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Stryker Staff Designer, Mechanical in Tempe, Arizona

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.

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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 the user 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.


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

  • 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 CAD models.

  • Conduct geometric comparison studies to establish component interchangeability.

  • Design/Develop and create 3D parametric models of medical device components from proof of concept to production ready designs, including DFM considerations for injection molding, machining and 3D printing.

  • Create 2D drawing packages of test fixtures and medical device assemblies and components per appropriate ASME drawing standards.

  • 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.


  • 4+ years experience required


  • No formal education required

  • Preferred Bachelor or Associates in Engineering, Engineering Graphics or related


  • 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, data base) and strong knowledge of project management tools is essential.

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

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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