Manufacturing Extrusion Engineer, Principal

11 - 15 years experience  •  Medical Equipment

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/30/17
Salt Lake City, UT
11 - 15 years experience
Medical Equipment
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/30/17

Job Description

This position focuses on advancing the capabilities and services provided by the Extrusion department.Partnering with Operations and R&D customers, this role will understand the clinical challenge, translate that to material selection and development oftechnologiesthat yield manufactuable processes.

  • Demonstrate a primary commitment to patient safety, product quality and compliance with the Stryker Quality Manual and its governing regulations.
  • Partner with R&D in the development of Neurovascular catheter and delivery system components.
  • Utilize comprehensive polymer knowledge (including fillers, marking additives and colorants) in the selection of materials for rapid product development.
  • Develop novel and unique technologies and processes to deliver customer needs.
  • Independently lead test method and process verification & validation activities for the production of extruded components or sub-assemblies.
  • Ability to create and execute on new ideas not within work history.
  • Perform engineering work related to design, procurement, fabrication, installation, documentation and qualification of manufacturing equipment, tooling and fixtures.
  • Lead improvement efforts related to the stability and capability of extruded component or sub-assembly manufacturing, Assist Prodction on difficult extrusion issues.
  • Identify and implement CIP (cost improvement projects) for cost savings.
  • Lead teams of technical team members (cross-functional and multi-site) to deliver technical extrusion deliverables success.
  • Periodically provide effective Engineeringsupport to Extrusion production department, including troubleshooting process problems and influence key decisions in these areas.
  • Train, mentor, and provide direction to Operators, Technicians, and Engineers.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of management, customers, and external regulatory officials. Technical report and excellent note records keeping required.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering within a technical and/or materials discipline. Masters preferred
  • 10+ years extrusion industry experience
  • 3years medical device experiencepreferred
  • Demonstrated history of development of new extrusion processes and technologies.
  • Skilled in use of advanced statistical techniques related to tubing – online and offline.
  • Hands-on proficiency in process development of tapered tubing, multi lumen tubing, multi layer tubing and wire and substrate coating.
  • Ability to draw from variety of disciplines and industries and technologies to create innovative solutions.
  • Know-how in best methods for tubing specification for any situation.


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