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Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
Blacksburg, VA 24060
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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:
Contribute your technical manufacturing and equipment design skills to a dynamic development and manufacturing team that creates sensing platforms 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.

The candidate must be able to coordinate their efforts with the development and manufacturing teams, and be able to report progress and milestones relative to the overall project. He or she must excel in a high-energy team environment and be capable of making sound decisions when faced with the time pressures and incomplete information typical of new product development and early stage manufacturing environments.

Roles & Responsibilities:


  • Create, maintain and improve "low to mid-volume" manufacturing lines, specifying and/or refining BOMs, workflow processes, manufacturing plan and detailed work instructions.
  • Design, document, procure, qualify, implement, and improve equipment, fixtures, and tools.
  • Analyze manufacturing line from a risk perspective (PFMEA) to incorporate and validate critical tests used in manufacturing.
  • Responsible for the validation and qualification of manufacturing equipment and processes leveraging standard qualification approaches (IQ/OQ/PQ).
  • Provide production support of sustaining and startup manufacturing lines.
  • Conduct testing of software releases before deploying on manufacturing line.
  • 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 Design for Manufacturability and Design for Assembly input to enhance manufacturability of new products.
  • Take 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.
  • Maintain all documentation associated with the manufacturing line.
  • Conduct SAP transactions relevant to manufacturing operations.
  • Provide technician training and oversee specified manufacturing stations to ensure quality.
  • Identify and research new vendors/processes to manufacture components.
  • 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).
  • Assist in design of fixtures and processes to assemble components.

  • Provide training and mentorship support to production technicians and other manufacturing engineers.
  • Lead cross-functional efforts for improving production quality, process and operational capabilities, and best value manufacturing methods.
  • Set priorities for self and others in context of overall goal completion and highest value activities, ensuring all relevant information is known and incorporated.
  • Leads projects from start to finish, ensuring all inputs and outputs are clearly defined. Seeks information from and collaborates effectively with team members from other sites.
  • Communicate across organizational layers to multiple stakeholders. Able to confidently provide responses when questioned on topics relevant to scope of work in ways that generate understanding and confidence.
Skills, Experience, Education, & Training:
  • Minimum BS with 15 years' experience, MS with 12 years' experience or PHD with 10 years' experience.
  • Minimum 10 years' Manufacturing experience.
  • Demonstrated Project Management skills.
  • In-depth analytical and trouble-shooting skills, and inspection and test techniques.
  • Significant experience creating and reviewing Engineering Change Orders (ECOs).
  • Experience with Process FMEA and Process Validation.
  • Experience with a wide range of manufacturing processes including understanding of key input variables for quality, cost, and capacity.
  • Advanced computer experience using Windows, MS Office Suite, SAP (or other ERP system), and Agile (or other PLM system).
  • Must possess strong communication skills to interface with technicians, product development, planning, purchasing, regulatory, inspection, customer support and clinical marketing teams.
  • Experience with ISO 13485, ISO 9001, or other regulated environment required.
  • Experience in new product introduction/development preferred.
  • CAD and programming experience is a plus
  • Previous experience with ERP systems (preferred SAP) is a plus
  • Occasional travel to the other ISI offices will be required
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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