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Associate Lab Supervisor (1st Shift, Tuesday - Friday; 4x10 Schedule)

Redmond, WA

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Stryker is hiring an Associate Lab Supervisor in Redmond, WA supporting our Medical division within our Emergency Care product line! As an Associate Lab Supervisor, you'll lead a team of Lab technicians and material handlers to ensure compliance with Product Development and Sustainment Support. This role involves managing product verification testing, approval activities, and adherence to procedures, executing test cases based on defined plans and protocols. With a focus on achieving results through others, the role includes managing direct staff and leading processes for impactful outcomes. A comprehensive understanding of discipline concepts and principles is essential, with financial accountability for independent budgets. Responsibilities encompass full team management, defining roles, supporting future department needs, counseling performance, and contributing to employee career advancement or changes.

Work Schedule: Tuesday - Friday, 1st Shift; Operating on a 4x10 arrangement (four days per week, ten hours per day from 6:00 am to 4:30 pm), with some flexibility available.

Who we want:

  • Goal-oriented orchestrators. People who can effectively coordinate and focus the work of skilled employees toward an important goal, prioritizing to the right activities that lead to success.
  • Dedicated achievers. People who thrive in a fast-paced environment and will stop at nothing to ensure a project is complete and meets regulations and expectations.
  • Collaborative partners. People who build and leverage cross-functional relationships to bring together ideas, information, use cases, and industry analyses to develop best practices.

What you will do:

  • Leads and supports the recruitment of temporary and permanent talent to the team.
  • Personnel management including scheduling, providing technical assistance, and employee development which includes communicating company policies, coaching and counseling and enforcing company policies and procedures.
  • Employee engagement- Responsible and accountable for actions promoting an environment that fosters teamwork, empowerment, personal growth and development.
  • Conducts regular 1-on-1's and provides coaching and counseling as needed to promote team member development.
  • Responsible for developing written performance appraisals as well as administering the appraisals.
  • Provides updates to team members on topics including, but not limited to, business metrics and performance, training and development opportunities, company events and other information as it becomes available.
  • Ensures compliance with established regulatory, quality, legal, corporate, and human resources policies and procedures.
  • Enforces adherence to standards of training and documentation processes. These activities may include, but are not limited to the following: audits, calibration, standardized work instructions and 6S.
  • Responsible for ensuring all team members are trained in accordance with test lab standards. Ensures all team members are properly trained by assigning, coordinating and monitoring progress on all aspects of team member training.
  • Creates and maintains a safe work environment through continued focus on risk reduction.
  • Accountable for all record-keeping as appropriate and in accordance with Stryker specifications.
  • Drives preventative maintenance responsibilities for team and coordinates with support staff for assistance as needed.
  • Performs with honesty and integrity instituting a highly responsive and unsurpassed level of customer service providing best-in-class services and quality.
  • Works effectively with applicable departments within the division including, but not limited to, R&D, Materials, Quality, Engineering, Regulatory, Service, Human Resources, Operations and Technical Support.
  • Works with peer supervisor(s), Lab Planner, Test Engineers, Lab Coordinator and Manager to ensure teams priorities are adjusted as needed to meet business needs.
  • Coordinates and schedules overtime as needed to ensure testing is not delayed.
  • Ensures team is meeting customer requests and completing testing on time, tracks instances when it is not and solves problems at the root level.
  • Consolidates all lab issues or concerns and helps root cause problems. Develops and implements error-proofing ideas to improve quality.
  • Ensures team is using materials equipment replenishment systems properly, determines root causes of issues or concerns and implements solutions. Ensure all expenses are appropriately allocated and cross charged as needed.
  • Working with Test Lab Technicians and Engineers, identifies new equipment and techniques to improve efficiency and accuracy.
  • Manages projects as assigned including strategy, schedule and resources.
  • Manages monthly purchasing budget for general lab supplies.
  • Ensures appropriate staffing of personnel for each Business Unit.
  • Learn areas of support to lend hands-on assistance when necessary.
  • Manages projects within the Test Lab.
  • Manage team objectives.
  • Assist in the development of strategic Test Lab plan.


  • Associate degree with 6+ years of technical professional experience working within New Product Development (NPD), Product testing and/or sustainment OR Bachelor's degree with 2+ years of relevant experience.


  • Bachelors degree or Associates degree in a Science or related discipline
  • Previous experience in leadership or managerial settings recommended and demonstrated ability to lead and motivate teams, even in the absence of extensive managerial experience.
  • Knowledge in product reliability testing and analysis.
  • Strong organization, planning, communication, project management and performance attainment in a manufacturing or logistics environment.
  • Must display critical thinking skills and the ability to make a logical decision that ensures all operational, compliance and regulatory concerns are satisfied, while making every effort to satisfy the day-to-day needs of the business.
  • Competent with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, etc.).
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple project workloads.
  • Experience with recruiting, people development.
  • Influence across the organization.
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills.

75,300.00 to 156,900.00 salary plus bonus eligible + benefits. Actual minimum and maximum may vary based on location. Individual pay is based on skills, experience, and other relevant factors.

About Stryker

Our benefits:

  • 12 paid holidays annually
  • Health benefits include: Medical and prescription drug insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, critical illness insurance, accident insurance, hospital indemnity insurance, personalized healthcare support, wellbeing program and tobacco cessation program.
  • Financial benefits include Health Savings Account (HSA), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), 401(k) plan, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), basic life and AD&D insurance, and short-term disability insurance.

For a more detailed overview of our benefits or time off, please follow this link to learn more: US Stryker employee benefits

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 Medical and Surgical, Neurotechnology, Orthopaedics and Spine that help improve patient and healthcare outcomes. Alongside its customers around the world, Stryker impacts more than 130 million patients annually. More information is available at

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Client-provided location(s): Redmond, WA, USA
Job ID: Stryker_Combined-WyATFzCjE7dW
Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA
    • FSA With Employer Contribution
    • HSA
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • On-Site Gym
    • Mental Health Benefits
    • Virtual Fitness Classes
  • Parental Benefits

    • Fertility Benefits
    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • Family Support Resources
    • On-site/Nearby Childcare
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
    • Work-From-Home Stipend
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Casual Dress
    • Happy Hours
    • Company Outings
    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Snacks
    • Some Meals Provided
    • On-Site Cafeteria
    • Holiday Events
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Vacation
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Sabbatical
    • Leave of Absence
    • Volunteer Time Off
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Company Equity
    • Stock Purchase Program
    • Performance Bonus
    • Relocation Assistance
    • 401(K)
    • Financial Counseling
  • Professional Development

    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Learning and Development Stipend
    • Promote From Within
    • Mentor Program
    • Shadowing Opportunities
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Lunch and Learns
    • Internship Program
    • Work Visa Sponsorship
    • Leadership Training Program
    • Associate or Rotational Training Program
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program
    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)

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