Stryker Job Title: Senior Laboratory Technician in Cary, Illinois

Requisition ID 29003BR

Job Title Job Title: Senior Laboratory Technician

Group MedSurg and Neurotech

Division Medical

Business Function Research and Development

Country United States

State/Province IL

City Cary

Employment Category Full Time

Percent Travel Required None

Shift 1st

About Stryker

Stryker is one of the world's leading medical technology companies and, together with its customers, is driven to make healthcare better. The company offers innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes. More information is available at All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We are an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.

Job Description / Information

Work with engineers and marketing managers to support new product development through concept prototyping, performance and safety testing, data analysis and reporting, and production for field trials

  • Under minimal guidance of supervisor (NPD Engineer/Scientist or Senior/Master Technician), will construct new concept prototypes, modify existing products, build new package configurations, and design test fixtures.

  • Ability to safely and effectively use hand tools, common power tools (drill press, band saw, grinder, etc.), and advanced equipment (mill), to convert wood, metal, plastics, etc.

  • Collaborates with supervisor to develop test methods and perform existing methods to assess the performance and safety of new and existing products; testing methods include, but not limited to, pressure mapping, friction, moisture vapor transmission rate, failure, impact, acceleration, load, current, voltage, etc.

  • Performs basic chemistry lab functions such as ingredients measuring, mixing, emulsions, and pH measurements.

  • Able to populate Excel spreadsheets, produce charts, run statistical calculations, and complete first through final draft of regulatory- approved protocols and reports.

  • Accountable for all record keeping as appropriate and in accordance with company specifications. Utilizes proper software and technological tools to maintain proper records.

  • Able to lead and participate in pilot/production runs (assembly, pack out, inspections, testing, and reporting) under direction of supervisor.

  • Help maintain laboratory and oversee/perform preventive maintenance of laboratory equipment; capable of more complex hands-on repairs and able to research/schedule larger-scale repairs.

  • Capable of building circuits utilizing breadboards, PLCs, circuit boards, relays, PWM, etc. Knowledgeable of the safety risks associated with the use of electrical equipment.

  • Basic to intermediate materials knowledge including various types of wood, metal, textiles, adhesives, fasteners, foams, gels, films, composites, etc.

  • Capable of more complex hand/machine sewing tasks for prototyping and production. Understands sewing machine setup, repair, and maintenance.

  • Understands and applies lab performance metrics. Proactively contributes ideas to help with projects and to improve the laboratory layout, processes, and productivity.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Customer service mentality where the customers are department engineers, scientists, and marketing team members (required)

  • Effective time management - proactively looks for opportunities to offer assistance to people and projects (required)

  • Consistently maintains positive attitude (required)

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team (required)

  • Good verbal and written communication skills (required)

  • Experience with Microsoft Office programs (required)

  • Hands-on experience with hand tools (required) and power tools (required)

  • Schooling or training in machining, tool and die, and welding (desired)

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability