Staff Test/Reliability Engineer - R&D

at Stryker in Cary, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Why engineering at Stryker?

At Stryker we are dedicated to improving lives, with a passion for researching and developing new medical device products. As an engineer at Stryker, you will be proud of the work that you will be doing, using cutting-edge technologies to make healthcare better. Here, you will work in a supportive culture with other incredibly talented and intelligent people, creating industry-leading medical technology products. You will also have growth opportunities as we have a culture that supports your personal and professional development.

Need another reason to apply? Check out these 8 reasons to join Stryker’s engineering team:

We are proud to be named one of the World’s Best Workplaces and a Best Workplace for Diversity by Fortune Magazine! Learn more about our award-winning organization by visiting

Our benefits include bonuses; commissions; healthcare; insurance benefits; retirement programs; stock based plans; family and parenting leaves; tuition reimbursement; wellness programs; onsite fitness centers and cafeterias; discount purchase programs; and service and performance awards – not to mention various social and recreational activities.

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and is dedicated to helping healthcare professionals perform their jobs more efficiently while enhancing patient care. The Company offers a diverse array of innovative medical technologies, including reconstructive, medical and surgical, and neurotechnology and spine products to help people lead more active and more satisfying lives.

We are currently seeking a Staff Test/Reliability Engineer – R&D located in Cary, Illinois

This role will help us take our testing presence to the next level by leveraging test design and development expertise to support Advanced Quality, Product Engineering, and New Product Development projects.

Who We Want:

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

+ Dedicated achievers. Relentless about quality, people who thrive in a fast-paced environment and will stop at nothing to ensure a project is complete and meets regulations and expectations.

+ Collaborative partners. People who build and leverage cross-functional relationships to bring together ideas, information, use cases, and industry analyses to develop best practices.

What You Will Do:

+ Possess and apply a broad knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures to design virtual and mechanical test fixtures with input from design teams and support from lab technicians.

+ Provide direction and support to technical personnel with respect to fixture design, fabrication, and data acquisition.

+ Development and execution of test plans with advanced quality, design, and test teams.

+ Work with engineers and technicians to integrate software and hardware portions of test fixtures and data acquisition.

+ Development of test systems and fixtures to support product development.

+ Assist in designing and installing process sampling systems, procedures, statistical techniques, testing mechanisms, and equipment.

+ Assist the design teams in analyzing the acquired data and failures to provide actionable information to help improve design quality and efficiency.

+ Evaluate, recommend, procure and/or maintain various actuation and instrumentation systems, sensors, and other technologies for continuous improvements of testing systems, procedures and techniques.

+ Act as the technical lead for test team members, 3rd party labs, or contractors as necessary.

+ Analyze test data and develop test reports in accordance with company standards.

+ Conduct and/or lead root-cause analysis investigations as necessary in support of product reliability performance enhancement.

+ Serve as an internal expert on test methods, industry standards and regulations, and statistical/reliability tools including design of experiments, measurement system analysis, Weibull analysis, stress and strain analysis, FEA, and other testing/analytical methods as appropriate.

+ Able to work with minimum supervision, conferring with more senior staff on unusual matters.

+ Assignments are broad in nature, requiring originality and ingenuity.

+ Latitude for unreviewed action or decision

+ Communicates to Manager on progress or outstanding issues.

What You Will Need:

Basic Qualifications:

+ Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field

+ 4+ years of test method development and validation experience

+ Experience driving requirements development for testing

+ Project / priority management skills

+ Competent in the operation of data acquisition and test control systems

+ Excellent oral and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Automating systems experience

+ Medical device design controls

+ Formulation / chemical engineering

+ Electrical engineering / compliance engineering (IEC 60601-1, etc)

+ Mechanical design experience (CAD)

About Stryker

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and, together with our customers, is driven to make healthcare better.

The company offers innovative products and services in Medical and Surgical, Neurotechnology, Orthopedics, and Spine that help improve patient and healthcare outcomes. Alongside its customers around the world, Stryker impacts more than 100 million patients annually.

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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.

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Job Posting: JC237399033

Posted On: Apr 01, 2023

Updated On: Sep 13, 2023

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