Stryker Principal Engineer - Process Development in Carrigtwohill, Ireland

Position Summary

Responsible for accelerating the pace and effectiveness of NPI by developing a culture of innovation within the engineering team while leveraging our GQO and divisional partnerships.

Technical oversight and leadership for programmes and for setting technical direction and competency framework for the multi-site engineering team.

Work is performed without appreciable direction. Exercises considerable latitude in determining the technical objectives of the assignment.

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.

  • 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.

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: None

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