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Sr. Mechanical Engineer job Intuitive,Blacksburg, VA, USA


Company Description

Job Description

Primary Function of Position:

Design and construct pioneering manufacturing equipment used to produce minimally invasive medical devices.  This manufacturing equipment will range in complexity from custom manual fixtures to semi-automated electro-mechanical systems, integrating workholding, sensing, motion, and vision control.  This position will play a critical role in developing cutting edge manufacturing capabilities to enable the future of minimally invasive surgery.

The successful candidate will conceptualize, develop, and support the mechanical design of novel surgical robot systems, taking individual responsibility for the successful design of specific system components. The candidate will demonstrate creativity and sound engineering in the design of kinematics, robotic actuation, and sensing solutions along with the selection of engineering materials. The candidate must be able to coordinate their efforts within a team design effort and be able to report progress and milestones relative to the overall development project. He or she must excel in a high-energy team environment and be capable of making sound decisions when faced with the time pressures and incomplete information typical of new product development.

Roles & Responsibilities:

·         Independently applies expertise across broad range of design activities and scope to generate designs exhibiting best practices.
·         Assist in the investigation of optimal methods and equipment architecture to perform critical manufacturing operations.
·         Design and build in-house proprietary manufacturing equipment from concept to full solution.
·         Develop metrics, protocols, and test fixtures for qualifying robot system designs
·         Guide projects through the design control process (design specification, design review, risk analysis, etc.)
·         Determine troubleshooting, maintenance, and calibration procedures for equipment.
·         Improve product quality and reliability using Cpk, Gauge R&R, and similar quality tools.
·         Provide equipment-related technical support to on-going production operation and expansion.


Skills, Experience, Education, & Training:

·         Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent industry experience.
·         Minimum 8 years’ experience developing manufacturing equipment.
·         Self-motivated, willing/able to take initiative, works well with others in a team environment.
·         3D CAD proficiency, SolidWorks preferred.
·         Ability to integrate mechatronics components such as sensors, motors, pneumatics, and motion and vision control components.
·         Strong understanding of tolerance analysis and statistical methods.
·         Excellent written and oral communications skills.
·         Familiarity with regulated Quality Systems, especially medical device regulations, is a plus.
·         Experience in an ISO 13485, ISO 9001, or medical device manufacturing environment is a plus.
·         The position is on site at the Intuitive Blacksburg, VA facility.
·         Able to travel periodically (10%).

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.

Shift : Day

Travel : 10% of the time

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