Material Handler 3 at Intuitive in Sunnyvale, California

Posted in Other 4 days ago.

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 Material Handler 3 is an advanced position requiring significant experience in warehousing operations, exceptional technical skills (equipment operation, counting, space utilization, handling efficiency), in-depth knowledge of ISI’s inventory management systems and software (Agile, SAP, WMS), strong interpersonal and communication skills.

The Material Handler 3 is responsible for material-handling duties in support of operations and other internal customers.  To be eligible, a Material Handler must be in good standing (attendance, quality, behavior) and certified to and excel in a minimum of 3 key tasks from the following:  receiving; parts put-away; point-of-use parts replenishment (Route Runner); material transfers (MT); stock transfer orders (STO); single parts presentation kitting (SPP); systems packing (all carts); packaging.

Primary Roles and Responsibilities:

Following training and certification(s), this position has responsibility and authority for:

  • All Material Handler 1 &2 Roles and Responsibilities:

    • Receiving materials, physically and systemically, to be used in operations and engineering projects.

    • Physically and systemically moving approved materials between staging areas, storage locations and WIP locations.

    • Point-of-use parts replenishment for designated work areas.

    • Production parts replenishment via SPP kitting.

    • Fulfilling and transacting MT requests, received either electronically or via hard copy.

    • Fulfilling and transacting Sales Orders.

    • Packing System carts, FRUs and kits.

    • Performing systemic transactions in both SAP and ISI’s Warehouse Management System (WMS).

    • Complying with materials management policies and processes, including First In/ First Out (FIFO) material rotation, 5-S, Safety, Quality, Attendance and Good Warehousing/Housekeeping processes.

    • Participating in the daily cycle counts.

    • Operating material handling equipment (fork lift, pallet jack, order-picking machine).

    • Communicating via e-mail the status of material movements and transactions to appropriate internal customers.

    • Participate in the implementation of department projects up to and including leading a project team.

    • Actively participate in the Continuous Improvement (CI) program, including both the creation and implementation of CIs.

    • Under the guidance of department trainers or designated trainers, assist in the hands-on training of new personnel or personnel being cross-trained.

  • Leading the daily cycle counts.

  • Identify areas or opportunities for operational improvement. Focusing on efficiency and quality, develop proposals for systems and process improvement.  Gain consensus from Supervisor and drive the implementation of improvements. 

  • Become knowledgeable of all key tasks performed by Lead and fill the Lead position when the Lead is absent, including the assignment of department personnel throughout a shift and maintenance/issuance of required reports.

  • Be proficient in the role of deputized trainer.  At the direction of the Supervisor, train new personnel or cross-train existing personnel, including all required documentation, record keeping and reporting.

Skill/Job Requirements:

Competency Requirements: (competency is based on: education, training, skills and experience.)

  • Minimum Possess high school degree or equivalent.

  •  Minimum 4-years of experience in Material Handling operations preferred.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with peers and internal customers, both verbally and written.

  • Inventory control experience (cycle counting, physical inventories).

  • Experience and/or certification in operating material-handling equipment.

  • Ability to lift material up to 50 lbs.

  • Extensive walking and repetitive physical motion (squatting, bending, lifting, climbing ladders) is required.

  • Experience with computer systems (MS Office, SAP, Agile,WMS).

  • Certified to a minimum of 3 key material-handling tasks.  Must consistently exceed efficiency standards and quality goals when performing them.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, specifically leadership, coaching and training.

  • Strong verbal and written skills required to effectively communicate with Team members and internal customers.

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 : Shift 1 - Day

Travel : No

Travel Requirements:No Shift:Shift 1 - Day
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