Manufacturing Engineer Electrical

Sunnyvale, California

Posted in Manufacturing and Production
about 1 month ago

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Job Info

At Intuitive, 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. Our mission is our guiding force; our culture is the DNA that makes us unique.  

As a pioneer in robotic-assisted surgery (RAS), we have been expanding our innovations through technology to help make a difference in the world. For 25 years, human ingenuity has guided our journey to help solve some of healthcare’s complex challenges. 

We believe a great idea can come from anywhere—inclusion and mutual respect are vital to our culture. We value character grounded in integrity, a strong capacity to learn, the energy to get things done, and diverse 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 strive to 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 help to advance the world of minimally invasive care. 


Intuitive manufactures complex medical robotic systems in Sunnyvale, CA. This position requires an extremely motivated individual with high capacity to learn, analyze and drive technical issues to closure in the manufacturing environment. It requires both a proactive mindset to build a strong technical understanding of the product/processes, and a high level of urgency to react to unplanned problems when they arise. Joining Intuitive means joining a team dedicated to using technology to benefit patients by improving surgical efficacy and decreasing surgical invasiveness, with patient safety as our highest priority.

Primary function of this position:

You will be responsible for supporting the assembly, calibration and testing of robotic systems, with a focus on electrical components and embedded SW. You will perform regular analysis of factory data and use it to anticipate and solve manufacturing/quality problems. Deliver improvements in yield, reliability, serviceability, manufacturability, testability, capacity and cost, primarily for electrical and electo-mechanical sub-assemblies.  Interface with cross-functional engineering teams including electrical, mechanical and software disciplines. This position is highly collaborative, and strong communication/presentation skills will provide you with high visibility amongst the engineering, production and management teams.

What you will do:

  • Take ownership of test processes and test equipment for manufactured and purchased products from production phase through end-of-life.
  • Support the creation and/or maintenance of efficient “mid-volume” manufacturing lines, specifying and/or refining BOMs, assembly and test processes and detailed work instructions.
  • Provide training and support to production and engineering technicians.
  • Qualify/document/implement/support production and RMA-line test equipment, at both ISI factory and vendor facilities. Propose equipment design changes as appropriate.
  • Support PCA vendors, contract manufacturers and internal personnel for PCA component and process/outsourcing initiatives. Travel to vendor sites as required.
  • Provide technical support, including multi-level failure analysis for discrepant parts and assemblies. Drive to root cause and follow-up corrective action.
  • Take responsibility for maintaining compliance with medical device quality system including corrective action closure, discrepant material dispositions and change implementations.
  • Execute Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).
  • Lead and participate in initiatives focused on yield improvement, material cost reduction, capacity enhancement, and outsourcing of assemblies.
  • Must possess strong communication skills to interface with technicians, production management, product development, planning, purchasing, regulatory, inspection, customer support and clinical marketing organizations.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Knowledge and Abilities:

Competency Requirements: (based on: education, training, skills and experience):


  • Candidate must be of high character and energy with focused attention to detail.
  • Minimum Education: BS degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering/Science, or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with computers, electronics, and standard software applications (Excel, Powerpoint, Word, etc.)
  • Ability to read and interpret electronic schematics, assembly and fabrication drawings.
  •  “Self-starter” attitude and comfort in a hands-on environment, where he/she can demonstrate an ability to work with other engineers to influence product design to improve reliability.
  • Troubleshooting mind set - an ability to systematically and effectively break down a system or process into subparts to identify failures and troubleshoot to component level.
  • Excellent documentation skills and ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing across all levels of the organization.
  • A genuine excitement to learn and get to the bottom of problems.


  • Minimum advanced degree in Electrical Engineering discipline.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience.
  • Prior experience working in an FDA/ISO regulated environment.
  • Prior experience as design or manufacturing engineer supporting product with significant Printed Circuit Assembly (PCA) content.
  • Prior experience with Documentation and production control systems: Agile, SAP, MES
  • Prior experience in understanding/reading  test code: Matlab, Labwindows, Python
  • Prior experience in understanding/reading  PCA schematic, layout: Orcad, Allegro
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively design experiments, solve problems and implement them in manufacturing
  • Prior supplier quality responsibility.
  • Understanding of complex PCA design processes and tools
  • Understanding of supplier manufacturing and test processes for complex PCAs/PCBs
  • Experience in Just-In-Time, Demand Flow Technology, and Lean Manufacturing techniques.

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 : Shift 1 - Day

Travel : Yes, 10 % of the Time

Travel Requirements: Yes, 10 % of the Time Shift: Shift 1 - Day

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