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Sr. Automation Equipment Engineer

Company: Intuitive
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: July 29, 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 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 Description Impact of this role:In this position, you will make significant contributions to how the da Vinci Robot is built and tested. You will analyze assembly and test processes to identify opportunities for improving the methods, quality, and productivity of the manufacturing line. You will be responsible for development of new equipment, tooling and testers, and for continuous improvements to existing test and assembly fixtures. Roles and Responsibilities:The ideal candidate will have experience developing custom PC and PLC based automated equipment including concept development, layout design, detailed component design, integration specification, control panel wiring, PLC/HMI programming, tool assembly build, start up and qualification. This position has responsibility and authority to:

  • Identify, design, qualify, document and implement automation test and assembly equipment solutions to be used in manufacturing of DaVinci products.
  • Thoroughly document all aspects of the equipment, including its requirements, design, operation, and qualification in compliance with Good Manufacturing Processes (GMP).
  • Perform design review for new equipment and tooling developed.
  • Execute equipment design and process verification/validation, including DQIQOQPQ activities to allow production release of new equipment.
  • Drive continuous improvement projects in the test and equipment space to increase manufacturing yields, improve test coverage, diagnostic capability, productivity, and error proofing.
  • Utilize statistical tools to develop reports of process performance and identify areas of manufacturing improvement.
  • Determine the root cause of equipment and system test failures.
  • Maintain BOMs for test fixtures, tools or aids. Maintain spare equipment, hardware/software and computer configurations. Qualifications Skill/Job Requirements: Competency Requirements: (Competency is based on education, training, skills, and experience) Required:
    • Minimum BSME/BSEE Mechatronics or Mechanical engineering with minimum of 8 years related experience.
    • Demonstrated completion of detailed mechanical designs, to include kinematic and dynamic analysis, material selection, and in depth understanding of machine shop methods of fabrication.
    • Ownership for the design, documentation, qualification, and manufacturing line support of new assembly/test fixtures and automated equipment solutions for manufacturing production.
    • High Proficiency in mechanical design, CAD (SolidWorks), and working with PDM systems. Demonstrated work in component design, equipment assembly design, and completion of detailed mechanical drawings utilizing GD&T.
    • Experience with developing programs for PC or PLC/HMI based automated equipment for manufacturing.
    • Prior experience with the hands-on building, startup, IQOQ, and debug of assembly fixtures and automated capital equipment for manufacturing use.
    • Experience in the full integration selection and commissioning of elements used industrial automation equipment including Multi Axis robots /cartesian systems, servo/stepper drives, pneumatic actuators and industrial communication protocols (I/O link, RS-485, TCP/IP), and sensor selection.
    • Ability to recognize opportunities in manufacturing improvement through the use of data collection and analysis to include 6 Sigma, SPC, control chart analysis.
    • Onsite work required, position based in Sunnyvale, CA
    • 10% Travel expected.Preferred:
      • Minimum MSME/MSEE (or equivalent) with 6 years prior experience.
      • Prior hands-on Equipment Engineering experience supporting a high-volume manufacturing line.
      • Demonstrated individual ownership for the design and build of complete automation work cells.
      • Successful design and release of compound motion tooling/linkage elements used for automation assembly and process tasks.
      • Control cabinet design and layout, electrical schematic creation, and full build. Prior hands on UL508 build experience a plus.
      • Prior experience working with PLM systems (Agile preferred), SAP applications, including ECO creation, origination of equipment specification, test protocols, BOM, and work instructions.
      • Prior Siemens TIA Portal Programming experience
      • Prior experience in developing and supporting automating screw drive assembly applications.
      • Experience with communication protocols, Profinet, Profibus, I/O link, TCP/IP, RS 232, and RS 485.
      • Prior experience in interfacing PLC s to a SQL database using an OPC UA interface.
      • Experience working in a medical device company or other regulated business. Additional Information 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 timeTravel Requirements:10% of the time Shift:Day

Keywords: Intuitive, Sunnyvale , Sr. Automation Equipment Engineer, Engineering , Sunnyvale, California

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