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Manufacturing Mechanical Engineer at Intuitive

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Location: Sunnyvale, California

Job Description:

Company Description

At Intuitive, we are united behind our mission: we believe that minimally invasive care is life-enhancing care. Through ingenuity and intelligent technology, we expand the potential of physicians to heal without constraints.

As a pioneer and market leader in robotic-assisted surgery, we strive to foster an inclusive and diverse team, committed to making a difference. For more than 25 years, we have worked with hospitals and care teams around the world to help solve some of healthcare's hardest challenges and advance what is possible.

Intuitive has been built by the efforts of great people from diverse backgrounds. We believe great ideas can come from anywhere. We strive to foster an inclusive culture built around diversity of thought and mutual respect. We lead with inclusion and empower our team members to do their best work as their most authentic selves.

Passionate people who want to make a difference drive our culture. Our team members are grounded in integrity, have a strong capacity to learn, the energy to get things done, and bring diverse, real world experiences to help us think in new ways. We actively invest in our team members to support their long-term growth so they can continue to advance our mission and achieve their highest potential.

Join a team committed to taking big leaps forward for a global community of healthcare professionals and their patients. Together, let's advance the world of minimally invasive care.

Job Description

Primary Function of Position:

Contribute your technical manufacturing, equipment design and project management skills to a dynamic manufacturing engineering team creating precision instruments for minimally invasive robotic surgery. The role requires active participation in manufacturing engineering organization in order to refine electro-mechanical components, assemblies, process documentation, tooling and test methods to improve efficacy, reliability, manufacturability and cost for surgical robotic instruments.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Create, maintain and improve "high-volume" manufacturing assembly lines, specifying and/or refining BOMs, workflow processes, manufacturing plan and detailed work instructions.

  • Design, document, procure, qualify, implement, and improve fixtures, tools and equipment.

  • Analyze instrument-manufacturing line from a risk perspective (PFMEA) to incorporate and validate critical tests used in manufacturing.

  • Responsible for the validation and qualification of manufacturing equipment and processes leveraging standard qualification approaches (IQ/OQ/DQ/PQ).

  • Provide production line support for day-to-day engineering issues on core instrument lines

  • Identify and implement continuous improvement projects with respect to first pass yield, cycle time reduction, product reliability, capacity enhancement and cost reduction.

  • Provide product and process DFx (Manufacturing, Assembly) input to enhance manufacturability of core instruments.

  • Takes responsibility for maintaining compliance with medical device quality system including corrective action closure, discrepant material dispositions and ECO implementation.

  • Provides technical support analyzing and /or performing failure analysis for discrepant production components, assemblies and field returns.


Skill/Job Requirements:

  • Minimum BS / MS degree in Engineering discipline or equivalent work experience.

  • Minimum 1-3 years experience as design or manufacturing engineer supporting product with significant mechanical / electromechanical content.

  • Must possess strong communication skills to interface with technicians, product development, planning, purchasing, regulatory, inspection, customer support and clinical marketing teams.

  • Prior responsibility for process, equipment or product validation/verification.

  • Prior experience designing automated equipment, complex mechanism manufacturing is a plus

  • CAD experience (preferred Solidworks).

  • Experience in an ISO 13485, ISO 9001, or medical device manufacturing environment a plus

  • Able to travel periodically to suppliers or Intuitive Mexicali plant

Additional Information

Due to the nature of our business and the role, please note that Intuitive and/or your customer(s) may require that you show current proof of vaccination against certain diseases including COVID-19. Details can vary by role.

Intuitive is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees, and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type, without regard to race, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, genetic information or any other status protected under federal, state, or local applicable laws.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in accordance with fair chance laws.

Shift : Day

Travel : 10% of the time

Travel Requirements:10% of the time Shift:Day
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