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Arthur Ramirez

Manufacturing Engineer

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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

What this role is about:

We need a strong Mechanical Engineer with high motivation and energy, to engage with design and supplier-facing teams in an analytical/critical manner.

You will be responsible for supporting NPI products, with a focus on mechanical design of the Vision-Side Cart (VSC) as they merge into manufacturing. This position is highly collaborative, and strong communication/presentation skills will provide you with high visibility amongst the engineering, production and management teams.

You should have working experience and theoretical knowledge in many of the following areas: 

  • Precision Machined parts / GD&T / Tolerance stack up analysis
  • Solidworks design/CAD SW
  • Manufacturing processes, including machining, casting and injection molding.
  • Experience with multi-part assembly, fitment and alignment, and associated problems.
  • Friction, Stress – Strain analysis
  • Software tools (ie. Matlab, etc.)
  • Basic engineering principles and analysis techniques

What you will do:

  • Take ownership of various Vision Cart mfg processes and overall analysis of design
  • Creation and maintenance of efficient “mid-volume” manufacturing line, specifying and/or refining BOMs, assembly and test processes and detailed work instructions.
  • Lead technical discussions/meetings to communicate technical project/issue status to other engineers, production teams and management.
  • Provide training and support to production and engineering technicians.
  • Qualify/document/implement/support production and RMA-line test equipment, at both ISI factory and vendor facilities. Propose equipment design changes as appropriate.
  • Perform regular analysis of factory data and use it to anticipate and solve manufacturing/quality problems.
  • Deliver improvements in yield, reliability, serviceability, manufacturability, testability, capacity and cost.
  • Interface with cross-functional engineering teams including mechanical, software and clinical disciplines.
  • Work with 3rd party vendors, contract manufacturers and internal personnel for component and process/outsourcing initiatives. Travel to vendor sites as required.
  • Hands-on troubleshooting of non-conforming product, including multi-level failure analysis for discrepant parts and assemblies. Drive to root cause and follow-up corrective action.
  • Ensure compliance with medical device quality system including corrective action closure, discrepant material dispositions and change implementations.
  • Leads and participates in initiatives focused on yield improvement, material cost reduction, capacity enhancement, and outsourcing of assemblies.
  • Performs other duties as required.


Competency Requirements: (based on: education, training, skills and experience)

Required (must-have):

  • Minimum BS degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics or other similar field.
  • 3+ years experience in a manufacturing or design-related role
  • Ability to read and interpret mechanical part and assembly drawings.
  • Knowledge and execution of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). 
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal. Necessary to engage with technicians, production management, product development, planning, purchasing, regulatory, inspection, customer support and clinical marketing organizations.
  • Proficient with computers and software applications (Excel, Powerpoint, Word, etc.)
  • Basic knowledge of process controls, including Six-Sigma, CPk, etc.
  • “Self-starter” attitude and comfort in a hands-on environment, where you can to influence product design to improve reliability, robustness and performance.
  • Troubleshooting ability to systematically and effectively break down a system or process into subparts to identify failures and troubleshoot to component level.
  • Excellent documentation skills and high standards for instructional clarity/accuracy.
  • High energy and genuine excitement to learn and get to the bottom of problems.

Preferred (nice-to-have):

  • MS degree in an engineering discipline listed above.
  • Prior experience working in an FDA/ISO regulated environment.
  • Prior experience with Documentation and production control systems: Agile, SAP, MES
  • Prior experience in understanding/reading  test code: Matlab, Labwindows, Python
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively design experiments, solve problems and implement them in manufacturing
  • Expert knowledge (black-belt) of process controls, including Six-Sigma, CPk, etc.
  • Prior experience evaluating/managing supplier part quality.
  • Experience in Just-In-Time, Demand Flow Technology, and Lean Manufacturing techniques.

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: $116,900 USD - $168,200 USD
Base Salary Range Region 2: $99,300 USD - $142,900 USD
Shift: Day
Travel: 10% of the time
Workplace Type: Onsite - This job is fully onsite.

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