Senior Mechanical Engineer

Sunnyvale, California

Posted in Manufacturing and Production

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Job Description

Primary Function of Position:

Design and construct pioneering manufacturing equipment used to produce minimally invasive medical devices. This manufacturing equipment will range in complexity from custom manual fixtures to automated electromechanical systems, integrating functions such as electronic sensing, motion control, and machine vision. This position will play a critical role in developing cutting edge manufacturing capabilities to enable the future of minimally invasive surgery.

The ideal candidate will have experience specifying and or developing custom automated equipment from design to sustained production use, will have demonstrated proficiency in mechanical design and the integration of electromechanical components and robotics, and will thrive working independently on complex projects.

Roles & Responsibilities:

* Conceive, design, document, procure and build manufacturing equipment deemed proprietary to Intuitive Surgical. Designs will include pick and place mechanisms, conveyor systems, robotic end effectors and overall mechanical platforms.

* Specify requirements for manufacturing equipment which may be designed and fabricated by third parties and jointly develop custom tooling.

* Perform engineering studies to characterize equipment process windows.

* Thoroughly document all aspects of the equipment, including its requirements, design, operation, and qualification in compliance with Good Manufacturing Processes (GMP).

* Improve product quality and reliability using Six Sigma, Cpk, Gauge R&R, and similar quality tools.

* Support product cost reductions derived from equipment and tooling used in manufacturing.

* Travel to production plant in Mexico to ensure technology transfer to personnel. Occasionally travel domestically and internationally to equipment and material suppliers.

* Advocate techniques for world-class equipment and tooling design for manufacturing, assembly and product test.


Skill/Job Requirements:

* BSME, Controls, Software Engineering, Mechatronics or similar; advanced degree preferred.

* 3+ years of experience, minimum 3 years' experience developing and designing automated production systems.

* Familiarity with industrial robot systems controls and programming including familiarity with pneumatic controls, sensors, servos and other actuators.

* 3D CAD proficiency, SolidWorks preferred.

* Familiarity with Robot programming (Fanuc, Denso) C/C++, and Python is a plus.

* Strong technical analytical skills including motion control algorithms and statistical methods.

* Great attitude, eager, willing/able to take initiative, works well with others in team environment.

* Able to travel periodically (5-10%).

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

Travel Requirements:10% of the time Shift:Day

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