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.
The staff engineer will provide technical leadership in the Stryker facility. They will possess and apply a broad knowledge of principles, practices and procedures of a particular field of specialization and deliver complex assignments and facilitate strategic initiatives. Is the Subject Matter Expert across a number of engineering and continuous Improvement competencies including lean, six sigma, manufacturing, automation and industrial engineering.
Engage and provide leadership to the business in the investigation, analysis and implementation of optimized lean / six sigma methodologies such as; lead-time, productivity, first pass yield, inventory reduction, cost reduction, space utilisation
Management of significant projects through PMO
Train, Accredit and mentor engineers in work measurement and methods and verify through review process.
Lead VSM and lean lighthouse projects in line with the business strategy to deliver quantitative and qualitative improvement for operations and functional customers.
Create and maintain engineering standards; standard times to be established in line with International guidelines and standards (ILO & BSI).
Develop and implement best practices and procedures for Industrial Engineering.
Support and lead value improvement and waste elimination projects (Kai-Zen) that drive plant and company performance improvements while promoting the development and advancement of the lean culture.
Support process improvement and cost reduction activities within business units and functions, focussing on increasing the ratio of value-add to non-value add activities, promoting flow and eliminating waste
Provide coaching to team members in lean / six sigma principles and the application of lean tools including ensuring sustainability of the industrial engineering system
Contribute to the development of measures for the Business & Manufacturing Process Improvement function to measure progress of implementation and performance.
Support the delivery of BU and Functional KPI's
Coach and mentor engineering staff in the application of lean and 6 sigma methodologies e.g. Work measurement techniques, lean fundamentals, VSM, Kaizen and SMED.
Communicate and participate in system and process troubleshooting with team members and with external agents where appropriate
Support any operations activity that proposes changes to the workplace layout to ensure compatibility with lean principles.
Lead and participate in cross-functional and cross divisional process improvement initiatives.
Qualifications, Knowledge & Skills
Level 8 Degree in Engineering or relevant discipline or equivalent technical experience is required.
The individual must have a minimum of 4 years' experience in an engineering, process improvement, lean or operations excellence type role.
Excellent knowledge and understanding of the principles of lean as applied to manufacturing and transactional areas
Strong interpersonal and influencing skills and a proven ability to achieve results through people
Capable of providing technical leadership and influencing and providing technical direction to engineers, coop students, technicians and operators as required.
Excellent presentation and written / verbal communication skills.
Self-starter with demonstrated efficient work methods, analytical & problem-solving skills and ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment.
The individual should enjoy working in an aggressive, dynamic and results motivated team environment.
Confident and effective decision maker, with a proven technical leadership ability to negotiate and influence others
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