Industrial Engineer 2

Sunnyvale, California


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.

Primary Function of Position:
The Industrial Engineer 2 will participate in efforts to improve the efficiency of physical and transactional processes throughout the organization. In this position, the IE 2 will begin to take a leadership role in proposing and supporting change and advocating for continuous improvement, challenging existing processes and leveraging lean thinking to identify better ways. Individuals in this role should have a strong track record of continuous improvement and be interested in developing technical depth and their project and change leadership competencies.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Support Manufacturing in the review and analysis of manufacturing procedures, make recommendations for manufacturing methods, and support projects that will result in improved manufacturing costs and/or enhanced quality.
  • Run routine problem solving investigations including root cause analysis tools such as fishbone diagrams and 5 Why analysis.
  • Perform duties in the areas of time standards, line balancing, and process simulation. Work may also include cost estimation, manpower planning, and productivity improvements.
  • Cross functionally participate and execute on Industrial Engineering and continuous improvement projects for Manufacturing. May lead project of localized scope.
  • Support the execution of improvements in manufacturing, utilizing data analysis and metrics to build a business case and then deliver on execution. 
  • Leverages existing dashboards and available data to support analysis and recommendations.
  • May maintain existing reports or dashboards as required.


Skills, Experience, Education, & Training:

Base Requirements

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree required in Industrial Engineering or related discipline, and 2 years minimum applicable work experience.
  • Proficient general software and data analysis skills required (e.g. Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, R, etc.)
  • Exposure to simulation software (e.g. Simul8, Arena, ProModel, etc.)
  • Track record of owning assigned actions supporting changes and suggests changes within Quality Systems.
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing Lean Manufacturing principles and techniques.
  • Ability to manage many projects concurrently and in a timely fashion.
  • Minimal travel required (<10%).


Preferred Requirements

  • Working knowledge of the fundamentals of statistics and Six Sigma applications.
  • Advanced analysis skillset (e.g. Tableau, VBA).
  • Simulation modeling experience preferred.
  • Experience working in medical device manufacturing and knowledge of industry regulations preferred.



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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