Intuitive Surgical Careers

Mechanical Engineer

Sunnyvale, California

Job Description

Job: Engineering
Primary Location: United States-California-Santa Clara County-Sunnyvale
Schedule: Full-time


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:

Design and construct pioneering manufacturing equipment used to produce minimally invasive medical devices. This manufacturing equipment will range in complexity from custom manual fixtures to automated electromechanical systems, integrating functions such as electronic sensing, motion control, and machine vision. This position will play a critical role in developing cutting edge manufacturing capabilities to enable the future of minimally invasive surgery.
The ideal candidate will have experience specifying and or developing automated packaging equipment from design to sustained production use, will have demonstrated proficiency in mechanical design and the integration of electromechanical components, and will thrive working independently on complex projects.

Roles & Responsibilities:

• Design and build manufacturing equipment, which is deemed too proprietary to develop out of house.
• Specify the requirements for, and manage the creation of, other manufacturing equipment which can be designed and fabricated by third parties. Jointly develop custom tooling based on ISI’s product form factor.
• Qualify manufacturing equipment to ensure the fulfillment of all requirements. Ability to create and execute quality documentation for internally and externally designed production equipment.
• Perform engineering studies to characterize equipment process windows.
• Determine troubleshooting, maintenance, and calibration procedures for each piece of equipment and train relevant personnel to perform them.
• Thoroughly document all aspects of the equipment, including its requirements, design, operation, and qualification in compliance with Good Manufacturing Processes (GMP).
• Improve product quality and reliability using Six Sigma, Cpk, Gauge R&R, and similar quality tools.
• Provide equipment-related technical support to on-going production operations.
• Advocate techniques for World Class equipment & tooling design for manufacturing, assembly and product test.
• Support product cost reductions derived from equipment and tooling used in manufacturing.
• Travel to production plant in Mexico to ensure technology transfer to Mexicali personnel. Occasionally travel domestically and internationally to equipment and material suppliers.
• Have familiarity of automation control systems including, robotics, pneumatics and PLC related hardware.

Skill/Job Requirements:

• BSME or similar, advanced degree preferred.
• Great attitude, eager, willing/able to take initiative, works well with others in team environment.
• Minimum 5 years’ experience designing and developing automated manufacturing equipment.
• 3D CAD proficiency, SolidWorks preferred.
• Experience managing the development of complex integrated equipment.
• Strong analytical skills including FMEA, tolerance analysis, and statistical methods.
• Track record developing high quality, reliable products.
• Familiarity with regulated Quality Systems, esp. medical device regulations, a plus.
• Able to travel periodically (5-10%).

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.