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Arthur Ramirez

Supplier 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 the Position

The mission of Supplier Engineering is to ensure high quality and stable delivery of purchased production components from suppliers operating under robust quality systems. Each supplier engineer is responsible for ensuring suppliers meet ISI requirements for product quality, cost, and service.

Essential Job Duties

  • Lead Part Qualification activities in support of NPI programs
    • Lead Core Product Teams in defining appropriate Part Qualification requirements.
    • This includes defining testing and inspection requirements prior to system integration in order to maximize ISI factory efficiency.
  • Line Support for manufacturing
    • Quickly address potential line down incidents
    • Take ownership of dispositioning non-conforming material and address systemic or significant non-conformances with formal corrective actions.
    • Drive corrective actions through use of various Root Cause tools (8D, 5 Why, etc), determining true root cause, implementing effective and lasting corrective and preventive actions.
  • Lead manufacturing process selection
    • Identify the correct process for manufacturing the part, considering process quality, long term capacity and total lifecycle cost.
    • Identify where DFM is appropriate to achieve higher quality, lower costs or better supply chain capacity.
    • Educate internal customers and suppliers regarding supplier quality, process and operational capabilities, best value manufacturing methods and tooling for key supplier processes.


Required Skills and Experience

  • 5-8+ years related experience in Manufacturing, Supplier Process Engineering, Design, or related field
  • Ability to motivate suppliers and lead teams to solve difficult technical and process problems
  • Knowledge of pFMEA, process validation, inspection and test techniques
  • Product experience in at least one of the following categories:
    • Mechanical Motion Products (Bearings, Gears and Screws)
    • Mechanical Motion Control Products (Motors, Brakes)
    • Motion Control Sensors (Encoders, Inertial Sensors, Resolvers
  • Experience using Word, Excel, as well as PLM (preferably Agile) and ERP Information Systems (preferably SAP)

Required Education and Training

  • BS degree in Engineering field
  • Ability to read and modify engineering drawings
    • This includes working knowledge of ASME Y14.5 GD&T mechanics.
  • Ability to follow GMP

Working Conditions

  • Ability to travel to suppliers on an as needed basis – both domestic and international

Preferred Skills and Experience (As applicable - Specific skills, knowledge, and experience that are not required to perform the job, but are desirable to have)

  • Experience in a medical device company
  • Experience with low-volume high-mix production environments
  • Familiarity with 21 CFR part 820 and ISO 13485
    • Experience in auditing suppliers to these standards is preferred.
    • At a minimum, candidate should understand GDP and QMS methods.
  • Experience with a wide range of manufacturing processes including understanding of key input variables for quality, cost and capacity

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: $118,100 USD - $169,900 USD
Base Salary Range Region 2: $100,400 USD - $144,400 USD
Shift: Day
Travel: 25% of the time
Workplace Type: Set Schedule - This job will be onsite weekly, the percentage of onsite work will be defined by the leader.

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