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Mechanical Design Engineer

Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
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Job: Engineering
Primary Location: United States-California-US-CA-Sunnyvale
Schedule: Full-time
Requisition ID: 193423


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:

Intuitive Surgical designs and manufactures highly complex mechanical systems for use in surgery. The Mechanical Engineer is responsible for developing, documenting, and validating new product designs, as well as improving existing designs to meet the needs of our customers.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Design and Develop mechanical parts and assemblies, with careful consideration for mechanical design, kinematics, materials (plastics & metals) and stress analysis
  • Create product functional and design specifications
  • Working collaboratively within multi-disciplinary teams to define requirements for new and current designs
  • Create product architectures
  • Develop automated scripts to test new designs
  • Analyze and test product designs
  • Identify and research new vendors/processes to manufacture components
  • Assist in initial design of fixtures and processes to assemble components
  • Create product assembly instructions
  • Develop and perform component verification testing and product validation testing
  • Support production of final product by troubleshooting process and component problems
  • Provide engineering support to Manufacturing, Materials, Test Engineering, and Service to facilitate transfer of designs.
  • Develop Design History Files per FDA requirements
  • Document, prepare and review patent submissions
  • Review regulatory submissions
  • Assess field reliability data and improve existing product designs as necessary
  • Shepherd projects through the design control process (design specification, design review, risk analysis, etc.), and support New Product Introduction personnel in initial builds (procurement, assembly, troubleshooting)

    Skill/Job Requirements:

  • BSME required, MSME preferred
  • Minimum 2 years experience designing commercial mechanical products or a PhD in Mechanical Engineering in lieu of industry experience.
  • Strong analytical aptitude with an emphasis on theoretical fundamentals
  • Proficiency using software like 3D CAD to design mechanisms; SolidWorks preferred, Matlab, Finite Element Analysis ( such as Ansys/ Pro Mechanica)
  • Programming in Matlab to interface with electro-mechanical assemblies and perform data analysis
  • Project Management experience a plus
  • Comfortable with all phases of the product development lifecycle including design, implementation, debugging, verification, qualification, and transfer
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills
  • Comfortable operating machine shop equipment
  • Strong understanding of component selection criteria, and design for reliability and manufacturability
  • Prefer medical device experience
  • Process development and assembly instructions
    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.

  • Posted: 2019-10-10 Expires: 2019-11-08
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