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Assembly Technician 3 at Intuitive Surgical, Inc.

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Sunnyvale, California

Job Description:

Job: Manufacturing & Operations
Primary Location: United States-California-US-CA-Sunnyvale
Schedule: Full-time
Requisition ID: 192386


Company Description:

Who is Intuitive Surgical? The numbers tell an amazing story. Learn more about our company.

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:

The primary objective for this person is to assemble a variety of products, meeting quality and productivity goals, within a manufacturing work environment. This person would work closely with fellow team members, the area Lead, and the supervisor to achieve team performance goals in the areas of Efficiency, DPU, Hours Reporting Accuracy, Scrap, Inventory Accuracy, and Time Lost Accuracy. Goals are set in each of these areas for each quarter and overall team performance is measured against them.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Assemble a variety of products according to standard work instructions and prints.

  • Operate and set up (as needed), production equipment/fixtures.

  • Become proficient at multiple assembly tasks while meeting requirements for workmanship, safety and productivity.

  • Perform preparation work such as line clearance and changeover.

  • Perform inspection of own and other's work. Perform simple repairs on own or other's work.

  • Mentor others in areas of expertise (as needed).

  • Properly complete manufacturing documentation. Initiate basic material requests, report quality issues, report efficiency, record measurements as needed. May report work order information into computer.

  • Maintain the accuracy of identification and count of point-of-use materials. Accurately determine and report material shortages.

  • Follow all corporate, regulatory, safety and production policies and procedures.

  • Maintain an excellent attendance record.

  • Perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications

    Skill/Job Requirements:

  • Education and/or Experience: High school diploma or equivalent;

  • Language Skills: Ability to read, write and understand English. Ability to read and comprehend instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to other employees, supervisors, or engineers.

  • Mathematical Skills: Ability to add and subtract multi-digit numbers (including decimals); to multiply and divide; to find averages, percentages and ranges. Ability to determine the minimum, maximum and nominal value when provided with a specification and a tolerance. Ability to perform basic math on a calculator.

  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions. Ability to deal with standardized situations with only occasional or no variables. Ability to understand the basic material flow from the stock room to finished goods, Bill-of-Material structure, and cycle counting procedures. Ability to report quality issues. Ability to suggest simple process improvements.

  • Computer skills: Ability to use personal computers as part of daily work. Ability to use systems (Agile/SAP) to check drawings, BOM structures, procedures, training records. Ability to use on-line documentation.

  • Other skills and abilities: Ability to work varying shifts. Must have ability to complete training courses. Ability to work in a team environment. Ability to use clocks, timers, tools, and rulers. Ability to work in a controlled environment room (ie clean room), this includes wearing clean room gowns, head caps, booties as well as meeting other clean room standards such as no jewelry or make-up.

  • Refer to the following promotion criteria for internal employees:
    Meet all promotion requirements for Assembly Technician II in addition to the following requirements:


    One of the five following requirements:
    1. Full certification to PSS cart cell and 2 assembly stations of any cell.
    2. Certified to all stations in SSC.
    3. Certified to all Accessories and 2 assembly stations of any cell.
    4. Certified to a minimum of 4 assembly Arm stations and testing.
    5. Certified to VSC and 4 additional assembly stations of any cell.


    Certified to a minimum of 6 stations on any lines and the changeover process.

  • Promotion approval may be subject to an interview process.

    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.