NPD Engineer I&A (Catheters Design and Test)

Sunnyvale, California

Posted in Manufacturing and Production

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Job Info

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. 


Roles & Responsibilities:

The design and test engineer will own the evaluation of key components and sub-assemblies of Ion flexible instruments.  We are constantly looking for ways to speed up our development cycle, and getting timely and actionable data is a critical part of that process.  You will initially work on new test method development for existing designs. You will then leverage that knowledge to develop product improvements and new designs.

  • Work with clinical engineering and manufacturing to understand key drivers of product performance, durability, and ease of assembly.
  • Develop test methods, fixtures, and measurement tools to evaluate the performance of individual components and sub-assemblies.
  • Benchmark existing designs and compare candidate designs.
  • Present your findings to design engineering, clinical, and manufacturing, and use this knowledge to create novel designs that meet the needs of all stakeholders.
  • Partner with design control engineer to follow all design control SOPs and complete design control deliverables including requirements, risk analysis and testing.
  • Research and utilize knowledge of catheter component suppliers and internal catheter prototyping to facilitate rapid early design iteration.
  • Investigate and determine root cause of emerging design or manufacturing defects.
  • Provide support for pre-clinical and clinical labs.
  • Complete detailed drawings and robust tolerance analysis and update designs accordingly.
  • Determine appropriate design limit / challenge tests to be completed.
  • Support process development engineering activities.



Required Skills, Experience, Education, & Training:

  • Minimum BS Mechanical Engineering or related engineering discipline required, MS or Higher Preferred. Advanced degrees may substitute for experience
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a design engineering, manufacturing engineering, or test engineering role
  • Thorough understanding of material properties for polymers and metals
  • Experience with electronics, particularly various sensor types and how to integrate them into test fixtures
  • Demonstration of strong analytical ability to test and assess design concepts
  • SolidWorks proficient
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Excellent written and communication skills


Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  • Prior medical device experience, particularly endoscopes / steerable catheters
  • Hands-on experience with fabrication equipment (mill, lathe, 3D printers, etc.)
  • Experience working with and managing skilled technicians
  • Background in FEA software (Ansys or equivalent)

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 : Shift 1 - Day

Travel : Yes, 10 % of the Time

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

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