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Design Engineer - Multi-Port Accessories

Company: Intuitive
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

Company DescriptionAt 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.Job DescriptionPrimary Function of Position:Accessories serve as the interface between other aspects of the da Vinci system and enable safe and effective robot-assisted surgery. They may be reusable or single-use medical devices (consumables), with yearly volumes from the hundreds to the millions. Our customers interact directly with accessories in every surgical procedure, and they serve a critical role in customer satisfaction and patient outcomes.The Design Mechanical Engineer will help identify performance, cost, capacity and reliability improvements for Intuitive surgical accessories, and complete the development, documentation, and verification of these improvements. The successful candidate will have both the technical depth to resolve complex mechanical, materials and manufacturing design issues and the ability to work in an interdisciplinary team to drive projects to implementation. A strong sense of responsibility and project ownership is required as well as a commitment to high product quality.
Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the lead R&D engineer in cross-functional project teams to design, develop and verify modifications to surgical accessories.
    • Investigate and determine root cause of both latent and emerging design, manufacturing, or material defects
    • Develop, implement, test and document solutions for these defects according to corporate standard and departmental operating procedures
    • Investigate clinical requirements and risks
    • Create and maintain engineering drawings and documentation in accordance to stringent Design Control activities.
    • Provide mechanical engineering support for resolution of field and manufacturing issues
    • Identify solutions that meet both customer and business needs
      • Support design changes, alternate material qualification, improve manufacturability
      • Support the CAPA processes and quality/regulatory audits as required
        • Establish individual goals consistent with overall project goals
          QualificationsSkill/Job Requirements:
          • BSME required, MSME preferred. Minimum 5 years of experience with plastics, and/or disposable medical products
            • Proven experience in a fast paced, high transaction environment with project ownership and decision making
              • Comfortable with all phases of the product development lifecycle including design, implementation, debug, verification, qualification, and transfer to manufacturing
              • Proficiency using CAD to design and document mechanisms; SolidWorks preferred
              • Proficient communicator relating to verification and validation testing
              • Hands-on engineering with the proven ability to work well in a team environment
              • Strength in design analysis, decision making and technical strategy
              • Mechanical design and analysis skills, including statics, dynamics, kinematics, strength of materials and stress analysis
              • Demonstrated knowledge of component manufacturing processes (including injection molding, extrusion, heat staking, ultrasonic welding, thermoforming, thermoset molding, machining, heat sealing, heat staking, transfer molding, pad printing, laser marking, laser welding, etc.)
              • Familiarity with small part assembly, manufacturing, and automation
              • Comfortable operating measurement and test equipment
              • Strong understanding of component selection criteria, and design for reliability and manufacturability
              • Medical product experience strongly preferred (including knowledge of sterilization and biocompatibility processes and designing for these processes)
              • Proficient at process development and creation of assembly instructions
              • Ability to travel up to 10% time
              • A real excitement to learn and get to the bottom of tough technical problems
              • A passion for creating robust and reliable products
                Additional InformationAll 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 : DayTravel : 10% of the timeTravel Requirements:10% of the time Shift:Day

Keywords: Intuitive, Sunnyvale , Design Engineer - Multi-Port Accessories, Engineering , Sunnyvale, California

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