Intuitive Surgical Careers

Engineering Superintendent

Baja California, Mexico
Manufacturing & Operations

Job Description

Job: Manufacturing & Operations
Primary Location: Mexico-Baja California
Schedule: Full-time
Requisition ID: 182332


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:
Manufacturing Engineering Supervisor is responsible for coordinating the tasks and activities for direct reporting engineers and evaluating results. Coordinating the support to production released assembly lines for instruments and accessories. Plan and deliver improvements in reliability, cost, manufacturability and serviceability. Contribute with his/her technical and analytical skills in the areas of engineering, manufacturing. Lead and schedule production line transfers.
Roles and Responsibilities:
This position has responsibility and authority for:
  • Lead and participate in initiatives focused on yield improvement, material cost reduction.
  • Create budget estimates for Equipment, Fixtures and Tools, prototype designs and first article activities.
  • Ensure manufacturing assembly line reliability and layout improvements, including proper line balance.
  • Revision and approval of manufacturing and engineering documentation, including:
  • Engineering Change Orders (ECO's, BCO's, NCO's, MCO's, etc.)
  • Work instructions (MPI's, IVI's, Acceptance criteria, etc.)
  • Operating procedures (SO P's, DOP's, etc.)
  • Among others.
  • Take responsibility for developing and maintaining compliance with the quality system.
  • Review and assign priorities to engineers when production line support is required.
  • Document (investigate, address root cause, and report) any variances, or concerns on all aspects of the manufacturing process through current notification processes (VR's, NCR's, PL's, etc.)
  • Evaluate and select suppliers for mechanical parts. Help resolve supplier quality issues.
  • Lead the implementation of assembly lines or product transfers into our facilities, including planning, validation/verification and final implementation.
  • Performs other duties as required.
Travel: Position may require 5-10% travel, primarily within The United States.

  • Skill/Job Requirements:
    Competency Requirements: (Competency is based on: education, training, skills and experience.) In order to adequately perform the responsibilities of this position the individual must:
  • Required:
  • Be of high character and energy with regard for detail.
  • Demonstrate strong leadership skills to coordinate and coach reporting engineers.
  • Demonstrate Process Engineering ability.
  • Demonstrate ability in failure analysis and continuous improvement.
  • BS degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.
  • Minimum 5 years mechanical or manufacturing engineering experience with Mid/high volume complex mechanism manufacturing.
  • Minimum 2 years in an engineering leading role.
  • Able to read and understand mechanical and electrical drawings.
  • Possess strong communication skills to interact with suppliers, other departments within the company (product development, planning, purchasing, regulatory, quality, etc.)
  • MS in an engineering discipline.
  • Prior experience working in an FDA/ISO regulated environment.
  • Experienced in ISO 13485 or medical device manufacturing environment.
  • Prior responsibility for process, equipment or product validation/verification.
  • Prior experience with automated equipment, complex mechanism manufacturing, or robotics.
  • Machine tool experiences a plus.
  • Experience with ASME Yl4.5 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance.
  • Experience in Just-In-Time, Demand Flow Technology, and Lean Manufacturing techniques.
    Language Requirements:
    English Level (+80%)