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Senior Component 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 Position:

Deliver significant improvements in product reliability, manufacturability, capacity, serviceability, and cost for robotic surgical systems.  Provide team leadership for component engineering and product configuration functions.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Establish corporate policies around component engineering functions, review of ECOs and new part creation. Establish requirements for product documentation infrastructure tools/software and champion the implementation.
  • Ownership of component level specifications. Lead initiatives focused on product BOM structure and component documentation accuracy.
  • Provide technical expertise and resource to operations teams to maintain production goals. Identify, qualify, document and introduce replacement or alternate sources of electronic and mechanical components in timely manner in production assembly/test fixtures. Able to use SiliconExpert or similar tools.
  • Provide component engineering services for selection and analysis of components to various engineering teams. Provide change order services to manufacturing engineering group to support implementation of changes on released products
  • Develop and maintain material safety stock program, EOL and PCN change processes, RoHS compliance program. Lead cross-functional meetings to provide organizational visibility and drive projects associated with such activities.
  • Must possess strong communication skills to interface with technicians, product development, planning, purchasing, regulatory, inspection, and customer support organizations.
  • Negotiate for needed resources from other teams to enable project success as needed.
  • Provide technical support for Material Review Board (MRB) to ensure discrepant material is processed efficiently.
  • Provide technical support for failure analysis and root cause investigation of product failures in partnership with manufacturing/quality/supplier engineering.



  • Minimum BS degree in an engineering discipline (i.e. EE, ME) from an accredited university or college
  • Minimum 8 years' experience in a manufacturing engineering / component engineering role
  • Minimum 2 years as a leader of cross-functional, technical personnel in a fast paced environment
  • Demonstrated understanding of electromechanical assemblies, product BOM structures and component engineering functions
  • Demonstrated ability in problem solving and continuous improvement
  • Demonstrated effectiveness working with suppliers to solve component issues
  • Fluent in document control concepts

Preferred Skills

  • Minimum MS degree in an engineering discipline (i.e. EE, ME) from an accredited university or college
  • Experience in medical device manufacturing (including GMP, MDD, ISO)
  • Demonstrated ability to represent the company to its partners, suppliers, and vendors
  • Comfortable interacting with technicians, engineers, and management
  • Experience in Just-In-Time, Demand Flow Technology, and Lean Manufacturing techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively design experiments
  • Prior experience for process, equipment or product validation/verification

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: $146,000 USD - $210,000 USD
Base Salary Range Region 2: $124,100 USD - $178,500 USD
Shift: Day
Travel: None
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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