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Stryker Senior Mechanical Engineer in Tempe, Arizona

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. Stryker products and services are available in over 100 countries around the world. Please visit our website at .

This position is part of a newly-formed R&D Design Group within Stryker’s Sustainability division in Tempe, Arizona . The primary focus of this team is product design and modeling, reverse engineering, DFM, test and production fixture conceptualization, design, fabrication oversight and assembly, and rapid prototyping. This individual will work with a small team of design engineers to support design activities primarily within the R&D function, but will at times within the broader NPD portfolio.


  • Dedicated Achievers, who are relentless about quality and deliver safe and robust solutions.

  • Motivated problem solvers and product launchers, who thrive in a fast-paced environment and will stop at nothing to ensure a project is complete and meets regulations and expectations.

  • Relationship builders , we value relationships, and we win together.

  • User-focused creators , keeping the customer and requirements squarely in focus and who imagine with theuser in mind, developing technology that helps change patients’ lives.

  • Curious Learners , who seek out cutting edge research and information to enhance their ability to develop new ideas into reality.


Senior Design Engineer will be expected to:

  • Design moderate to complex R&D test fixtures, manual and semi-automated, to characterize medical device performance and structuralintegrity.

  • Design moderate to complex production test fixtures and processing equipment, manual and semi-automated, for inline testing, disassembly, and assembly.

  • Work with sourcing partners to drive procurement and vendor development, and to facilitate fabrication and assembly of R&D test fixtures.

  • Assist R&D Engineers with test method/fixture ideation and development.

  • Reverse engineer medical devices by translating 3D scan point cloud data into parametric 3D CADmodels.

  • Conduct geometric comparison studies to establish component interchangeability.

  • Design/Develop and create 3D parametric models ofmedicaldevicecomponentsfromproofofconceptto production-readydesigns,includingDFMconsiderations for injection molding, machining, and 3D printing.

  • Create2Ddrawingpackagesof test fixtures andmedicaldeviceassembliesandcomponentsperappropriateASMEdrawingstandards.

  • Oversee 3D scanning and 3D printing activities.

  • Determine and implement design approaches and parameters and conduct feasibility studies on new designs, analyze test equipment to establish operating data, conduct experimental tests, and evaluate the results. Lead and/or participate in design review meetings.

  • Support investigation and root cause analysis of test anomalies, customer complaints and field returns using engineering analysis techniques and problem-solving methodologies.


  • Bachelor of Science; in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, BioMedical or Masters in relateddiscipline, preferred

  • 2+ years of workexperience


  • 5,000 hours minimum mechanical design experience with SOLIDWORKS parametric 3D modeling/2D drawings, creating complex assembly and component designs.

  • Knowledge and application of tolerance analysis techniques, GD&T principles, statistical tools/techniques, and DFM considerations.

  • Working knowledge of ASME Y14.1, Y14.3, Y14.5, Y14.24, Y14.35, Y14.38, and Y14.100 drawing standards for complex drawing creation and interpretation.

  • Understanding of basic principles and application of inspection methods, metrology tools, Gage R&R, and Measurement System Analysis.

  • Experience with traditional component machining methods and fabrication/assembly best practices.

  • Design for injection molding and 3D printing experience preferred.

  • Good working knowledge of engineering materials and selection for design, coating/plating technologies, plastic part design, mechanism design, design for testability, and advanced manufacturing technologies.

  • Experience with Geomagic DesignX reverse engineering software preferred.

  • Experience with LabVIEW and MATLAB programming preferred.

  • Familiarity with 3D scanners and 3D printers preferred.

  • Familiarity with Product Data Management applications for engineering configuration management.

  • Must have the ability to work with and assemble small objects and component parts. Ability to operate small hand tools and inspection equipment.

  • PC Literate (word processing, spreadsheets, database) and strong knowledge of project management tools are essential.

  • Familiarity with ISO13485, or experience working in a regulated industry, strongly desired.