Intuitive Surgical Careers
Manufacturing Process Engineer
Primary Location: United States-California-US-CA-Sunnyvale
Requisition ID: 182706
Intuitive Surgical: What MattersJoining 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 Manufacturing Process Engineer will participate in efforts to improve the efficiency of physical and transactional processes throughout the organization. In this position, the IE 2 will begin to take a leadership role in proposing and supporting change and advocating for continuous improvement, challenging existing processes and leveraging lean thinking to identify better ways. Individuals in this role should have a strong track record of continuous improvement and be interested in developing technical depth and their project and change leadership competencies.
Roles & Responsibilities:
Qualifications• Support Manufacturing in the review and analysis of manufacturing procedures, make recommendations for manufacturing methods, and support projects that will result in improved manufacturing costs and/or enhanced quality.• Run routine problem solving investigations including root cause analysis tools such as fishbone diagrams and 5 Why analysis.• Perform duties in the areas of time standards, line balancing, and process simulation. Work may also include cost estimation, manpower planning, and productivity improvements.• Cross functionally participate and execute on Industrial Engineering and continuous improvement projects for Manufacturing. May lead project of localized scope.• Support the execution of improvements in manufacturing, utilizing data analysis and metrics to build a business case and then deliver on execution.
Skills, Experience, Education, & Training:
• Bachelor’s Degree required in Industrial Engineering or related discipline, and 2 years minimum applicable work experience.• Proficient general software and data analysis skills required (e.g. Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, R, etc.)• Exposure to simulation software (e.g. Simul8, Arena, ProModel, etc.)• Track record of owning and driving changes and working with Quality Systems essential.• Demonstrated experience in implementing Lean Manufacturing principles and techniques.• Ability to manage many projects concurrently and in a timely fashion.• Minimal travel required (estimate 0-5%).
• Working knowledge of the fundamentals of statistics and Six Sigma applications.• Advanced analysis skillset (e.g. Tableau, VBA).• Simulation modeling experience preferred.• Experience working in medical device manufacturing and knowledge of industry regulations preferred.
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.