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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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.
Dedicated achievers. People who thrive in a fast-paced environment and will stop at nothing to ensure a project is complete and meets regulations and expectations.
Collaborative partners. People who build and leverage cross-functional relationships to bring together ideas, information, use cases, and industry analyses to develop best practices.
Analytical problem solvers. People who go beyond just fixing to identify root causes, evaluate optimal solutions, and recommend comprehensive upgrades to prevent future issues.
Stryker is hiring a Staff Engineer, R&D Packaging to be located in Fremont, California.
What you will do:
Stryker Neurovascular focuses on saving lives: Treating and preventing strokes is our focus. From the moment a product is manufactured to its use in the angio suite, the packaging and labeling make a difference in so many ways.
The Senior Engineer, R&D Packaging will be a member on new product development project teams with responsibilities for design and development of packaging components and artwork design, design verification, shelf life testing and label design.
Main responsibilities include:
Design and develop best in class packaging and labeling solutions from early concept through commercialization for sterile and non-sterile medical devices
Drive continuous improvement and assessment of current procedures and Voice of the Customer input and identify best practices.
Develop packaging and labeling components that improve the customer experience, working with a drafter to develop 3D models and Artwork.
Demonstrate development life cycle knowledge through delivery of high-quality deliverables.
Work cooperatively with quality, manufacturing, regulatory, clinical, marketing, R&D device designers, supply chain, vendors, and kitting centers - across geographies -- to ensure project success.
Build Quality into all aspects of product development and support by maintaining compliance to all quality requirements and leading improvements and development of solutions that make it easier for the organization to maintain compliance in complex areas (such as ever-evolving regulatory requirements worldwide).
Support audits, non-conformances and CAPAs as needed.
Lead small- scale Packaging/Labeling projects or co-manage large-scale programs to drive changes across the portfolio
Mentor or supervise technical staff as needed.
Role-model a high level of service and responsibility in managing a high and varied workload from internal clients and working to tight timelines.
What you will need:
B.S. degree in Packaging, Industrial, Mechanical engineering, or applicable technical field.
4+ years of experience in medical device industry preferred.
Demonstrated experience in medical device, biotech, or pharmaceutical packaging design development.
Demonstrated experience in resolving design and process related packaging issues on commercial products
Functional knowledge of Design Controls and Industry standards in Packaging Design (11607, ASTM, ISTA)
Knowledge in Labeling Systems and label and IFU development.
Experienced in Statistical Analysis, interpretation, and communication of results
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Strong technical capabilities and project management capabilities to develop aspects of assigned projects on time and within budget.
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