Intuitive Surgical Careers

Senior Systems & Robotics 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: 182088


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:

Design and construct pioneering manufacturing equipment used to produce minimally invasive medical devices. This manufacturing equipment will range in complexity from custom manual fixtures to automated electromechanical systems, integrating functions such as electronic sensing, motion control, and machine vision. This position will play a critical role in developing cutting edge manufacturing capabilities to enable the future of minimally invasive surgery.
The ideal candidate will have experience specifying and or developing custom automated equipment from design to sustained production use, will have demonstrated proficiency in mechanical design and the integration of electromechanical components and robotics, and will thrive working independently on complex projects.

Roles & Responsibilities:

• Conceive, design, document, procure and build manufacturing equipment, which is deemed proprietary to Intuitive Surgical company
• Specify the requirements for, and manage the creation of, other manufacturing equipment which can be designed and fabricated by third parties. Jointly develop custom tooling based on ISI’s product form factor.
• Create drawings and documentation for ordering and building automation equipment to be used in the manufacturing of company products
• Qualify manufacturing equipment to ensure the fulfillment of all requirements. Ability to create and execute quality documentation for internally and externally designed production equipment.
• Determine troubleshooting, maintenance, and calibration procedures for each piece of equipment and train relevant personnel to perform them.
• Perform engineering studies to characterize equipment process windows
• Thoroughly document all aspects of the equipment, including its requirements, design, operation, and qualification in compliance with Good Manufacturing Processes (GMP).
• Improve product quality and reliability using Six Sigma, Cpk, Gauge R&R, and similar quality tools.
• Provide equipment-related technical support to on-going production operations.
• Support product cost reductions derived from equipment and tooling used in manufacturing.
• Travel to production plant in Mexico to ensure technology transfer to personnel. Occasionally travel domestically and internationally to equipment and material suppliers.
• Have familiarity of automation control systems including, robotics (Fanuc and Denso preferred), pneumatics and PLC (Allen Bradley preferred) related hardware.


Skill/Job Requirements:

• BSME or similar, advanced degree preferred.
• Great attitude, eager, willing/able to take initiative, works well with others in team environment.
• Minimum 5 years’ experience designing and developing automated manufacturing equipment.
• 3D CAD proficiency, SolidWorks preferred.
• Experience managing the development of complex integrated equipment both internally and with vendors.
• Proven ability to integrate electronic sensors, motors, and motion control components to perform mechatronic tasks.
• Track record developing high quality, reliable products.
• Familiarity with regulated Quality Systems, esp. medical device regulations, a plus.
• Able to travel periodically (5-10%).
• Working knowledge of robotics and control systems
• Working knowledge of vision system software and design, Cognex preferred

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.