Intuitive Surgical Careers

Senior Manufacturing Engineer - Core Instruments

US-CA-Sunnyvale, California
Manufacturing & Operations


Job Description

Job: Manufacturing & Operations
Primary Location: United States-California-US-CA-Sunnyvale
Schedule: Full-time
Requisition ID: 190094

Description

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, equipment design and project management skills to a dynamic manufacturing engineering team creating precision instruments for minimally invasive robotic surgery. The role requires active participation in sustaining manufacturing engineering organization in order to refine electro-mechanical components, assemblies, process documentation, tooling and test methods to improve efficacy, reliability, manufacturability and cost for surgical robotic instruments.

Roles and Responsibilities:

• Create, maintain and improve “mid-volume” manufacturing assembly lines, specifying and/or refining BOMs, workflow processes, manufacturing plan and detailed work instructions.
• Design, document, procure, qualify, implement, and improve fixtures, tools and equipment.
• Analyze instrument-manufacturing line from a risk perspective (PFMEA) to incorporate and validate critical tests used in manufacturing.
• Responsible for the validation and qualification of manufacturing equipment and processes leveraging standard qualification approaches (IQ/OQ/DQ/PQ).
• Provide production line support for day-to-day engineering issues on core instrument lines
• 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 DFx (Manufacturing, Assembly) input to enhance manufacturability of core instruments.
• 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.
Qualifications

Skill/Job Requirements:

• BS / MS degree in Engineering discipline or equivalent work experience.
• Minimum 5 years’ experience as design or manufacturing engineer supporting product with significant mechanical / electromechanical content.
• Must possess strong communication skills to interface with technicians, product development, planning, purchasing, regulatory, inspection, customer support and clinical marketing teams.
• Prior responsibility for process, equipment or product validation/verification.
• Prior experience designing automated equipment, complex mechanism manufacturing is a plus
• CAD experience (preferred Solidworks).
• Experience in an ISO 13485, ISO 9001, or medical device manufacturing environment a plus
• Able to travel periodically to suppliers or Intuitive Mexicali plant



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