Senior Engineering Technician
Posted on: August 5, 2022
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
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
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 primary objective of an
Engineering Technician is to provide troubleshooting, testing,
repairs, equipment maintenance and MRB evaluation services to
systems manufacturing line meeting Quality and productivity goals
within manufacturing. This person will play a significant role in
the areas of Failure Analysis, First Pass Yield and MRB review.
Roles and Responsibilities: Follow Production escalation process
and provide engineering evaluation of any interruptions to
production lines. Perform quick triage of issues and recommend best
course of action to keep production moving. This includes
performing simple reworks on the spot such as cable crimping,
solder components, tap threads, clean optics, adjust alignment,
etc. Document all activities during escalation support in formal
records. Diagnose failures on Systems Mfg line for system level
failures, sub-assembly failures, and test fixture failures. Perform
failure analysis down to component level, investigate root causes,
and recommend corrective / preventive actions. Proactively provides
feedback to management and engineering regarding production
process, quality, and workmanship issues. Execute engineering level
tests and collect data to support design of experiment activities
or characterize a device. Review non-conforming parts in MRB,
analyze failures in detail, make decisions on dispositions, and
document all findings in formal records. Perform root cause
investigation on non-conforming materials and provide feedback to
engineering for quality improvements. Document findings of
investigation in quality notifications, which are part of official
Device History Records. Collaborate with manufacturing engineers to
resolve manufacture, process, and quality issues. Support
engineering with electronics/PCA programming and functional testing
in the early phase of new product launches to shake out bugs and
suggest improvements. Cross-train or mentor others in areas of
expertise. Perform other engineering technician duties as needed.
Qualifications Skill/Job Requirements:
- Minimum 5 years of component level troubleshooting experience
on FPGA/Microprocessor-based Printed Circuit Assemblies
- Ability to perform failure analysis and troubleshooting with
- Ability to troubleshoot complex PCAs down to component
- Effectively use of troubleshooting and measurement equipment
such as oscilloscopes, multimeters, function generators, and custom
- Understand wiring diagrams, schematics, assembly drawings, fab
drawings, and mechanical component drawings.
- Working knowledge of computers, word processing and spreadsheet
applications for documentation and data presentation.
- Ability to read, modify, and execute test scripts for
- Ability to learn quickly and adapt to variety of technologies
that allow effective troubleshooting.
- Good communication skills to be able to partner effectively
with production techs, supervisors, trainers as well as
- Sense of urgency and Multi-tasking is essential to be able to
support production line effectively.
- Experience with Agile, SAP, MES, and SPC or equivalent
- Good communication and documentation skills.
- Strong analytic and problem solving skills.
- Must possess extensive knowledge/experience in troubleshooting
- Minimum High school diploma, trade school, military technical
training or equivalent.
- Experience with troubleshooting is preferred.
- Open to new college graduates with a BSEE degree 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
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