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Manufacturing Engineer - Catheter

Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
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At Intuitive, we believe that minimally invasive care is life-enhancing care. Through ingenuity and intelligent technology, we expand the potential of physicians to heal without constraints. Our mission is our guiding force; our culture is the DNA that makes us unique.

As a pioneer in robotic-assisted surgery (RAS), we have been expanding our innovations through technology to help make a difference in the world. For 25 years, human ingenuity has guided our journey to help solve some of healthcare's complex challenges.

We believe a great idea can come from anywhere-inclusion and mutual respect are vital to our culture. We value character grounded in integrity, a strong capacity to learn, the energy to get things done, and diverse experiences to help us think in new ways. We actively invest in our team members to support their long-term growth so they can continue to advance our mission and strive to achieve their highest potential.

Join a team committed to taking big leaps forward for a global community of healthcare professionals and their patients.

Together, let's help to advance the world of minimally invasive care.

Primary Function of Position:

A Manufacturing Engineer builds and owns the manufacturing line for New Product Introductions (NPI) as well as supports improvements, modifications and further deployment of sustaining production lines of Catheter products. The position participates in product development teams that specify, build, test and challenge new product designs to improve efficacy, reliability, serviceability, manufacturability and cost. This position requires high technical competence along with being a team player, self-starter, and possessing a can-do attitude.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Design, document, assemble, qualify and introduce production assembly/test/inspection fixtures and equipment.
  • Takes ownership of new products during pilot production phase through successful and sustained project launch. This includes driving new product introduction schedules, resolving manufacturability issues, and driving improvements for cost and efficiency.
  • Provides product and process DFM (Design for Manufacturing) input to Product Development Engineering to enhance manufacturability and product cost.
  • Creates an efficient manufacturing assembly line, specifying and/or refining BOMs, workflow processes and detailed MPI work instructions.
  • Uses the Agile ACCS creating and modifying BOM's, Travelers, EFTs and MPIs including ECO/NCO/MCO writing, reviewing and implementation.
  • Designs and creates production equipment, fixtures and tests as needed to build the production line either internally or as needed at suppliers.
  • Provides training and support to production technicians.
  • Responsible for maintaining compliance with medical device quality system requirements including corrective/preventive action closure, discrepant material dispositions (VR's PL's and EE's).
  • Provides technical support analyzing and/or performing failure analysis for discrepant production components, assemblies and field returns.
  • Leads/participates in continuous improvement initiatives focused on material cost reduction, capacity enhancement, and streamlining of supply chain.
  • Must possess strong communication skills to interface with technicians, product development, planning, purchasing, regulatory, inspection, clinical marketing organizations, and suppliers.
  • Mentors and sets project tasks for Mfg Engineers on their specific project team and on other teams as needed to further company expertise & effectiveness.
  • Building the manufacturing line could either be internal to ISI or external at a supplier.
  • Supports, maintains, improves modifies and further develops the manufacturing line as needed for sustaining production.

Skills, Experience, Education, & Training:
  • Minimum 4 yr. degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.
  • Minimum 4+ years experience as design or manufacturing engineer supporting product with significant mechanical content.(MSME with 2 years also considered).
  • Demonstrated understanding of manufacturing processes including injection molding, machining, stamping and Process Engineering capability.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of mechanical assembly, testing, and inspection processes and Lean principles.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of catheter manufacturing processes (braiding, laminating, joining)
  • Solid modeling/CAD experience (SolidWorks preferred).
  • Strong problem solving ability, including demonstrated ability to effectively design, execute, report on, and draw conclusions from experiments.
  • Excellent communication, organization, follow-up and documentation skills.
  • Comfortable interacting with technicians, engineers, and management all on a regular basis.
  • Strong technical skills in prototyping, tooling development and troubleshooting.
  • ISO9001 or experience in medical device manufacturing environment.
  • Specific supplier manufacturing knowhow depends on the specific area assigned

Due to the nature of our business and the role, please note that Intuitive and/or your customer(s) may require that you show current proof of vaccination against certain diseases including COVID-19. Details can vary by role.

Intuitive is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees, and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type, without regard to race, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, genetic information or any other status protected under federal, state, or local applicable laws.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in accordance with fair chance laws.

Shift : Shift 1 - Day

Travel : Yes, 10 % of the Time

Posted: 2021-10-08 Expires: 2021-11-06
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