Intuitive Surgical Careers

Senior New Product Introduction Manufacturing Engineer

US-CA-Sunnyvale, California
Manufacturing & Operations

Job Description

Job: Manufacturing & Operations
Primary Location: United States-California-US-CA-Sunnyvale
Schedule: Full-time
Requisition ID: 182754


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:

Contribute your technical manufacturing and project management skills to a dynamic development team creating precision instruments for minimally invasive robotic surgery. The role requires active participation in new product development teams that create and refine electro-mechanical components, assemblies, process documentation, tooling and test methods while challenging new product designs to improve efficacy, reliability, manufacturability and cost for robotic surgical instruments.

Roles and Responsibilities:

• Create, maintain and improve pilot “mid-volume” manufacturing assembly line, specifying and/or refining BOMs, work flow processes, and detailed work instructions.
• Specify, document, procure, qualify, implement, and improve fixtures, hand tools and equipment.
• Determine, incorporate and validate critical tests used in manufacturing.
• Validate manufacturing processes and providing production support through successful and sustained project launch.
• Identify and implement continuous improvement projects with respect to first pass yield, cycle time reduction, product reliability, capacity enhancement and cost reduction.
• Provide product and process DFx (Manufacturing, Assembly) input to enhance manufacturability of new products.
• Takes responsibility for maintaining compliance with medical device quality system including corrective action closure, discrepant material dispositions and ECO implementation.
• Provides technical support analyzing and /or performing failure analysis for discrepant production components, assemblies and field returns.

Skill/Job Requirements:

• BS degree in Engineering discipline.
• Minimum 8 years’ experience as design or manufacturing engineer supporting product with significant mechanical / electromechanical content.
• Must possess strong communication skills to interface with technicians, product development, planning, purchasing, regulatory, inspection, customer support and clinical marketing teams.
• Prior responsibility for process, equipment or product validation/verification. Single use disposable knowledge is a plus
• Prior experience designing automated equipment, complex mechanism manufacturing is a plus
• New product introduction/development desirable. Robotics knowledge a plus.
• Experience in JIT, Demand Flow Technology, and Lean Manufacturing techniques will be a plus.
• CAD experience (preferred Solidworks / ProE).
• Able to travel periodically to suppliers or Intuitive Mexicali plant

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.