Intuitive Surgical Careers
Manufacturing Engineer - Laser Services
Primary Location: United States-California-US-CA-Sunnyvale
Requisition ID: 180534
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Primary Function of Position:
Creatively apply your technical manufacturing and mechanical design expertise to a dynamic role developing novel laser processes and equipment to produce pioneering instruments for minimally invasive robotic surgery. As a key member of the Automation Equipment & Test (AET) organization, you will advance innovative product concepts from the design screen to full-scale manufacturing. The ideal candidate will collaborate across the organization to refine designs for manufacturability, develop new manufacturing processes/equipment, and establish long-term sustainability.
Roles and Responsibilities:
• Work directly with internal teams and suppliers to develop Laser Process Kits (LPK’s) and Automated Equipment for Laser Welding, Cutting and Marking of metals and plastics.• Interface with ISI’s Design and NPI teams to establish Design for Manufacturability (DFM) product requirements, performance goals and process capability to Sustain.• Specify, develop and characterize Laser Process Kit (LPK) contents:
o Part Design requirementso Universal Laser Systems, product specific Laser Process Recipes & Workholdingo Work Instructions (WI’s), Manufacturing Process Instructions (MPI’s)o Metrology/Test Methods, Validation Packages and Protocols (DQ,IQ,OQ,PQ)o Whitepapers (”Theory of Operations”, Process Characterization, Limit Testing, etc)
• Provide training for engineering and manufacturing personnel on innovative Laser Process technology, metrology, calibration/service, predictive maintenance and safety.• Improve the quality, reliability, and cost of existing equipment and processes.
• BSME Required – MSME a plus• 5+ years of manufacturing experience• Fundamental laser process knowledge (weld, cut, mark) & metrology desired• AGILE, SAP and MKS experience desired• Mechanical design expertise (SolidWorks CAD skills desired)• Cognex vision system programming a plus• CNC Multi-Axis Programming, PLC ladder logic and HMI programming a plus• Understanding of Statistical Process Control and its application• Ability to travel to suppliers on an as needed basis• “Hands on” individual capable of operating in a fast paced environment