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Sr. NPD Technician Instruments

  • Sunnyvale, CA, United States
  • Not Remote
  • Engineering
  • JOB7504

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:

Intuitive Surgical designs and manufactures highly complex mechanical systems for use in surgery. The Senior NPD Technician is responsible for supporting the development of new and existing product designs. The critical need for this role is to support prototype builds and troubleshooting, however, preference will be given to candidates that also have skillset in fixture design, testing, and documentation.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Required:
    • Assemble and catheter-based prototypes
    • Troubleshoot assembly issues and determine quick prototyping workarounds
    • Teardown / debug prototypes to help root cause performance or assembly failures
    • Provide design and assembly feedback to the engineering team
    • Develop assembly and manufacturing techniques
  • Preferred: design and develop simple fixturing and tooling for assembly and/or testing.
  • A Plus:
    • Perform component verification testing and product validation testing
    • Training of operators for process transfer from development to manufacturing



Skills, Experience, Education, & Training:

  • Minimum Education: High school diploma or GED
  • Proficient with commonly used catheter assembly and inspection equipment – e.g., microscope, soldering, hot box, laminator, braiders, coil winder, adhesive dispenser
  • Excellent manual dexterity and confidence in assembling complex and small assemblies
  • Hands-on with the proven ability to work well within an engineering team environment
  • Excellent creative hands on problem-solving skills
  • Familiar with measurement tools: dial calipers, micrometers, snap gauge, timer and optical comparator, force gauges, Instron and other materials testing equipment
  • Clear communication and documentation skills
  • Preferred: Experience with CAD/Solidworks. Able to design simple fixtures and tooling
  • A Plus: Experience with verification testing and verification documentation
  • A Plus: Experience with training others.
  • A Plus: Basic knowledge of electronics and mechanical concepts

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: $77,200 USD - $104,400 USD
Base Salary Range Region 2: $65,600 USD - $88,800 USD
Shift: Day
Travel: None
Workplace Type: Onsite - This job is fully onsite.

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