Intuitive Surgical Careers

RMA Line Engineer

US-MS-Southaven, Mississippi
Manufacturing & Operations

Job Description

Job: Manufacturing & Operations
Primary Location: United States-Mississippi-US-MS-Southaven
Schedule: Full-time
Requisition ID: 190376


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:

Line Engineer is responsible for supporting production released robotic systems. Deliver improvements in reliability, serviceability, manufacturability, capacity, and cost. Provide mechanical support for cross-functional team including electrical and software disciplines.

Roles and Responsibilities:

• Provides product and process Design for Manufacturability input to enhance manufacturability and servicing.
• Takes ownership of products from production phase through end-of-life.
• Assists in creation and maintenance of efficient “mid-volume” manufacturing assembly line, specifying and/or refining BOMs, work flow processes and detailed work instructions.
• Provides training and support to repair technicians.
• Design, qualify, document and introduce production and service assembly/test fixtures and equipment.
• 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.
• Leads/participates in initiative focused on yield improvement, material cost reduction, capacity enhancement, and outsourcing of assemblies.
• Must possess strong communication skills to interface with technicians, product development, planning, purchasing, regulatory, inspection, customer support and clinical marketing organizations.
• Performs other duties as required.
• Travel: Position may require 5-10% travel, primarily within U.S.

Skill/Job Requirements: 


• Candidate must be of high character and energy with regard for detail.
• Demonstrated Electro-mechanical and/or Process Engineering ability.
• Demonstrated ability in failure analysis and continuous improvement.
• BS degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.
• 3-5 years relevant work experience.
• Solid modeling experience (ProE, SolidWorks, or similar).


• MS degree in an Engineering discipline.
• 5-7 years experience as design or manufacturing engineer supporting product with significant mechanical content.
• Prior experience with various sensor applications and technologies, including reliability and performance assessment.
• Prior experience working in an FDA/ISO regulated environment.
• Demonstrated ability to effectively design experiments.
• Prior team leadership demands.
• Prior supplier quality responsibility.
• Prior responsibility for process, equipment or product validation/verification.
• Prior experience applying automated equipment, complex mechanism manufacturing, or robotics.
• Machine tool experiences a plus.
• Experience with ASME Y14.5 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance.
• Experience in Just-In-Time, Demand Flow Technology, and Lean Manufacturing techniques.

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.