Polymer Expert – Additive Manufacturing (Sr Principal Engineer)
Stryker
Freiburg, Baden-Wurttemberg, DE
vor 5 Tg.

About Stryker

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

We offer innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes.

We are proud to be named the #5 World’s Best Workplaces and a Best Workplace for Diversity by Fortune Magazine. Learn more about our award-winning organization by visiting

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 :

Polymer Expert (Principal Engineer), Additive Technology.

Permanent role usually based in Carrigtwohill, Cork. Currently work remote

Role Summary :

Responsible for providing technical oversight and leadership during the development of new technologies and materials for additive manufacture of polymers.

This is diverse and exciting role, including guiding teams in the following areas :

Role includes the following :

Optimising production parameters for additive manufacture of polymers

Developing test methods for process and material characterisation, and interpreting results.

Understanding the impact of sterilisation, aging and environmental conditions on polymer products

Advising on strategy with regard to new materials and technologies to best meet customer needs

Providing guidance on assembly and post processing for polymers, such as adhesion, joining and coating.

Increasing the understanding of polymer science and engineering within the additive team

Identifying and implementing best practices, and driving innovation within the polymers space

Responsibility for maintaining high engineering standards across the polymer business

Be a champion for positive engineering approach and innovation to meet business intent

Developing strategy to grow polymer expertise organically within the business

Identifying key talent and developing key development plans to meet business need

Complex problem solving and troubleshooting within New Technology Development, New Product Introduction, Operations, as well as in collaboration with suppliers

Growing a network of collaborative relationships within academia, industry and Stryker.

Key influencer within the business

Work is performed without appreciable direction and may be self-initiated. Exercises considerable latitude in determining the technical objectives of the assignment.

Will function in a technical leadership role on major programs.

Ensure adherence to GMP and safety procedures.

Review and approval of validation documentation.

All other duties as assigned.

What we would like you to have :

  • Bachelors degree in Engineering, Science or related engineering discipline with 10 or more years’ experience; Related masters with 8 or more years of experience;
  • PhD with 5 or more years of experience or local equivalent 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 a highly regulated industry.

    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. Ability to build networks externally and leverage appropriately.

    Both a logical and strategic thinker with the ability to identify and seize opportunities to advance the Stryker mandate.

    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.

    Our benefits

  • Our total rewards offering varies by country but often includes bonuses; commissions; healthcare; insurance benefits; retirement programs;
  • stock based plans; paid time off 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.

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