Stryker Lead Facilities Specialist in Burnaby, Canada

Requisition ID 29069BR

Job Title Lead Facilities Specialist

Group MedSurg and Neurotech

Division Endoscopy

Business Unit San Jose

Business Function Health, Safety and Environmental

Country CANADA

State/Province CA

City Burnaby

Employment Category Full Time

Percent Travel Required None

Shift 1st

About Stryker

Stryker is one of the world's leading medical technology companies and, together with its customers, is driven to make healthcare better. The company offers innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes. More information is available at All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We are an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.

Job Description / Information

Stryker ’s Burnaby R&D and manufacturing facility is looking for a Lead Facilities Specialist . This person plays a primary role in the operations and maintenance of the facility, and therefore plays an important role in enabling the innovation and efficient production of state-of-the-art medical devices that help improve the lives of patients around the world.

The Lead Facilities Specialist manages and performs the activities of planning equipment and furniture layout, workflow, and accident prevention measures to maintain efficient and safe utilization of plant facilities.

In additional, this person maintains the safety, cleanliness, and security of the facility, including development of the local policies for implementing the same. The person also manages the contracts of, and oversees the work completed by, vendors responsible for the maintenance of building systems.


  • Ensure preventative maintenance is performed on fire control devices, air conditioning, lighting, pest control, etc.

  • Maintain the safety and cleanliness of the facility; manage hazardous materials at the facility

  • Complete basic repairs and maintenance

  • Enforce the security of the facility

  • Ensure that the facility complies with regulations (fire codes, GMP/FDA, waste management, etc.); coordinate training, as necessary, on these issues

  • Develop and execute health and safety plans; conduct training and presentations for health and safety matters and accident prevention

  • Monitor compliance to policies; inspect equipment and machinery to observe possible unsafe conditions

  • Recommend solutions to issues, improvement opportunities, or new prevention measures

  • Fulfill construction and furniture needs, and optimize layout for efficiency, comfort, and appearance

  • Manage, and coordinate and negotiate with vendors for products and services

  • Write, review, and approve contracts for vendors’ products and services

  • Write, review, and train others on Facilities-related procedures

  • Represent Facilities during internal and external audits (e.g. FDA)

  • Assist with equipment installation and qualification per appropriate quality system procedures

  • Manage Facilities expenses and budget

  • May involve management of assistants as needed

Minimum Qualifications


  • Minimum 5 years’ experience, preferably in facilities management

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (preferred)

  • High attention to detail

  • Some experience with layout and basic building construction

  • Effective reading and writing skills

  • Effective interpersonal, communications, and problem solving skills

  • Ability to prioritize projects; able to escalate problems as needed

  • Able to complete HAZMAT / WHMIS training

  • Mechanical aptitude and computer proficiency required

  • Computer literate - spreadsheets, word processing, graphing

  • Preliminary knowledge of local health and safety regulations

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability