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Stryker Manufacturing Engineer in Lakeland, Florida

Who we want

  • Detail-oriented process improvers. Critical thinkers who naturally see opportunities to develop and optimize work processes – finding ways to simplify, standardize and automate.

  • Collaborative partners. People who build and leverage cross-functional relationships to bring together ideas, data and insights to drive continuous improvement in functions.

  • Analytical problem solvers. People who go beyond just fixing to identify root causes, evaluate optimal solutions, and recommend comprehensive upgrades to prevent future issues.

What you will do

As a Manufacturing Engineer, you will be responsible for supporting manufacturing operations in our fast-paced Sustainability Solutions plant in Lakeland, FL. You will be responsible for increasing capacity, reducing scrap, improving safety, monitoring existing processes and implementing process improvements in a highly regulated medical device reprocessing environment.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Support and improve existing processes using Statistical, Lean, Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Six Sigma methodologies

  • Effectively transfer new products, design changes or line extended devices on to production floor

  • Foster an environment of continuous improvement and provide support to customers in all functional areas

  • Discuss progress and interim findings at periodic design/project review meetings

  • Perform Failure Analyses (FAs) and improve Functionality/Performance of medical devices

  • Implement process improvements and machining improvements on production lines

  • Reduce Reject Rates(scrap)and optimize manufacturing processes

  • Implement safety improvements on production lines

  • Implement operating procedures, standard work, visual work instructions, visual work references

  • Assist in providing training to Production for all new product launches and design changes to existing products or processes

  • Expectation of acquired knowledge of FDA/ISO requirements associated with the development of medical devices including Design Control

What you need

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (mechanical, electrical or similar) is required

  • 0-2 years of related experience required; relevant internship/co-op experience in a highly regulated industry (e.g.: Medical Device, Pharmaceutical, Automotive, Aerospace) is preferred

  • Demonstrated communication (written & verbal), partnership and influencing skills

  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills

  • Knowledge of continuous process improvement and Lean Manufacturing techniques highly preferred

  • Ability to develop and follow systematic troubleshooting procedures to address tool and equipment issues

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: 0%

Stryker Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. 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.

Stryker Corporation will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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

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