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Materials Engineering Intern, Design Assurance

Company: Stryker
Location: Mahwah
Posted on: September 15, 2023

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.As a Materials Engineering Intern, Design Assurance you will be supporting the evaluation of material selection, processing and performance for the New Product Development and Sustaining groups within Design Assurance. You will help drive the creation of safe and effective orthopedic devices for the NPD business and maintain the highest standard of product quality for the Sustaining business. Our global team works within the Design Assurance Engineering function, but will have significant interaction with Product Development, Advanced Operations and Sterility.

  • You will support the materials engineering analysis of new hip and knee orthopedic devices.
  • You will build partnerships with your cross functional partners to drive design rigor and safety into new designs.
  • You will help in design reviews by identifying materials engineering risks associated with the product use and work with partners to improve the design from a materials engineering perspective.
  • You will perform material analysis on prototype and released product to evaluate the materials engineering variables for the given design.
  • You will support internal specification reviews and updates to align with the latest industry standards.
  • You will aid in reviewing supplier documentation and questions regarding material processing and performance.
  • You will partner closely with your cross functional team to drive our company's mission and strengthen the Stryker brand.
  • You should love solving complex problems in a fast paced and stimulating environment.Who we want ---Challengers. People who seek out the hard projects and work to find just the right solutions.---Teammates. Partners who listen to ideas, share thoughts and work together to move the business forward.---Charismatic networkers. Relationship-savvy people who intentionally make connections with both internal partners and external contacts.---Strategic thinkers. Interns who propose innovative ideas and consistently exceed their performance objectives.---Customer-oriented achievers. Individuals with an unparalleled work ethic and customer-focused attitude who bring value to their partnerships.---Game changers. Persistent interns who will stop at nothing to live out Stryker's mission to make healthcare better. ---What You Get Out of the Internship ---Stryker, a global leader in medical technology takes great pride in their people, and that's why we're looking to expand our talent. As a result, we are looking for the best and brightest students to strengthen our team and drive our business going forward. Stryker Engineering interns will get to:---
    • Impact the development and manufacturing of cutting edge products---
    • Gain experience within a fast paced and growing industry---
    • Apply classroom knowledge in a fast-paced and growing industry setting---
    • Implement new ideas, be constantly challenged, and develop your skills---Opportunities Available ---As an Engineering Intern at Stryker, you will be placed in one of the following teams:---Quality ---Advanced Quality ---AQE interns work on engineering projects related to development of new products. Areas of emphasis may include human factors engineering, risk management, application of statistics, reliability engineering, design verification, and design validation including customer interaction. As Homer Stryker pointed out, "If your tools don't work, make them work. If you can't make them work, make some that do work." In this directive, the AQE team works to make sure that the products we develop at Stryker will work consistently for our customers to meet or exceed their expectations. ---Quality ---Collaborate on cross-functional teams to ensure high product quality, addressing user needs, safety, and reliability. Manage post-market quality processes and design changes.---Process Quality ---Analyze and resolve production issues using CAD, root cause analysis, and validation techniques to optimize quality and processes. ---Supplier Quality ---Oversee critical suppliers, ensuring manufacturing standards through close collaboration, technical assessment, and internal coordination.---New Product Development ---Collaborate on cross-functional teams to research and design new products using tools like CAD and FEA, ensuring alignment with customer needs, business requirements, and regulations.---Product Engineering ---Work with cross-functional teams to enhance current products through research, using tools like CAD, FEA, and root cause analysis. Improve product safety and efficacy.---Test Lab ---Partner with Test Engineers and R&D to experiment with prototypes, test product designs, and perform quantitative verification. Gain hands-on experience across various technical specialties.---Manufacturing ---Collaborate with Design and Operations to enhance manufacturing processes, fixtures, and assembly lines. Apply lean principles and improve safety and ergonomics. ---Robotics ---Collaborate across divisions to develop innovative robotic systems for orthopedic surgeries. Contribute to various stages of development, from hardware and software design to accuracy studies. ---Packaging Engineering: ---Develop innovative packaging solutions based on customer input. Work with cross-functional teams to support packaging design changes and adhere to regulatory requirements.---Regulatory ---Collaborate with multiple departments to support regulatory decision-making, prepare global regulatory submissions, and assist in post-market reporting. Stay updated on changing regulations.---Clinical/Biomedical Engineering: ---Cross-functional collaboration to assist clinical research programs. Gain exposure to clinical research landscape, accompany site monitoring visits, prepare literature reviews, and participate in collaborative development processes.What You Need
      • Currently working on completion of a Bachelor's or Master's degree in related field or equivalent; we will only consider students who plan be enrolled in a degree-seeking program after the summer, prefer candidates who are pursuing their Materials Science or Materials Engineering degree---
      • Cumulative 3.0 GPA or above; must be the case at the date of hire and also will be verified during background check in the spring---
      • Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. and not require employment-based sponsorship now or in the future.---
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills---
      • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills; able to manage priorities and workflow---
      • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm---
      • Ability to exercise independent judgment---
      • Proficient on basic computer programs: Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint---
      • Proven leadership and business acumen skills---
      • Proven ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines---
      • Strong interpersonal skills---
      • Knowledge in one or more programming languages (e.g. C#, C++, Java, Python, etc)---
      • Knowledge in software engineering (e.g. Architecture, Design, Implementation, Algorithms, Build, Deploy, Computer Architectures, Unit test, System Test, etc)About StrykerStryker 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.More information is available at

Keywords: Stryker, Hackensack , Materials Engineering Intern, Design Assurance, Engineering , Mahwah, New Jersey

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