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Senior Manager, Mechanical Engineering

Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
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Company Description
At Intuitive, we are united behind our mission: 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.

As a pioneer and market leader in robotic-assisted surgery, we strive to foster an inclusive and diverse team, committed to making a difference. For more than 25 years, we have worked with hospitals and care teams around the world to help solve some of healthcare's hardest challenges and advance what is possible.

Intuitive has been built by the efforts of great people from diverse backgrounds. We believe great ideas can come from anywhere-we strive to foster an inclusive culture built around diversity of thought and mutual respect. We lead with inclusion and empower our team members to do their best work as their most authentic selves.

Passionate people who want to make a difference drive our culture-our team members are grounded in integrity, have a strong capacity to learn, the energy to get things done, and bring diverse, real world 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 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 advance the world of minimally invasive care.
Job Description
Primary Function of Position:

Intuitive Surgical designs and manufactures highly complex mechanical systems for use in surgery. The Sr. Manager of Mechanical Engineering is responsible for guiding the exploration, development, documentation, and verification of new product designs. The Sr. Manager of Mechanical Engineer is also responsible for functional management of a group of Mechanical Engineers (and other technical personnel) and selects, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the group.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Provide design engineering team leadership and foster environment that encourages first principles thinking, creativity, risk taking, and crisp execution

o Develop compelling product architectures that are robust and extensible

o Align with cross functional teams to ensure designs provide value to patients, surgeons, and hospitals

o Decipher complex situations and set appropriate priorities to focus team for success

o Negotiate with senior management and internal customers to define/refine product pillars and business goals

  • Manage, coach, and develop a team of high functioning mechanical engineers

o Establish team objectives and individual work goals consistent with overall product development goals

o Assign tasks, set priorities, establish metrics, and track progress

o Assess employee performance and provide coaching to improve performance

    • Support mechanical engineers in the development of functional specifications and related risk documents
    • Manage drafters, technicians, and other support personnel as required
    • Manage department Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and drafting/design guidelines

Ensure design engineers follow appropriate design history file guidelines per regulatory requirements and hold design reviews in accordance with product development procedures

Provide engineering resources to support Manufacturing, Materials, Test Engineering, and Service to facilitate transfer of designs

  • Provide administrative leadership / control for planning, staffing, budgeting, and project/program cost tracking.
Skill/Job Requirements:

A selfless leader who inspires trust and commitment within their team and in the broader organization through integrity, passion, and professional excellence

  • BSME required, MSME or PhD preferred
  • Minimum 10 years' experience designing commercial mechanical products or related education
    • Ideal candidate would have taken 3 or more commercial products through entire design, development, implementation launch cycle.
  • Minimum 4 years' experience leading product development teams or managing direct reports
  • Hands-on engineering manager with proven ability to work well in a team environment
  • Comfortable with all phases of the product development lifecycle including design, implementation, debug, verification, qualification, and transfer
  • Strong analysis skills, knowledge of CAD, and analysis tools that drive design excellence
  • Detailed knowledge of and experience working with robotic design components including sensors, motors, and drive trains preferred
  • Strong project management, planning, and change management skills.
  • Medical product experience preferred
  • Ability to lead/influence cross functional teams in the design of complex mechanisms
  • Experience designing products in a highly regulated environment
  • Excellent communication (written, verbal), presentation and documentation skills
  • Budgets, project/program cost tracking and other technical management administrative experience
  • Strong people management abilities with ability to ensure team success (staffing, productivity)

Additional Information
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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 : Day

Travel : 10% of the time

Posted: 2022-08-02 Expires: 2022-08-31
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