Stryker Principal Engineer - Metals in Carrigtwohill, Ireland
Principal Engineer - Metals
Location: Stryker Additive Technology, Cork
Lead the identification and development of new processing techniques for materials in medical devices, including implantable constructs, to overcome current materials and processing limitations within Additive Manufacturing Technology Centre of Excellence. This includes developing of broad understanding of and the application of materials science and engineering disciplines within Additive Manufacturing Technology Centre of Excellence.
Talents we are looking for:
Goal-oriented developers. Keeping the customer and requirements squarely in focus, people who deliver safe and robust solutions.
Curious learners. People who seek out cutting-edge research and information to expand and enhance their ability to be ready for what’s next.
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.
Motivated product launchers. People who bring strategic direction and drive for execution to ensure products are developed and launched with precision.
Subject matter experts. Technical expert who not only oversee the collection, review, and analysis of data but can interpret, translate, and present on all various matters as needed.
Insightful advisors. who lead strategy development and provide guidance to teams
Key Areas of Responsibility
Develops technical solutions to complex technical problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Solutions may require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity.
Assume the role of technical mentor for engineers in the function.
Will monitor and control progress of work ensuring sound application of engineering principles and the appropriate use of policies and procedures.
May function in a technical leadership role on major programs.
Develop a detailed understanding of "best practice" in product/process performance within the medical device industry.
Develop a support network of key divisional/corporate leaders, academic and supplier partners to enhance understanding of product manufacturing and quality.
Lead a culture of innovation within the function by developing and implementing engineering forums and reviews for the engineering team.
Drive high levels of employee engagement through a highly effective support structure developed and implemented for all engineers.
Ensure adherence to GMP and safety procedures.
Review and approval of validation documentation.
All other duties as assigned.
Qualifications Knowledge Skills
B.S in Mechanical Engineering or related engineering discipline with 10 or more years’ experience; Related masters degree with 6 or more years of experience; PhD with 2 or more years of experience may also be desirable.
Ideal qualification will be materials science and Engineering or Mechanical Engineering with a strong experience in metallurgy.
Experience in metallurgy, metals, alloys. Materials characterization or characterisation. Microsopy/microstructure. Phase identification.
Experience with titanium, titanium alloys, CoCr or Stainless steel strongly desired.
Mechanical testing and characterization (tensile strength, fatigue testing, fracture toughness)
Porous metals experience desired
Broad based business experience in high performance multi-national enterprise, at least 3 years of which has been spent in operations and/or technical leadership level in Medical Device or other highly regulated industries.
Excellent Interpersonal Skills - able to express ideas and collaborate effectively with multidisciplinary teams. Be open minded with the ability to recognise good ideas.
Strong capability to network and influence at all organisation levels
Demonstrated project management and engineering expertise associated with new product introduction (NPI) in a regulated environment.
Strong analytical ability with a high aptitude for understanding systems, gathering data and performing research.
Must be able to read and interpret complex engineering drawings and have the ability to understand geometrical dimensioning and tolerancing.
Detailed understanding of the validation and verification process and its application relating to new products.
Green or Black Belt 6 Sigma qualifications an advantage.
High level of PC Skills required.
Excellent attention to detail.
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Work From Home: No
Travel Percentage: Up to 25%
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 www.stryker.com
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