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Continuous Improvement Manufacturing Engineer (R473980)

Manufacturing and Production

Manufacturing Engineer



Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States

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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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; 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.

Who we want -

  • Detail-oriented process improvers. Critical thinkers who naturally see opportunities to develop and optimize work processes – finding ways to simplify, standardize and automate.
  • Self-directed initiators. People who take ownership of their work and need no prompting to drive productivity, change, and outcomes.
  • Collaborative partners. People who build and leverage cross-functional relationships to bring together ideas, data and insights to drive continuous improvement in functions.

What you will do -

As a Continuous Improvement Manufacturing Engineer you will lead teams to deliver business process improvement projects integral to the site’s strategic growth plan. You will have the opportunity to analyze and implement lean process improvements to reduce cost and improve efficiencies in partnership with the business.

Additional responsibilities:

  • Perform and evaluate work measurement and workflow analysis for the establishment of standards and the utilization of production facilities
  • Ensure that plant layout drawings are correct and up to date at all times and that "free space" is created strategically to allow for improved flow and/or provision for new/additional production lines to support increased volume and new product introduction
  • Work with Process Development, Production, Facilities and Manufacturing Engineering teams to lead facility/line layout design and implementation projects
  • Develop plant and equipment layout, capacity plans, workflow and accident prevention measures to maintain efficient and safe utilization of plant facilities
  • Provide product assembly instructions and standardize assembly practices
  • Review requests for changes to facility layouts and propose options for review and approval
  • Evaluate new techniques and technological developments for inclusion in the production process
  • Report out in group settings on performance of production processes and ongoing projects
  • On-going support and advancement of Lean Manufacturing principles and practices in direct area of responsibility
  • Coach, mentor and lead project groups through Stryker Production System and Lean Lighthouse initiatives
  • Analysis and development of cost or efficiency improving initiatives

What you need -

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field required; preferred in Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering
  • Demonstrated ability to lead cross functional project teams required
  • Ability to consistently identify and drive continuous improvement throughout the business required
  • 2+ years relevant Industrial Engineering experience - preferred
  • 2+ years operations experience in manufacturing environment - preferred
  • Experience in CAD software, PowerBI, Excel and pivot tables, Minitab, Visio -preferred

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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 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