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Staff Mechanical Engineer

  • Sunnyvale, CA, United States
  • Not Remote
  • Engineering
  • JOB8381

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 Mechanical Engineer is responsible for developing, documenting, and validating new product designs, as well as improving existing designs to meet the needs of our customers

Essential Job Duties

  • Create new product architectures for next generation instruments
  • Conceptualize and examine complex electro mechanical assemblies, create theoretical models, conducts empirical confirmation & performs computer assisted simulations
  • Design and Develop mechanical parts and assemblies, with careful consideration for mechanical design, kinematics, materials (plastics & metals) and stress analysis
  • Create product functional and design specifications. Performs DFMEA on parts that are designed
  • Working collaboratively within multi-disciplinary teams to define requirements for new and current designs
  • Develop automated scripts to test new designs, fluent in use of tools such as Matlab, Anysys
  • Study and test product designs
  • Identify and research new vendors/processes to manufacture components
  • Assist in initial design of fixtures and processes to assemble components
  • Create  new product assembly instructions
  • Develop and perform component verification testing and product validation testing
  • Support production of final product by troubleshooting process and component problems
  • Provide engineering support to Manufacturing, Materials, Test Engineering, and Service to facilitate transfer of designs.
  • Develop Design History Files per FDA requirements, understands FDA product design DOP
  • Document, prepare and review patent submissions
  • Review regulatory submissions
  • Assess field reliability data and improve existing product designs as necessary
  • Shepherd projects through the design control process (design specification, design review, risk analysis, etc.), and support New Product Introduction personnel in initial builds (procurement, assembly, troubleshooting)

Qualifications

Required Skills and Experience

  • BSME with 15 years’ experience, MSME with 12 years’ experience or PHD with 10 years’ experience (preferred)
  • Systematic aptitude with an emphasis on theoretical fundamentals
  • High Proficiency using software like 3D CAD to design mechanisms; SolidWorks preferred (3D design & surfacing), Matlab, Finite Element Analysis (such as Ansys/ Pro Mechanica)
  • Programming in Matlab to interface with electro-mechanical assemblies and perform data analysis
  • Project Management experience a plus
  • Machining & high volume injection molding experience a plus
  • Comfortable in examining electrical assemblies and sensors
  • Comfortable with all phases of the product development lifecycle including design, implementation, debugging, verification, qualification, and transfer
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills
  • Comfortable operating machine shop equipment
  • Proven understanding of component selection criteria, and design for reliability and manufacturability
  • Prefer medical device experience
  • Process development and assembly instructions

Required Education and Training

  • Minimum BSME with 15 years’ experience, MSME with 12 years’ experience or PHD with 10 years’ experience (preferred)

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Highly proficient in mechanical design (design of components, mechanism, gears)
  • High Proficiency using software like 3D CAD to design mechanisms; SolidWorks preferred (3D design & surfacing), Matlab, Finite Element Analysis (such as Ansys/ Pro Mechanica)
  • Programming in Matlab to interface with electro-mechanical assemblies and perform data analysis
  • Machining & high volume injection molding experience a plus
  • Comfortable in analyzing electrical assemblies and sensors
  • Exceptional aptitude for experimental design, testing, and data analysis; experience with design of experiments (DoEs) and statistical review is a plus
  • Project Management experience 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: $172,200 USD - $247,800 USD
Base Salary Range Region 2: $146,400 USD - $210,600 USD
Shift: Day
Travel: None
Workplace Type: Onsite - This job is fully onsite.

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