Final Quality Inspection III at Intuitive Surgical, Inc. in Durham, North Carolina

Posted in General Business 13 days ago.

Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

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:

The Final Quality Inspection (FQI) Technician works under general direction and follows oral and/or written instruction to conduct testing on electro-mechanical assemblies and sub-assemblies.This position requires a highly-motivated team player to support quality control screening for surgical robotic systems, instruments and accessories by simulating customer use, identifying potential quality issues and working cross-functionally with Manufacturing and Quality Engineering teams to correct and verify issues prior to product release.

Roles and Responsibilities:


  • Execute QAPs and document results.
  • Assist NPI Engineering during introduction of new system platforms.
  • Execute PPQ, IQ/OQ, and V&V protocols.
  • Assist QEs and MEs in product quality investigations and root cause analysis.
  • Assist QEs in data mining and reports preparation
  • Coordinate with cross-functional teams on product flow prioritization.
  • Manage projects and special assignments from Management.
  • Conduct training for Systems FQI and maintain training records.
  • Prepare production updates and present during production meetings.
  • Create quality reports and present data during engineering walkthroughs.
  • Initiate, lead and implement efficiency and process improvement projects.
  • Propose updates to QAPs for clarification and process improvements.
  • Follow all corporate, safety, production procedures and regulations.
  • Maintain an excellent attendance record in compliance with established Quality and Manufacturing guidelines.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

General Job Requirements:

  • Minimum Education and/or Experience: High school diploma or equivalent; minimum two years of relevant manufacturing experience.
  • Language Skills: Ability to read, write, and understand English. Ability to read and comprehend complex instructions, correspondence, and memos. Ability to write correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to other employees, supervisors, or engineers.
  • Computer Skills: Proficient in use of personal computers as part of daily work, including knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite.
  • Other Skills and Abilities:

    • Flexibility to work overtime and varying shifts.
    • Meticulous attention to detail.
    • Proficient in advanced troubleshooting, diagnostic skills and error log utilization including iliad:5005, GDLA, Maintenance Apps and Compiled Matlab.
    • Working knowledge of manufacturing deviation process.


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 : No