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 Laser Services Group (LSG) is responsible for bringing laser processes to the Manufacturing Floor. We develop laser equipment, fixtures, and processes that optimize and streamline the manufacturing process of instruments and accessories. The engineer in this position will play a key role on the Equipment Engineering team to enable the manufacture of new surgical robotic instruments and accessories. This engineer will develop, specify, and implement the equipment, controls, and fixturing for laser processes. The position will require close collaboration with the NPI engineers, NPD engineers, laser welding equipment suppliers, electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, and quality engineers to implement reliable laser welding equipment and processes.


Roles & Responsibilities:

  • The ideal candidate will have experience with custom automated equipment, preferably laser welding equipment, from design and/or supplier specification, through fabrication, to sustained production use, and will have demonstrated proficiency in the SW integration of electromechanical components, systems, and associated software.

  • Development of Software, installation and troubleshooting or automated laser welding systems.

  • Identify and develop manufacturing and test processes.

  • Drive continuous improvement projects in the test and equipment space to increase manufacturing yields, improve test coverage, diagnostic capability, productivity, and error proofing.

  • Work with engineering teams to develop new software from specification through implementation on our production lines.

  • Perform equipment demos of Test and Mfg equipment and tooling related to new product launches.

  • Develop reports and dashboards to statistically analyze test measurements and optimize pass/fail criteria.

  • Help determine the root cause of equipment and system test failures with the ability to deep dive into software issues and data analysis.

  • Execute software verification/validation activities to qualify changes to test processes or test specifications.


Skills, Experience, Education, & Training:


  • Candidate must be of high character and energy with focused attention to detail.
  • Engineering degree and 8+ years of PLC programming experience
  • Experience in PLC programming and/or Data Acquisition tools.
  • Experience with HMI SW such as Wonderware or equivalent.
  • Processing knowledge of Laser Welding, Marking and Cutting is a plus.
  • Experience specifying, installing, troubleshooting, and repairing production grade, automated test fixtures.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with computers, electronics, and standard software applications.
  • "Self-starter" attitude and comfort in a hands-on environment, where you can demonstrate an ability to work with other engineers, technicians, and contract manufacturers.
  • Troubleshooting mindset
  • An ability to systematically and effectively break down a system or process into subparts to identify failures and troubleshoot to component level.
  • Excellent documentation skills and ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing across all levels of the organization.
  • A real excitement to learn and get to the bottom of problems.


  • Degree in EE, SW or mechatronics
  • Cognex vision system programming knowledge
  • Experience with documentation and production control systems: Agile, SAP.
  • Experience developing, implementing, and optimizing automated welding systems.
  • Medical device experience
  • Experience in test engineering, and/or in a medical device company or other regulated business. 


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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