We are looking for a highly technical and highly communicative Senior Staff Engineer to join and drive the Extrusion team based in our Salt Lake City, UT location. We need a well-rounded engineer who have extensive polymer science experience in a theoretical and practical sense. If you enjoy a technical role that will also add value in validation and quality this is perfect for you!
What You Will Do
As a Senior Staff Engineer you will focus on advancing the capabilities and services provided by the Plastics Extrusion department. You will partner with Operations and R&D customers, this role will understand the clinical challenge, translate that to material selection and development of technologies that yield manufacturable processes.
Lead hands-on proficiency in process development of tapered tubing, multi lumen tubing, multi layer tubing and wire and substrate coating.
Drive advanced statistical techniques related to tubing – online and offline.
Demonstrate a primary commitment to patient safety, product quality and compliance with the Stryker Quality Manual and its governing regulations.
Partner with R&D in the development of Neurovascular catheter and delivery system components.
Utilize comprehensive polymer knowledge (including fillers, marking additives and colorants) in the selection of materials for rapid product development.
Develop novel and unique technologies and processes to deliver customer needs.
Independently lead test method and process verification & validation activities for the production of extruded components or sub-assemblies.
Ability to create and execute on new ideas not within work history.
Perform engineering work related to design, procurement, fabrication, installation, documentation and qualification of manufacturing equipment, tooling and fixtures.
Lead improvement efforts related to the stability and capability of extruded component or sub-assembly manufacturing, assist production on difficult extrusion issues.
Identify and implement CIP (cost improvement projects) for cost savings.
Lead teams of technical team members (cross-functional and multi-site) to deliver technical extrusion deliverables success.
Periodically provide effective Engineering support to Extrusion production department, including troubleshooting process problems and influence key decisions in these areas.
Train, mentor, and provide direction to Operators, Technicians, and Engineers.
Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of management, customers, and external regulatory officials. Technical report and excellent note records keeping required.
What We Want
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering within a technical and/or materials discipline - Significant extrusion equivalent industry experience will be considered in lieu of degree.
Hands-on proficiency in process development of tapered tubing, multi lumen tubing, multi layer tubing and wire and substrate coating
8+ years plastics extrusion industry experience preferred
3 years medical device experience highly preferred
Demonstrated history of development of new extrusion processes and technologies.
Skilled in use of advanced statistical techniques related to tubing – online and offline.
Internal Number: R423866
About Stryker Corporation
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.
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