Intuitive Surgical Careers

Senior Mechanical Engineer-Equipment

US-CA-Sunnyvale, California

Job Description

Job: Engineering
Primary Location: United States-California-US-CA-Sunnyvale
Schedule: Full-time
Requisition ID: 181812


Company Description:

Intuitive Surgical: What Matters

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 developing custom automated 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:

• Determine the optimal methods and equipment architecture to perform critical manufacturing operations.
• Design and build any 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.
• Qualify manufacturing equipment to ensure the fulfillment of all requirements.
• 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.


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 15 years’ experience designing and developing automated manufacturing equipment.
• 3D CAD proficiency, SolidWorks preferred.
• Experience managing the development of complex integrated equipment.
• Proven ability to integrate electronic sensors, motors, and motion control components to perform mechatronic tasks.
• 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.