Company Description: Joining Intuitive Surgical, Inc. 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. Eligibility: Must be concurrently enrolled and returning to an academic program in the fall in an accredited degree-seeking program.
Primary Function of Position: The Production Intern will support ongoing production activities. They will also help with lean manufacturing and continuous improvement activities and will receive support and development from the wider Production management and support teams. The Intern may be responsible for localized improvements and may participate in team projects.
Roles and Responsibilities: Lead or participate in team projects and activities involving process or performance improvements for existing or new products. Communicate and collaborate with multiple teams and stakeholders to provide updates and provide task deliverables. Learn to Plan, drive improvement, and report production performance including safety, output, yields, root cause failures, efficiencies, and trends Learn and use a variety of process optimization tools such as 5S, process mapping, line balancing, and waste analysis to analyze and optimize manufacturing equipment, processes, and layouts Use time and motion studies, evaluate and maintain standards of production throughout manufacturing operations Present the project results and lessons learned to the organization Skills, Experience, Education, & Training: Working toward an Engineering degree, preferably Industrial Engineering/Mechanical Engineering or similar.
Strong work ethic, a demonstrated desire to learn, and strong interpersonal skills Self-starter able to work in a collaborative and results-oriented environment General software skills required and proficient with data analysis tools (i.e. Excel, R, etc.) Quantitative approach to problem solving Exposure to lean manufacturing/continuous improvement concepts a plus Learning Outcomes: Apply existing engineering knowledge and/or newly learned concepts to the solution of problems typically encountered by process leaders in the manufacturing industry Demonstrated ability to observe, analyze, and improve processes independently or on team-based assignments Clearly & effectively communicate ideas and interface with other areas of the organization Commitment: Must be available to work full-time hours, M-F for 10-12 weeks beginning Summer of 2020.