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Arthur Ramirez

Sr. Manufacturing Engineer

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:

The successful candidate:

  • Contributes to the successful support and advancement of mid-volume manufacturing for stapler instruments for minimally invasive robotic surgery.
  • Individuals in this role must demonstrate strong design for manufacturability and mechanical design capabilities to deliver consistent improvements for production of stapler instruments.
  • Individuals in this role will provide daily support for day-to-day manufacturing operations and process/mechanical design improvements for existing stapling instruments.
  • The role requires active participation in sustaining product development teams that create and refine components, assemblies, process documentation, tooling, and test methods while challenging product designs to improve efficacy, reliability, manufacturability and cost for robotic surgical instruments and accessories.
  • This position will focus on meeting manufacturing operations and product safety, reliability, and performance goals.

Position Roles and Responsibilities:

Specific responsibilities for this Manufacturing Engineer position include:

  • Provide technical support and failure analysis, for discrepant production components and assemblies.
  • Develop, maintain, and improve manufacturing processes using pFMEA as a guide.
  • Provide leadership and mentorship to team members as needed.
  • Design, build, document and/or specify manufacturing assembly fixtures.
  • Establish and perform IQ/OQ/PQ on equipment and fixtures. As well as execute validations on Manufacturing lines (PPQ).
  • Support Design Verification and Validation (V&V) activities.
  • Contribute to iterative component designs and manufacturing processes for reliability improvements and cost reductions.
  • Assist supplier engineers with material procurement issues.
  • Support quality system compliance including discrepant material dispositions, ECO implementation, and nonconforming evaluations.
  • Responsible for supporting Corrective and Preventive Action projects and resolving quality notifications.



  • Minimum BS in engineering (ME or IE disciplines) required, MS preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in product development or manufacturing environments.
  • High mechanical aptitude with a strong background in statistics is a must.
  • Experience in mid/high volume manufacturing of complex mechanisms (automation and vision system experience a plus).
  • Experience with creating Manufacturing Process Instructions, Procedure writing, and BOM development.
  • Ability to lead cross functional teams and give clear and concise presentations.
  • CAD experience a plus (SolidWorks).
  • Use of Agile or similar lifecycle management system tool.
  • Experienced in ISO 13485 medical device manufacturing environment.
  • Sterilized medical device experience a plus.

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.

Preference will be given to qualified candidates who do not reside, or plan to reside, in Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, or Tennessee.

We provide market-competitive compensation packages, inclusive of base pay, incentives, benefits, and equity. It would not be typical for someone to be hired at the top end of range for the role, as actual pay will be determined based on several factors, including experience, skills, and qualifications. The target salary ranges are listed.

Base Salary Range Region 1: $130,700 - $188,100
Base Salary Range Region 2: $111,100 - $159,900
Shift: Day
Travel: 10% of the time
Workplace Type: Onsite - This job is fully onsite.

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