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Senior NPI Manufacturing Engineer

Job Description

Job: Manufacturing & Operations
Primary Location: United States-California-Sunnyvale-US-CA-Sunnyvale
Schedule: Full-time
Requisition ID: 201049


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 successful candidate:
  • Contributes to the successful support and advancement of high-volume manufacturing for stapler products.
  • This position will focus on meeting manufacturing operations and product safety, reliability, and performance goals.
  • Individuals in this role must demonstrate excellent knowledge of lean manufacturing, process development and the ability to work with a team to develop state of the art manufacturing lines.

Roles and Responsibilities:


Specific responsibilities for this Manufacturing Engineer position include:

  • Provide technical support and failure analysis, for discrepant production components and assemblies.
  • Develop, maintain, and improve manufacturing processes using pFMEA as a guide.
  • Provide leadership and mentorship to team members as needed.
  • Design, build, document and/or specify manufacturing assembly fixtures.
  • Establish and perform IQ/OQ/PQ on equipment and fixtures. As well as execute validations on Manufacturing lines (PPQ).
  • Support Design Verification and Validation (V&V) activities.
  • Contribute to iterative component designs for reliability improvements and cost reductions.
  • Assist supplier quality engineers with material procurement issues.
  • Support quality system compliance including, discrepant material dispositions, ECO implementation, and nonconforming evaluations.


  • BS in engineering (ME or IE disciplines) required, MS preferred.
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in product development or manufacturing environments.
  • High mechanical aptitude with a strong background in statistics is a must.
  • Experience in mid/high volume manufacturing of complex mechanisms (automation and vision system experience a plus).
  • Experience with creating Manufacturing Process Instructions, Procedure writing, and BOM development.
  • Ability to lead cross functional teams and give clear and concise presentations.
  • CAD experience preferred (Soidworks).
  • Use of Agile or similar lifecycle management system tool.
  • Experienced in ISO 13485 medical device manufacturing environment.
  • Sterilized medical device experience a plus.

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.