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Staff Manufacturing Engineer Laser Services

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

Design and create pioneering laser manufacturing processes and equipment used to support the production of the Intuitive Ion robotic instruments and accessories in a multi-national manufacturing environment. The Staff Manufacturing Engineer is an individual with high energy, ownership, integrity, and accountability who will drive laser-related project planning, prototyping and feasibility development, Design of Experiments (DOE) and process validation activities across a variety of laser processes including but not limited to welding, cutting, and ablation. The successful candidate should also provide technical leadership within the Automation, Equipment, and Test Group (AET) and inspire and work closely with the team of junior and senior engineering staff to implement laser process best practices.

Essential Job Duties

  • Design, operate, and maintain in-house proprietary laser processes and systems from concept to full implementation.
  • Investigate and implement optimal laser systems and services that meet functional, safety, documentation, validation requirements, and industry standards.
  • Direct and perform development and validation activities on laser manufacturing equipment and processes.
  • Perform troubleshooting, root cause analysis, and maintenance on laser systems.
  • Implement, support, and monitor proper laser safety procedures.
  • Provide technical leadership and mentor equipment staff on laser system design and integration with manufacturing equipment.
  • Assist in creating and managing laser system specifications and schedules that best support company and department goals.
  • Interface with a multitude of technical and counterpart teams in the creation and sustaining of laser systems and production operations.
  • Establish and manage external resources (system integrators and vendors) in the planning and execution of laser process and equipment projects.
  • Remain up-to-date on industry trends and developments of laser system and technology.
  • Support quality and internal/external audits as required.
  • Support other laser-related operations and duties as required.


Required Skills and Experience

  • Minimum 8 years of laser services and design experience; medical device industry experience a plus
  • Expertise in laser system design and specification, operation, testing, and maintenance
  • Expertise in developing laser processes involving metals and plastics
  • Strong experience in DOE, problem solving, troubleshooting, and root cause analysis
  • Strong understanding of laser safety, including procedures for identifying and mitigating risks
  • Experience in planning and executing project deliverables on tight deadlines
  • Strong verbal and written communication and organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a strong customer service attitude
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally up to 10%

Required Education and Training

  • Minimum BS in Mechanical, Material Science, Welding Engineering, or related fields

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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