7 reasons to love Stryker in Arroyo, Puerto Rico
Updated: Apr 20
Stryker’s presence in Puerto Rico dates back to 1988. Our current facility in Arroyo, opened its doors in 2003 and is focused on manufacturing products for Stryker’s Endoscopy and Instrument divisions.
Here are 7 reasons to join our team in Arroyo, Puerto Rico
1. Work with leading technology
Our team in Arroyo is passionate about manufacturing, science, and engineering. At Stryker, you’ll have the opportunity to be part of a team that designs, develops, and delivers products created to improve healthcare.
Manufacturing: Our manufacturing product lines continue to expand. Over the last several years, we’ve begun to manufacture additional products and continue to welcome additional lines to our facility. The products manufactured in Arroyo are used all over the world!
Science: In our microbiology laboratory, innovative techniques are used to conduct microbiological tests, which monitor the compliance of our manufacturing areas and the quality of our products.
Engineering: On-site teams use sophisticated technologies such as micro injection molding, laser cutting, welding, chemical surface treatment and more. Employees get to develop and apply engineering skills while growing professionally in a fast-paced environment with cutting-edge technology.
2. We’re committed to employee and environmental safety
Stryker and our employees act as ambassadors for safety and environmental compliance.
We’re proud to participate in several programs and partnerships such as:
Volunteer Protection Program OSHA (VPP): We’re focused on reducing occupational hazards on the job. We have been awarded the Excellence in Occupational Health and Safety Measures by the Department of Labor and Human Resources for our highest level of commitment to our comprehensive and successful health and safety programs, our ability to control workplace hazards, and our reduction of workplace injuries.
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED): We’re dedicated to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and expanding activities that impact human health and well-being. In 2018, our facility was officially LEED certified by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
Excellence in Occupational Health and Safety Award:
International Organization for Standardization (ISO): We’re proud of our various ISO recognitions including:
ISO 14001 Certification: Environmental management systems
ISO 45001 Certification: Occupational health and safety management systems
ISO 8 certified Environmental Controlled areas, which guarantee compliance with the sterility assurance of our products.
Through these programs and certifications, we continue to improve and recognize our manufacturing plant’s occupational health and safety programs while celebrating active employee participation.
3. Employee wellbeing
We are committed to the health and wellness of our people which is why we provide different options for employees to help support their overall health.
Employees have access to resources on site such as:
Access to easy healthcare: Skip the waiting room! We provide at-work health check-ups with an occupational nurse and a doctor.
Focus on physical health: Whether you visit our on-site gym, work with our personal trainer to define goals and good habits, or take advantage of our online exercise program, we want our employees to prioritize their physical well-being.
Educational resources: We provide a wellness agenda that highlights health education opportunities, on-site health fairs, and additional content to keep teams in the know.
Third-party resources: Employee assistance program (EAP): In addition to partnering with Lifeworks, we offer an employee assistance program that gives employees access to helpful and anonymous resources that offer support in many life areas, including financial, legal, and psychological.
4. Flexible work model
Flexibility looks different for everyone, whether you’re working on the manufacturing floor or in the office, we provide flexible options.
For our operations team members, our manufacturing plant runs on three shifts, supporting opportunities to work different schedules when the need/opportunity arises.
For employees whose job function is not contingent on being on-site every day, we offer the flexibility to work from home or in the office when the business requires it.
Learn more about our four flexible work models here.
5. Our gift to you: A day off for your birthday
Birthdays are worth celebrating properly. Enjoy your birthday with the day off every year. Take time to refresh, relax, and refocus.
6. We celebrate a diverse and inclusive workplace
We embrace the meaning of diversity by fostering an open and inclusive culture. Creating a workplace environment where employees feel valued, respected, and accepted.
At Stryker in Arroyo, we are excited to offer two employee resource groups, Stryker’s Women’s Network and Stryker’s Allies for Equality. These two groups support our focus on a diverse culture that promotes equality.
We are proudly W-Certified by Women Who Lead for three years in a row! This certification validates our commitment to supporting the growth of women in science and engineering.
We partner with college programs to focus on women starting their careers in STEM jobs, including Get By STEM a summer camp for girls exploring STEM careers.
7. Office amenities to support better balance
Our facility is over 220k ft and includes many amenities that support our employees’ daily lives. Whether you’re looking for a great bite to eat, or hoping to squeeze in a workout, you’ll find it here. Our on-site cafeteria and dining space serves breakfast and lunch while offering a wide variety of choices. Throughout the year, the cafeteria will rotate menus to celebrate different events such as Restaurant Week, National Pizza Week, National Hot Breakfast Month and more. The fitness center is open 24/7, allowing you to exercise when it works with your schedule. Need to run to the bank? Not here, we offer ATMs and an internal bank Co-Op. If that wasn’t enough, our site also includes an infirmary, an outside terrace, and a dedicated space for nursing mothers.
One of our conference rooms is named after Samuel Morse, the American inventor of the telegraph. Morse was known to love the Island of Puerto Rico and its weather, even visiting in 1858 to inaugurate a two-mile telegraph line making Arroyo, the first town on the island to have a wire.
Interested in joining our team in Puerto Rico?
Check out our current job openings and apply today!