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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.
Primary Function of Position:
Contribute your technical manufacturing and equipment design skills to a dynamic development team creating precision instruments and accessories for minimally invasive robotic surgery. Individuals in this role must demonstrate strong mechanical design capabilities and be able to deliver consistent improvements for production accessories. Individuals in this role will provide daily support for manufacturing operations, mechanical design improvements for existing accessories. 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 and accessories.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Create, maintain and improve pilot "mid to high volume" manufacturing assembly lines, specifying and/or refining BOMs, work flow processes, manufacturing plan and detailed work instructions.
Design, document, procure, qualify, implement, and improve fixtures, tools and equipment.
Analyze instrument/accessories 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/DQ/PQ).
Provide production support through successful and sustained project launch.
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 DFx (Manufacturing, Assembly) input to enhance manufacturability of new products.
Takes 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.
Minimum BS / MS degree in Engineering discipline or equivalent work experience.
Minimum 5-7 years experience as design or manufacturing engineer supporting product with significant mechanical / electromechanical content.
Must possess strong communication skills to interface with technicians, product development, planning, purchasing, regulatory, inspection, customer support and clinical marketing teams.
Prior responsibility for process, equipment or product validation/verification.
Prior experience designing automated equipment, complex mechanism manufacturing is a plus
Experience with high volume automated assembly and plastic forming and joining processes (injection molding, transfer molding, and ultrasonic welding) a plus.
Great attitude, eager, willing/able to take initiative, works well with others in team environment.
New product introduction/development desirable. Robotics knowledge a plus.
CAD experience (preferred Solidworks).
Experience in an ISO 13485, ISO 9001, or medical device manufacturing environment a plus
Able to travel periodically to suppliers or Intuitive Mexicali plant
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.