Posted 14 days ago
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

Primary Function of Position:

The Product and Process Quality Continuous Improvement Sr. QE will be responsible for Quality Engineering and strategic business related programs. Works collaboratively with other Operations Product Quality team to facilitate Engineering and Operations Management maximize efficiencies, achieve annual goals. Leads key Lean Quality projects such as reduction in rework, reduction in quality notifications, etc., and improves product quality processes attending Kaizen events, process mapping, 5s, or other lean tools. Is familiar with the Gemba process and product quality improvement on the production floor.


Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Works with management to identify new process improvement opportunities in the areas of product and/or process quality, cost, performance, and preventive and predictive maintenance.
  • Evaluates and analyzes current process metrics and performance to reduce process variation, improve process capabilities and optimize process performance.
  • Develops process improvement initiatives to increase operational efficiency and productivity.
  • Facilitates the deployment of new and changed processes to provide improved results.
  • Assists Managers in management for capital projects.
  • Prepares project presentations for management when needed.
  • Lead CAPAs and collaborate with subject matter experts on various activities in addition to supporting other improvement initiatives.
  • Lead internal/External audits as necessary.

Skills, Experience, Education, & Training:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or a related field
  • Advanced degree (Master’s in Engineering or a related field) preferred
  • Minimum 8+ years of progressive hands-on experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Black Belt or Green Belt Certification in Lean or Six Sigma is preferred.
  • ASQ certification (CQE) is a plus.
  • Project Management experience and certification preferred.
  • Knowledge of Quality Systems Regulations (21 CFR 820), ISO 13485 and ISO 14971 preferred.
  • Business Acumen - has demonstrated business knowledge and ability to display the linkage between projects and desired business results.
  • Ability to navigate multiple projects with changing priorities and meet the projects deadlines.
  • Ability to work with and influence peers and senior management.
  • Leading or contributing to Business Excellence initiatives.
  • Knowledge and hand on experience with Process improvement tools and methodologies (Lean, Six Sigma).
  • Experience gathering/processing internal and external requirements.
  • Technical aptitude and hands on Data analytics is required to collect and analyze data for determining improvement strategies.
  • Hands on experience with process validation (IQ/OQ/PQ)
  • Proven track record of managing and successfully closing CAPAs and or SCARs on time.
  • Proven ability to drive creative problem solving related to product and process issues.
  • Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (including analysis, interpretation, & reasoning)
  • Exposure to Supplier Quality.
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time.
Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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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Travel : 10% of the time

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Continuous Improvement Quality Engineer