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Manufacturing Process Lead I (R458852)

Manufacturing and Production

Manufacturing Engineer



Portage, Michigan, United States

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 manufacturing at Stryker?

Are you interested in getting hands-on experience with products that are making an impact on people’s lives? As a member of our manufacturing team, that is exactly what you will do! At Stryker, you will join a team of amazing people who treat each other like family, while working with products that are improving and saving people’s lives. We have an award-winning culture and have been named the #1 Best Workplace in Manufacturing in the U.S. by Fortune for 3 years in a row!

Need another reason to apply? Here are 5 reasons to join our manufacturing team:

This is a 2nd shift position:

Basic Function

Supports production, business, and other processes in a team-based manufacturing environment. Performs activities in a variety of cross-functional areas including production planning and control, total quality management, systems, manufacturing, equipment and facilities engineering, material management, and process re-engineering. Serves as escalation point for process and/or material related issues.


  • Provides support to assigned lines/workstations/work centers for process adherence

  • Works with assigned lines/workstations/work centers to ensure quality and material metrics are met

  • Act as first line of defense for troubleshooting including equipment quality and process issues

  • Partners with other Manufacturing Process Leads and/or Team Leaders to coordinate resources in the area based on production schedule and standards and troubleshooting schedule changes throughout the shift

  • May develop process improvement plans with Production Team Leader and/or Operations Engineering

  • Review manufacturing processes and propose small scale changes for efficiency

  • Assist with resolving technical issues as well as maintenance of production equipment

  • Enforce existing operational and process discrepancies and provide guidance for process improvement

  • Assist in executing labor plan by coordinating people movement

  • Assist in providing and/or coordinating line/workstation/work center coverage for absenteeism

  • Assist in providing training in core skill areas to assigned lines/workstations/work centers

  • Supports and Interacts with internal and external customers with respect to product planning, problem resolution and process improvement

  • Expose and document problems through the MDI (Managing for Daily Improvement) process

  • Responsible for shift hand off and communication with peers

  • Support and assist with onboarding and training for new employees within assigned area

  • Build and /or operate in production to meet production pace requirements

Qualifications/Work Experience Preferred

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Excellent analytical skills and problem solving skills

  • Demonstrated planning and organizational skills

  • Must be able to exercise judgement in the application of professional expertise

  • Must be able to work independently under minimal supervision

Education/Special Training Preferred

  • High school diploma or equivalent required, University Degree or equivalent preferred

  • 4+ years of Manufacturing experience

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.

Know someone at Stryker?

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