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Industrial Engineer 1

Company: Intuitive
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: May 8, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description 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 theirmost 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. Job Description Primary Function of Position: The Industrial Engineer will lead efforts to improve the efficiency of physical and transactional processes throughout the organization. In this position, the Industrial Engineer will take a leadership role in advocating for a continuous improvement culture, executing projects of moderate to large scope across manufacturing operations, and driving lean improvement across numerous processes. They will collaboration with several interface partners such as Quality, Logistics, and System manufacturing to implement a lean value stream, smooth material flow in a structured layout, as well as best practice fixtures, tools and work instructions for the operators. Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Lead continuous improvement projects and activities such as new line or facility start-up and facility design.
  • Lead value stream mapping (VSM) of operations to identify improvement opportunities
  • Run structured technical problem-solving investigations and utilize data driven analysis to provide recommendations and solutions to achieve improvement.
  • Support optimization of manufacturing line layouts to implement lean process flows throughout
  • Use Lean Six Sigma (LSS) methods to provide data driven recommendations and solutions to implement improvement
  • Create dynamic models of the production system to deliver improvements
  • Support large building or multi-cell layout changes. May lead layout changes of moderate size with minimal oversight
  • Perform strategic analysis and communicate findings effectively to various levels of management. This may include assessing long-range capacity forecasts from analysis to recommendations and justification for facilities, equipment, and/or manpower requirements for new or sustaining product ramp
  • Evaluate operations and identify improvement opportunities, utilizing data analysis and metrics to build a business case, and deliver on execution. Monitor operational metrics including labor hours, WIP levels, and productivity, analyze data for trends, and collaborate with process owners to improve.
  • Review and analyze work cell layout, process flow, material flow, etc. Assess best practices. Recommend cost-effective solutions for improving the utilization and efficiency of personnel, equipment and/or physical space. Lead projects that will result in improved costs and/or enhanced quality.
  • Perform duties and train in the areas of time standards, line balancing, simulation modeling, cost estimation, manpower planning, and continuous improvement.
  • May propose and/or draft reports or dashboards to support data analysis.
  • May build simple reports or dashboards for analysis and deeper understanding.
  • May maintain existing reports or dashboards as required. Qualifications Requirements:
    • Minimum Bachelor's Degree required in Industrial Engineering or related discipline, and 1+ years minimum of applicable, progressive work experience.
    • Strong verbal communication and group presentation skills required.
    • Preferred experience with data systems (SAP, SAP HANA, EDW) and data manipulation and reporting packages (Tableau, Excel)
    • General project management skills.
    • Ability to lead small to moderately sized change management initiatives.
    • Proven ability to manage many projects concurrently and in a timely fashion.
    • Advocating for Lean Manufacturing programs within the manufacturing operation.
    • Understands implications of change and can work within Quality Systems.
    • Minimal travel required (estimate 0-5%). Preferred:
      • Advanced data analysis skillset (e.g. Tableau, VBA, R, etc.) preferred.
      • Simulation modeling experience preferred.
      • Experience working in medical device manufacturing and knowledge of industry regulations preferred.
      • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification with project experience preferred.
      • New Product Development/Introduction experience preferred.
      • Facility design and construction management experience preferred. 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 : None Travel Requirements:None Shift:Day

Keywords: Intuitive, Sunnyvale , Industrial Engineer 1, Engineering , Sunnyvale, California

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