Intuitive Surgical Careers

Material Handler 3

US-CA-Sunnyvale, California
Manufacturing & Operations

Job Description

Job: Manufacturing & Operations
Primary Location: United States-California-US-CA-Sunnyvale
Schedule: Full-time
Requisition ID: 180773


Company Description:

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Primary Function of Position:

The Material Handler 3 is an advanced position requiring significant experience in warehousing operations, exceptional technical skills (equipment operation, counting, space utilization, handling efficiency), in-depth knowledge of ISI’s inventory management systems and software (Agile, SAP, WMS).

The Material Handler 3 is responsible for material-handling duties in support of Production operations, both Sustaining and NPI, and other internal customers. To be eligible, a Material Handler must be capable of completing the Roles and Responsibilities.

Primary Roles and Responsibilities:

This position will fulfill the following roles:
  • Receiving: Receiving materials, physically and systemically, to be used in production operations and engineering projects.
  • Parts Put-away: Physically and systemically moving approved Production materials from IQC staging areas into SMKT storage locations. (Totes and Bulk)
  • Supermarket (SMKT)
    • Parts Replenishment: Point-of-use parts replenishment for designated production lines.
    •  MT: Fulfilling and transacting MT requests, received either electronically or via hard copy.
    • Sales Order Fulfillment: Fulfilling and transacting Sales Orders and Service Transfer Orders.
  • SPP Kitting: Production parts replenishment via SPP kitting.
  • Pack Out: Packing System carts, FRUs and kits.
  • Responsible for complying with general Good Warehouse Practices (GWP) and Warehouse housekeeping processes.
  • Communicating verbally and via email the status of material movements and transactions to appropriate internal customers.
  • Actively participate in the Continuous Improvement program, including the creation and implementation of small scale improvements.
  • Proficient at performing systemic transactions in both SAP and ISI’s Warehouse Management System (WMS).
  • Able to effectively apply knowledge of material flow and basic warehousing principles to Material Handling assignments (FIFO, consolidation, lean principles).
  • Be proficient in the role of deputized trainer. At the direction of the Supervisor, train new personnel or cross-train existing personnel, including all required documentation, record keeping and reporting.

Skill/Job Requirements:

Competency Requirements: (competency is based on: education, training, skills and experience.)

  • Possess high school degree or GED.
  • Minimum 3-years of experience in Material Handling operations preferred.
  • Medical device experience preferred.
  • Experience and/or certification in operating material-handling equipment preferred.
  • Ability to lift material up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to adhere to attendance, safety, quality, and performance guidelines.
  • Inventory control experience (cycle counting, physical inventories) preferred.
  • Experience training/mentoring other material handlers.
  • Extensive walking and repetitive physical motion (squatting, bending, lifting, climbing ladders) is required.
  • Proficient in Agile and/or SAP.
  • Experience with other computer systems (MS Office) preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.


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