Intuitive Surgical Careers

Printed Circuit Assembly Manufacturing 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: 190113


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:

PCA Manufacturing Engineer owns manufacturing content for new PCA product introductions. Actively participate in product development teams that specify, build and test ISI PCA and electro-mechanical subassemblies. Candidate will leverage their technical experience and energy to develop and enhance ISI products improving efficacy, reliability, serviceability, manufacturability and cost.

Roles and Responsibilities:

• Lead and actively participate in projects, both individual and on cross-functional teams, focused on new PCA introduction and early reliability improvements
• Create and maintain PCA product structures from inception through transfer to Production
• Develop, release, and maintain PCA documentation related to design, assembly, and test
• Review circuit diagrams and printed circuit board layouts for manufacturability, test coverage, and higher level assembly capability and coordinate these aspects with PCB and PCA vendors
• Conduct and document DFT (Design for Test), DFM (Design for Manufacturing), and DFA (Design for Assembly) reviews with Engineering and Suppliers
• Provide documentation, procurement, PM/calibration definition, assembly &qualification of production fixtures (ICT, etc.)
• Monitor, document, and analyze PCA yield throughout pre-production builds to identify yield improvement opportunities
• Present early manufacturing data at formal Design Reviews prior to Production launch
• Provide training and support to Production Technicians
• Serve as primary interface with PCA vendors, contract manufacturers and internal personnel for PCA component and process quality issues and outsourcing initiatives
• Provide technical support, including failure analysis for discrepant production components and assemblies demonstrating ability to drive to root cause and corrective action
• Assist Quality and Procurement organizations with auditing and evaluation of potential suppliers for PCA components, Fabs, assemblies, and test services
• Document and support process validation efforts for PCA products

Skill/Job Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree in related field (i.e. EE, ME, CS)
• Experience as a PCA Manufacturing or PCA Design Engineer
• Strong knowledge of electronic components, PCB and PCA construction processes including panelization, material selection, RoHS, press-fit connectors, solderablity, manufacturing line thermal profiles, etc
• Experience with multi-layer, impedance controlled, high speed PCA designs in addition to Ridged-flex PCB designs
• Strong experience with bare and populated board testing (e.g. ICT with bed-of-nails, JTAG, electronic functional test, etc.)
• Strong technical skills in prototyping and troubleshooting from engineering documentation
• Skilled in using Agile PDM is highly desirable
• Experience with Valor or equivalent tool to create DFM reports
• Basic understanding of impedance measuring techniques using a TDR instrument
• Working knowledge of standard PCA inspection processes such as AOI and XOI (5DX)
• Familiar with IPC standards such as IPC 2220 and IPC 610 for PCBs and PCAs
• Demonstrated ability to represent the company to its partners, suppliers, and vendors
• Comfortable interacting with technicians, engineers, and management
• ISO9001 or experience in medical device manufacturing environment
• Demonstrated ability to successfully work on multiple projects at once
• Excellent communication and documentation skills

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.