Intuitive Surgical Careers

Manufacturing Process Engineer

US-CA-Sunnyvale, California

Job Description

Job: Engineering
Primary Location: United States-California-US-CA-Sunnyvale
Schedule: Full-time
Requisition ID: 182706


Company Description:

Intuitive Surgical: What Matters

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:

The Manufacturing Process Engineer will participate in efforts to improve the efficiency of physical and transactional processes throughout the organization. In this position, the IE 2 will begin to take a leadership role in proposing and supporting change and advocating for continuous improvement, challenging existing processes and leveraging lean thinking to identify better ways. Individuals in this role should have a strong track record of continuous improvement and be interested in developing technical depth and their project and change leadership competencies.

Roles & Responsibilities:

• Support Manufacturing in the review and analysis of manufacturing procedures, make recommendations for manufacturing methods, and support projects that will result in improved manufacturing costs and/or enhanced quality.
• Run routine problem solving investigations including root cause analysis tools such as fishbone diagrams and 5 Why analysis.
• Perform duties in the areas of time standards, line balancing, and process simulation. Work may also include cost estimation, manpower planning, and productivity improvements.
• Cross functionally participate and execute on Industrial Engineering and continuous improvement projects for Manufacturing. May lead project of localized scope.
• Support the execution of improvements in manufacturing, utilizing data analysis and metrics to build a business case and then deliver on execution.

Skills, Experience, Education, & Training:

Base Requirements

• Bachelor’s Degree required in Industrial Engineering or related discipline, and 2 years minimum applicable work experience.
• Proficient general software and data analysis skills required (e.g. Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, R, etc.)
• Exposure to simulation software (e.g. Simul8, Arena, ProModel, etc.)
• Track record of owning and driving changes and working with Quality Systems essential.
• Demonstrated experience in implementing Lean Manufacturing principles and techniques.
• Ability to manage many projects concurrently and in a timely fashion.
• Minimal travel required (estimate 0-5%).

Preferred Requirements

• Working knowledge of the fundamentals of statistics and Six Sigma applications.
• Advanced analysis skillset (e.g. Tableau, VBA).
• Simulation modeling experience preferred.
• Experience working in medical device manufacturing and knowledge of industry regulations 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.