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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.
The StaffPackaging Engineeris responsiblefor designing and implementingnew or revisedpackagingandlabeling formedicaldevicesby recommending QA Control limits and procedures,and by developing and issuing detailed specifications for procurement of packaging components. This position enforces structural specifications and integrity of packaging devices in accordance with quality standards, develops compatible protective packaging for devices, originates and develops new packagingconcepts, assesses and resolves packaging problems,and directs vendor design and development.
What you will do:
Independently research, design, develop, modify, and verify components,modules,and sub-systems for medical devicepackaging systems.
Translate user needs to design inputs/specifications and produce complex system level designs with some guidance.
Conduct or design advanced prototyping and testing.
Analyze and correct complex product design issues using independent judgment.
Lead efforts with other departments to gather and incorporate customerinputson packaging design.
Identify, plan, and request capital costs associated with packaging.
Interpret standards and FDA requirements for device packaging and validations.
Interpret and applies sterilization requirements/standards to packaging design and validation.
Establish test protocols driven by national and international standards andregulatoryrequirements.
Direct and facilitates the testing of new products to verify product reliability.
Operate various test equipment,interprettest data, and report results for each validation/verification. Occasionally delegatetesting to technicians as appropriate.
Makedecisions based on justifiable and logical reasoning for packaging design, validations, and incoming non-conforming packaging material in MRB (Material Review Board)
Work cooperatively with process development, quality, manufacturing, regulatory and marketing to ensure project success.
Research & acquire production material and equipment related to packaging configurations.
Train production operatorsonnew processes and procedures.
Coordinate documentation of work instructions for new packaging configurations.
Create material/equipment specifications.
Ability to manage time and resources effectively through good organizational skills and effective use ofproblem solvingskills.
Ability to work independently as well as on teams to perform root cause analysis and provide solutions to the root cause.
Coordinate projects related to packaging configurations between production facilities.
Identify and championopportunitiestopromote sustainable packaging designs.
Provide directionforplatform-level packagingsolutions.
Act as mentor andprojectlead to other packaging engineers, and trains othersonfunctionally-relatedtopics.
Advance solutionsby applying in-depth knowledge of customer needs,market,and competitive offerings.
Apply detailed knowledge of clinical procedures to author design inputs.
Support Voice of Customer sessions internally and with clinicians.
Demonstrate developing financial acumen.
Med Device Compliance:
Have experience in a highly regulated industry and be proficient with and mentor others in usage of industry standards, including design requirements and test strategies per applicable regulations.
Lead creation and refinement ofpackaging-relatedengineering documentationfor inclusion in theDesign History file.
Follow and mentor others on R&D procedures like design controls and risk management, per theQuality Management System.
Be familiarwith regulatory audits andcomfortableinteracting with audit personnel
Work cooperatively with R&D, Quality, Manufacturing, Regulatory, Clinical, Marketing and Project Management to ensure project success.
Identify and support the creation of or improvements to procedures, policies, processes, systems, and technology.
Support and execute segments of complex multifunctional teams to advance projects through the design /development/launch process.
Deliver high quality results with passion, energy and drive to meet business priorities.
Collaborate with cross-functional teams to build partnership to achieve business objectives.
What you will need (strongly desired):
Adept at applying knowledge of materials and manufacturing processes to product design.
Ability to communicate moderate complexity plans and technical information to team members.
Demonstrated experience with product packaging design, development, and/or validation is required,preferably in the Medical Device industry.
Preferred Skills/ Engineering tools:
Working knowledge of CAD tools (e.g.SolidWorks).
Excellent organizational skills and ability to plan/prioritize activities.
Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to present issues, plans and objectives.
Abilityto work infast-paced organization, meeting multiple deadlines and succeeding under pressure is a must.
Motivated, resourceful, ambitious, enthusiastic and attentive to detail.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: What you will need (must have):
Bachelor of Science inEngineering, Packaging Engineering,Mechanical EngineeringorBiomedicalEngineering
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