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Sr Manufacturing Engineer - Failure Analysis

Sunnyvale, CA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
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


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.

About the role

As a manufacturing engineer, you will:

  • Perform technical root cause analysis of trending manufacturing failures utilizing design documentation, manufacturing test data, system software tools, and a variety of lab / bench equipment.
  • Lead cross-functional engineering team meetings to resolve manufacturing issues.  
  • Support the assembly, calibration and testing of robotic systems, with a focus on electrical components and embedded SW
  • 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 electro-mechanical sub-assemblies.  
  • This position is highly collaborative, and strong communication/presentation skills will provide visibility amongst the engineering, production, and management teams.


  • Minimum BS or MS degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering/Science, or equivalent.
  • Proven proficiency with use of EE lab equipment including Oscilloscopes, Spectrum Analyzers, Power supplies, and Multimeters
  • Strong ability to read electronic schematics, assembly, and fabrication drawings
  • Familiarity with prototyping using microcontrollers.
  • Familiarity with Matlab and/or Python
  • Candidate must be of high character and energy with focused attention to detail.
  • “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.
  • Strong Troubleshooting mind set - an ability to break down a system or process systematically and effectively into subparts to identify failures and troubleshoot to component level.
  • Commitment to organized project/task tracking, and knowledge sharing using tools such as JIRA/Confluence.


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.



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