As an engineer at Stryker, you will have the freedom to work on and design products that are improving and saving people’s lives. Here, you’ll work in a supportive culture with other incredibly talented and intelligent people, creating industry-leading medical technology products. You'll also have growth opportunities as we have a culture that supports your personal and professional development.
23 month fixed term contract role usually based in Carrigtwohill, Cork. Currently partially work remote
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.
Key Areas of Responsibility
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.
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.
Stryker is one of the world's leading medical technology companies and, together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better. The Company offers a diverse array of innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes. Stryker is active in over 100 countries around the world.
Together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better.
At Stryker, quality is first in everything we do. We are driven to make healthcare better for our customers by
providing innovative products and services that meet regulatory requirements through our effective quality system.
The Company was founded in 1941 by Dr. Homer Stryker and incorporated in 1946 as the Orthopedic Frame Company. In 1964, the Company’s name was changed to Stryker Corporation.
• $13.6 billion in annual sales in 2018; annual revenue has grown for 39 straight years
• 17.1% CAGR (compound annual growth rate) in sales over 39 years
• ~36,000 employees globally in 2018
• 43 manufacturing and research & development locat...ions worldwide
• Included in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index
• Ranked # 233 on Fortune Magazine’s “FORTUNE 500” list for 2019
• Ranked # 3 on Fortune Magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” list for the “Medical Equipment” industry for 2019
• Ranked # 11 on Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list (U.S.) for 2019
• Spent $862 million on R&D in 2018
• 7,784 patents owned globally in 2018
• Initial public offering of stock was in 1979
• Listed on the New York Stock Exchange under ticker SYK