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Sr. Mechanical Engineer Equipment

  • Sunnyvale, CA, United States
  • Not Remote
  • Engineering
  • JOB5861

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:

Design and construct pioneering manufacturing equipment used to produce minimally invasive medical devices.  This manufacturing equipment will range in complexity from custom manual fixtures to automated electromechanical systems, integrating functions such as electronic sensing, motion control, and machine vision.  This position will play a critical role in developing cutting edge manufacturing capabilities to enable the future of minimally invasive surgery.

The ideal candidate will have experience specifying and or developing custom automated equipment from design to sustained production use, will have demonstrated proficiency in mechanical design and the integration of electromechanical components, and will thrive working independently on complex projects.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Design and build manufacturing equipment, which is deemed too proprietary to develop out of house. 
  • Specify the requirements for, and manage the creation of, other manufacturing equipment which can be designed and fabricated by third parties.  Jointly develop custom tooling based on ISI’s product form factor. 
  • Qualify manufacturing equipment to ensure the fulfillment of all requirements.  Ability to create and execute quality documentation for internally and externally designed production equipment.
  • Perform engineering studies to characterize equipment process windows. 
  • Determine troubleshooting, maintenance, and calibration procedures for each piece of equipment and train relevant personnel to perform them.
  • Thoroughly document all aspects of the equipment, including its requirements, design, operation, and qualification in compliance with Good Manufacturing Processes (GMP).
  • Improve product quality and reliability using Six Sigma, Cpk, Gauge R&R, and similar quality tools.
  • Provide equipment-related technical support to on-going production operations.
  • Advocate techniques for World Class equipment & tooling design for manufacturing, assembly and product test.
  • Support product cost reductions derived from equipment and tooling used in manufacturing.
  • Travel to production plant in Mexico to ensure technology transfer to Mexicali personnel.  Occasionally travel domestically and internationally to suppliers. 

Qualifications

Skill/Job Requirements:

  • BSME or similar, advanced degree preferred.
  • Great attitude, eager, willing/able to take initiative, works well with others in team environment.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience designing and developing automated manufacturing equipment.
  • 3D CAD proficiency, SolidWorks preferred.
  • Track record developing high quality, reliable products.
  • Strong analytical skills including FMEA, tolerance analysis, and statistical methods.
  • Experience managing the development of complex integrated equipment.
  • Proven ability to integrate electronic sensors, motors, and motion control components to perform mechatronic tasks.
  • Familiarity with regulated Quality Systems, esp. medical device regulations, a plus.
  • Working knowledge of robotics and control systems
  • Working knowledge of vision system software and design, Cognex preferred
  • Have familiarity of automation control systems including, robotics, pneumatics and PLC’s.
  • Familiar or experience with EtherCAT
  • Able to travel periodically (5-10%).

Additional Information

Skill/Job Requirements:

  • BSME or similar, advanced degree preferred.
  • Great attitude, eager, willing/able to take initiative, works well with others in team environment.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience designing and developing automated manufacturing equipment.
  • 3D CAD proficiency, SolidWorks preferred.
  • Track record developing high quality, reliable products.
  • Strong analytical skills including FMEA, tolerance analysis, and statistical methods.
  • Experience managing the development of complex integrated equipment.
  • Proven ability to integrate electronic sensors, motors, and motion control components to perform mechatronic tasks.
  • Familiarity with regulated Quality Systems, esp. medical device regulations, a plus.
  • Working knowledge of robotics and control systems
  • Working knowledge of vision system software and design, Cognex preferred
  • Have familiarity of automation control systems including, robotics, pneumatics and PLC’s.
  • Familiar or experience with EtherCAT
  • Able to travel periodically (5-10%).

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: $143,500 USD - $206,500 USD
Base Salary Range Region 2: $122,000 USD - $175,600 USD
Shift: Day
Travel: 10% of the time
Workplace Type: Onsite - This job is fully onsite.

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