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Staff 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

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 the NPI and sustaining manufacturing engineering organization to refine electro-mechanical components, assemblies, process documentation, tooling, and test methods to improve efficacy, reliability, manufacturability, and cost for surgical robotic instruments.

Essential Job Duties

  • Create, maintain, and improve “mid-volume” manufacturing assembly lines, specifying and/or refining BOMs, workflow processes, manufacturing plan an 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.
  • Take responsibility for maintaining compliance with medical device quality system including corrective action closure, discrepant material dispositions and ECO implementation.
  • Provide technical support analyzing and /or performing failure analysis for discrepant production components, assemblies, and field returns.
  • Mentor junior level employees.


Required Skills and Experience

  • 10 years’ experience (7 with advanced degree) as design or manufacturing engineer supporting product with significant mechanical / electromechanical content.
  • 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.
  • Foundation in design, fabrication, and assembly process development for complex mechanical assemblies.
  • Ability to employ statistical methods (Cpk, ANOVA, Design of Experiments, GR&R) in data analysis for process development and problem-solving.
  • CAD experience (preferred Solidworks).
  • Able to travel periodically to suppliers or Intuitive manufacturing sites.

Required Education and Training

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

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Prior experience designing automated equipment or complex mechanism manufacturing.
  • Experience in an ISO 13485, ISO 9001, or medical device manufacturing environment
  • Strong skills in problem solving and using MiniTab, Python, SQL, Tableau and/or other SW tools for data analysis to identify root cause and drive corrective actions.

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: $165,600 USD - $238,400 USD
Base Salary Range Region 2: $140,800 USD - $202,600 USD
Shift: Day
Travel: 10% of the time
Workplace Type: Onsite - This job is fully onsite.

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