Assembly Tech II
Intuitive Surgical - Sunnyvale, CA

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Manufacturing & Operations

Primary Location


United States-California-Santa Clara County-Sunnyvale




Assembly Tech II




Primary Function of Position:
The primary objective for this person is to assemble a variety of products, meeting quality and productivity goals, within a manufacturing work environment. This person would work closely with fellow team members, the area Lead, and the supervisor to achieve team performance goals in the areas of Efficiency, DPU, Hours Reporting Accuracy, Scrap, Inventory Accuracy, and Time Lost Accuracy. Goals are set in each of these areas for each quarter and overall team performance is measured against them.

Roles and Responsibilities:
Assemble a variety of products according to standard work instructions and prints.

Operate and set up (as needed), production equipment/fixtures.

Become proficient at multiple assembly tasks while meeting requirements for workmanship, safety and productivity.

Perform preparation work such as line clearance and changeover.

Perform inspection of own and other’s work. Perform simple repairs on own or other’s work.

Mentor others in areas of expertise (as needed).

Properly complete manufacturing documentation. Initiate basic material requests, report quality issues, report efficiency, record measurements as needed. May report work order information into computer.

Maintain the accuracy of identification and count of point-of-use materials. Accurately determine and report material shortages.

Follow all corporate, regulatory, safety and production policies and procedures.

Maintain an excellent attendance record.

Perform other duties as assigned.


Skill/Job Requirements:
Education and/or Experience:
High school diploma or equivalent; previous mechanical assembly experience preferred.

Language Skills:
Ability to read, write and understand English. Ability to read and
comprehend instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to
write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information
in one-on-one and small group situations to other employees,
supervisors, or engineers.

Mathematical Skills:
to add and subtract multi-digit numbers (including decimals); to
multiply and divide; to find averages, percentages and ranges. Ability
to determine the minimum, maximum and nominal value when provided with a
specification and a tolerance. Ability to perform basic math on a


Reasoning Ability:
Ability to apply
commonsense understanding to carry out instructions. Ability to deal
with standardized situations with only occasional or no variables.
Ability to understand the basic material flow from the stock room to
finished goods, Bill-of-Material structure, and cycle counting
procedures. Ability to report quality issues. Ability to suggest simple
process improvements.

Computer skills:
Ability to use personal computers as part of daily work. Ability to
use systems (Agile/SAP) to check drawings, BOM structures, procedures,
training records is preferred. Ability to use on-line documentation.

Other skills and abilities:
Ability to work varying shifts. Must have ability to complete training
courses. Ability to work in a team environment. Ability to use clocks,
timers, calipers, and rulers. Ability to work in a controlled
environment room (ie clean room), this includes wearing clean room
gowns, head caps, booties as well as meeting other clean room standards
such as no jewelry or make-up.

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