to identify and optimise tooling and fixturing for CNC manufacturing processes. May lead/support capital acquisition activity from specifying equipment, testing, liaising with equipment / component suppliers.

  • Input into process technology road-mapping activities and drive innovation to ensure alignment with future planned product launches.

  • Work with quality & metrology engineers to develop component specific testing and inspection protocols. Participate in PFMEA, Control Plan, SOP and PPAP generation associated with product launches.

  • Complete capability studies for process control and generate subsequent production documentation ensuring that all activities are completed and documented in accordance with the Stryker new product development procedures.

  • Complete process qualification (IQ/OQ/PQ) of multi axis CNC manufacturing processes and any other processes as required by the project. Review and approval of validation documentation.

  • Provide engineering support for new product and process introductions. Provide training to manufacturing team member and other Engineers.

  • Ensure adherence to GMP and safety procedures.

  • All other duties as assigned.

Qualifications Knowledge Skills:

  • B.S in Mechanical / Manufacturing / Precision Engineering or related engineering discipline with 4 or more years’ industry experience.

  • Passion for CNC machining and high precision manufacturing processes. Hands-on machining experience with multi-axis CNC machining (sliding head / swiss machining) would be advantageous. 

  • Knowledge of CAD/CAM and CNC coding would be advantageous.

  • Must be able to read and interpret complex engineering drawings and have the ability to understand geometrical dimensioning and tolerancing.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills – must be able to express ideas to the wider cross functional team, collaborate with cross functional teams to achieve project goals, and be open minded with the ability to recognise good ideas.

  • Innovative thinker - should be able to envisage new and better ways of doing things.

  • Experience in executing complex problem solving techniques related to manufacturing/design technical issues. Good instincts and sound judgement for mechanical and structural design.

  • Excellent analytical skills, ability to accurately plan, organise and implement concurrent tasks.

  • Good knowledge of manufacturing processes, inspection equipment, materials and process design.

  • Experience in an FDA regulated or regulated industry beneficial.

  • Excellent attention to detail.

About Stryker

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and, together with our customers, is driven to make healthcare better.

The company offers innovative products and services in Medical and Surgical, Neurotechnology, Orthopedics, and Spine that help improve patient and healthcare outcomes. Alongside its customers around the world, Stryker impacts more than 100 million patients annually.

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