Senior Mechanical Engineer (Vision Equipment)

Sunnyvale, California

Posted in Manufacturing and Production

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Job Info

At Intuitive, we are united behind our mission: 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. 
As a pioneer and market leader in robotic-assisted surgery, we strive to foster an inclusive and diverse team, committed to making a difference. For more than 25 years, we have worked with hospitals and care teams around the world to help solve some of healthcare’s hardest challenges and advance what is possible. 
Intuitive has been built by the efforts of great people from diverse backgrounds. We believe great ideas can come from anywhere—we strive to foster an inclusive culture built around diversity of thought and mutual respect. We lead with inclusion and empower our team members to do their best work as their most authentic selves. 
Passionate people who want to make a difference drive our culture—our team members are grounded in integrity, have a strong capacity to learn, the energy to get things done, and bring diverse, real world 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 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 advance the world of minimally invasive care. 



Primary Function of Position:

Contribute your mechanical engineering design and analysis skills to a dynamic development team creating and improving complex, precision, test, measurement, and calibration equipment for vision/optical products used in minimally invasive robotic surgery. This position will focus on developing equipment to test and calibrate endoscopes/light sources/VR displays in a manufacturing environment to meet performance, safety, reliability as well as manufacturing consistency and capacity. Individuals in this role must demonstrate mechanical manufacturing equipment or capital equipment experience and working within cross-functional teams to develop state of the art manufacturing, test, and calibration processes.

Roles & Responsibilities:

This position has responsibility and authority to:

  • Develop and continuously improve manufacturing, test and calibration equipment for image sensor, endoscope, laser, and LED optical systems.
  • Work closely with new product development engineers and test software engineers to understand requirements, develop robust, reliable, and reproducible camera/sensor test and calibration equipment.
  • Work closely with NPI process development engineers to understand requirements and develop robust and reliable manufacturing process equipment.
  • Development and improve efficiency of “mid-volume” manufacturing, test and calibration processes including:
    • Design, specify, prototype, document, procure, assemble, qualify, implement, and improve test equipment components and equipment.
    • Test flow development.
  • Documentation to include generating equipment specifications, validation protocols, assembly instructions, preventative maintenance, and calibration (PMC) in additional to CAD component and assembly drawings.
  • Analyze, debug and root cause measurement accuracy, reliability, repeatability, and reproducibility equipment issues.
  • Determine measurement system accuracy through application of metrology methods
  • Improve test and calibration process and procedures to improve quality, yield, and throughput of new products.
  • Develop and maintain compliance with the quality system.
  • Evaluate and select suppliers for mechanical and electrical equipment components/subsystems. Help resolve supplier quality issues.
  • Provide product development engineers with Design for Manufacturability and Design for Reliability input to ensure consistency/commonality among hardware and standard part selections across product/sub-assembly lines.


Skills, Experience, Education, & Training:

  • Minimum BS in relevant field required, MS preferred.
  • Minimum 8 years mechanical, equipment design engineering experience for a medium to high volume product.
  • New product introduction/development experience desirable.
  • Great attitude, eager, willing/able to take initiative, works well with others in team environment.
  • Strong analytical skills to understand, analyze and improve the accuracy, repeatability, and reliability of measurement equipment.
  • Strong statistics and/or data analysis skills preferred.
  • Experienced in ISO 9001, or medical device manufacturing environment or other regulated field preferred.
  • Understanding of Lean manufacturing concepts desirable.
  • Understanding of Six Sigma methodologies desirable.
  • Familiarity with ISO/IEC 17025 and JCGM “Evaluation of measurement data” documents
  • Experience with GUM uncertainty framework applied to an optical system
  • Documentation skill must be excellent. CAD experience (Solidworks).
  • Use of Agile or similar lifecycle management tool.
  • Machine shop skills desirable.
  • Experience with development of precision test equipment in optics/lasers preferred.
  • Understanding of cameras, lasers, or optical systems a plus.
  • Experience with manufacturing test & calibration for cameras in consumer electronics a plus.
  • Able to travel periodically to work with suppliers. German language skills would be a plus. (approximately 4 times per year)

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 : Yes, 10 % of the Time

Travel Requirements:Yes, 10 % of the Time Shift:Shift 1 - Day

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