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Sr Mechanical Design Engineer

  • Sunnyvale, CA, United States
  • Not Remote
  • Engineering
  • REF13775W

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.
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Job Description

Primary Function of Position:

The Ion™ endoluminal system is Intuitive's robotic platform for minimally invasive biopsy in the peripheral lung, with an initial goal of improving the early diagnosis of lung cancer.

Our Product Engineering (PE) team focuses on maintaining and improving the current product.

The Sr. Mechanical Engineer will be working with multi-disciplinary teams and guides cross-functional teams to maintain and improve the design, production, and service of the Ion™ System. The ideal candidate will thrive in a high-energy, focused, small-team environment and be comfortable handling multiple priorities.

This role is an exciting opportunity to join a rapidly growing new business within Intuitive and contribute meaningfully to its future growth.

Essential Job Duties:

In this role, you must utilize creativity and sound engineering judgment in the design of medical capital equipment, collaborating within highly cross-functional teams to ensure our products provide value to patients and customers. You will be expected to use design and critical skills to conceptualize, develop, and productize mechanical designs. Making sound judgments when faced with the time constraints and ambiguous or incomplete information is essential.

  • Drive cross-functional teams with ownership to maintain and improve the design, production, and service of the Ion™ System. 
  • Investigation and determination of root cause of complex problems with electro-mechanical components, manufacturing process and system performance, latent and emerging design, manufacturing or material defects.
  • Develop, design, test, document, and implement solutions to the root causes identified for improve performance and reliability. Perform the development, documentation, verification and implementation of these solutions.
  • Provide advice, mentoring, coaching and guidance to advance the technical and business expertise of colleagues.

Qualifications

Required Skills and Experience

  • Minimum 12 years of experience designing and manufacturing electromechanical products, or relevant graduate education.
  • Technical expertise with mechanism design with a preferrable focus on robotics and/or medical products.
    • Mechanical analysis, including statics, dynamics, kinematics, stress, fatigue, thermal, and reliability.
    • Proficiency at failure analysis.
    • Design, review and document components, structures, and mechanical assemblies in SolidWorks or similar CAD software.
    • Release designs following good documentation methods and configuration control methods.
    • Experience designing for volume manufacturing processes such as metal casting, plastic injection molding, sheet metal stamping, compression molding, thermoforming, etc.
  • Self-driven with the ability to excel in a high-energy, small, focused team environment and maintain a sound sense of shared responsibility and shared reward. Contributes to a positive and fun work environment.
  • Capacity to lead multiple complex projects in parallel. Prioritizes activities across projects, ensuring high quality and delivery of the projects.
  • Comfortable with all phases of the product development lifecycle including design, implementation, debug, verification, qualification, and transfer.

Required Education and Training

Minimum BS or higher in Mechanical Engineering, Robotics or equivalent

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Curiosity and excitement to learn new subjects and get to the bottom of tough technical problems.
  • Proven ability to run teams, manage stakeholders, and mentor other engineers.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written, oral) across all levels and organizations.
  • Experience in a regulated environment (FDA, Military, FAA or equivalent). Comfortable with execution of design verification/validation test protocols, assessing risk (FMEA), providing inputs to regulatory agency approval including UL, CE and FDA is a plus.

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.

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.

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: $143,500 USD - $206,500 USD
Base Salary Range Region 2: $122,000 USD - $175,600 USD
Shift: Day
Travel: 10% 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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