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Sr NPI Manufacturing Engineer

Job Description

Job: Manufacturing & Operations
Primary Location: United States-California-Sunnyvale-US-CA-Sunnyvale
Schedule: Full-time
Requisition ID: 200667


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.


Skill/Job Requirements:
  • BS / MS degree in Engineering discipline or equivalent work experience.
  • 5-7 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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