Sr. Manufacturing Engineer

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. 

Primary Function of Position:

  • Contributes to the successful support and advancement of low to high volume manufacturing for consumable products.
  • This position will focus on meeting manufacturing operations and product safety, reliability, and performance goals.
  • Individuals in this role must demonstrate excellent knowledge of lean manufacturing, process development and the ability to work with a team to develop automated identification and data capture (AIDC) in state of art manufacturing lines.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Specific responsibilities for this Manufacturing Engineer position include:

  • Provide technical support, failure analysis, and ameliorate issues for ADC equipment/system (RFID, QOR, Biometrics, Smartcards, etc..); this will include physical equipment and software-based troubleshooting and corrections. 
  • Develop, maintain, and improve manufacturing processes using pFMEA as a guide to target and adjust process signals.
  • Provide leadership and mentorship to team members as needed.
  • Design, build, document and/or specify manufacturing assembly fixtures to implement RFID systems/components.
  • Establish and perform IQ/OQ/PQ on equipment and fixtures, execute validations on Manufacturing lines (PPQ) for ADC systems.
  • Support Design Verification and Validation (V&V) activities as ADC system is scaled.
  • Contribute to iterative component designs and manufacturing processes for reliability improvements and cost reductions.


  • Minimum BS in engineering (ME or IE disciplines) required, mechatronics preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in product development or manufacturing environments.
  • High mechanical aptitude with a strong background in software debug is a must.
  • Experience in mid/high volume manufacturing of complex mechanisms (automation and vision system experience a plus).
  • Experience with creating Manufacturing Process Instructions, Procedure writing, and BOM development.
  • Ability to lead cross functional teams and give clear and concise presentations.
  • Use of Agile or similar lifecycle management system tool.
  • Experienced in ISO 13485 medical device manufacturing environment.

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
Full time
Sunnyvale, CA, US