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Staff Mechanical Engineer - Advanced Energy

Company: Intuitive
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: August 5, 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 Primary Function of Position: Intuitive Surgical designs and manufactures highly complex mechanical systems for use in surgery. The Staff Mechanical Engineer is responsible for developing, documenting, and validating new product designs, as well as improving existing designs to meet the needs of our customers.The Staff Mechanical Engineer will develop and support innovative surgical devices used for Vessel Sealing applications on the da Vinci Surgical System, from concept to launch and beyond, with shared responsibility and shared reward. The successful candidate will understand user needs and requirements, balance individual product-level requirements with system-level requirements, resolve complex mechanical design issues, and commit to the highest product quality. Projects will include a mix of new product development, product improvements, and sustaining projects to mitigate challenges related to capacity improvements and supply chain. Responsibilities include developing, documenting, and validating new product designs, as well as improving existing designs to meet the needs of our customers.Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a lead technical designer on cross-functional project teams.
  • Translate clinical requirements and user needs to functional and technical specifications.
  • Design, develop and document components and assemblies for surgical devices.
  • Analyze and test product designs and their components.
  • Develop automated scripts to test designs and analyze data in Matlab, Python, or other scripting languages.
  • Perform risk analyses and develop design requirements. Document, and test designs according to corporate standard and departmental operating procedures, including stringent Design Control activities.
  • Help develop initial fixtures and assembly processes in collaboration with manufacturing and automation teams.
  • Provide mechanical engineering sustaining support for resolution of manufacturing and field issues
  • Support production of final product by troubleshooting process and component problems.
  • Support the quality and regulatory processes.
  • Create product functional and design specifications.
  • Develop and collaborate on verification testing.
  • Provide technical advice and mentoring to other mechanical engineers.
  • Help establish individual and team goals aligned with overall project and company goals. Qualifications Skills, Experience, Education, & Training:
    • Minimum BSME or similar required.
    • Minimum 10 years of relevant experience with medium to high volume product.
    • Proficiency using 3D CAD software to design complex mechanical assemblies (SolidWorks preferred).
    • Proficiency using Finite Element Analysis software for design analysis.
    • Strong mechanical design and analytical skills.
    • Strong knowledge of materials (mainly metal and plastic) and material properties.
    • Experience with high volume manufacturing processes such as injection molding, MIM, stamping, machining, etc.
    • Experience with rapid prototyping.
    • Self-motivated, hands-on, and the ability to work well within a fast-paced team-oriented environment.
    • Experience leading projects and/or small teams preferred.
    • Medical device experience preferred.
    • Prior vessel sealing experience (RF or other) a strong plus. 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 , Staff Mechanical Engineer - Advanced Energy, Engineering , Sunnyvale, California

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