Intuitive Surgical Careers

Future Opportunity – Sr. Manufacturing Process Engineer

US-CA-Sunnyvale, California
Manufacturing & Operations

Job Description

Job: Manufacturing & Operations
Primary Location: United States-California-US-CA-Sunnyvale
Schedule: Full-time
Requisition ID: 180489


Company Description:

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Joining Intuitive Surgical means joining a team dedicated to using technology to benefit patients by improving surgical efficacy and decreasing surgical invasiveness, with patient safety as our highest priority.

Primary Function of Position:

Contribute your technical manufacturing and project management skills to a dynamic development team creating precision instruments for minimally invasive robotic surgery. The role requires active participation in new product development teams that create and refine electro-mechanical components, assemblies, process documentation, tooling and test methods while challenging new product designs to improve efficacy, reliability, manufacturability and cost for robotic surgical instruments.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Support, maintain and improve pilot “mid-volume” manufacturing assembly line, specifying and/or refining BOMs, work flow processes, and detailed work instructions.
    • Specify, document, procure, qualify, implement, and improve fixtures, hand tools and equipment.
    • Workplace and flow process development.
    • Determine and incorporate critical feature inspection and test checkpoints into process.
    • Validate manufacturing processes and providing production support through successful and sustained project launch.
  • Identify and implement continuous improvement projects with respect to first pass yield, cycle time reduction, product reliability, capacity enhancement and cost reduction.
  • Provide product and process Design for Manufacturability input to enhance manufacturability.
  • Must possess strong communication skills to interface with technicians, product development, planning, purchasing, regulatory, inspection, customer support and clinical marketing organizations.
  • Takes responsibility for maintaining compliance with medical device quality system including corrective action closure, discrepant material dispositions and ECO implementation.
  • Provides technical support analyzing and /or performing failure analysis for discrepant production components, assemblies and field returns.

Skill/Job Requirements:

  • Candidate must be of high character and energy with regard for detail.
  • Demonstrated Electro-mechanical and/or Process Engineering ability.
  • Demonstrated ability in failure analysis and continuous improvement.
  • BS degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.
  • MS degree in an Engineering discipline.
  • 5-7 years experience as design or manufacturing engineer supporting product with significant mechanical content.
  • Lean Six Sigma highly preferred.
  • Prior experience working in an FDA/ISO regulated environment.
  • New product introduction/development desirable. Robotics knowledge a plus.
  • Prior responsibility for process, equipment or product validation/verification.
  • Prior experience applying automated equipment, complex mechanism manufacturing, or robotics.
  • Machine tool experiences a plus.
  • Experience in Just-In-Time, Demand Flow Technology, and Lean Manufacturing techniques will be a plus.
  • CAD experience preferred (Solidworks, ProE).
  • Able to travel periodically to suppliers or Intuitive Mexicali plant

We are an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disabled employer.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in accordance with fair chance laws.