Mechanical Engineering Intern
Intuitive Surgical - Sunnyvale, CA

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Primary Location


United States-California-Santa Clara County-Sunnyvale




Mechanical Engineering Intern




Primary Function of

Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for supporting production released
robotic systems to deliver improvements in reliability, cost, manufacturability,
and serviceability. The role of intern is to execute a project under the
guidance of Mfg engineer.

Roles and Responsibilities:
Participate in initiatives focused on yield
improvement, material cost reduction, capacity enhancement, and outsourcing of

Evaluate and challenge designs for technical merit, reliability,
serviceability and manufacturability. Provide suggested change proposals.

Create budget estimates for tooling, test equipment,
prototype designs, and first article activities.

Assist in day-to-day production support to ensure the
production schedule is maintained. Provide
technical support analyzing and /or performing failure analysis for discrepant
production components, assemblies and field returns.

Design, qualify, document and introduce production and
service assembly/test fixtures and equipment.

Performs other duties as required.

Opportunities for the Candidate
include experience in the following skills

Design and Automation: Mechanical/Electro-mechanical
Design experience through tooling development. CAD software, control software,
microcontrollers, electrical motors, position sensors. Etc.

Failure Analysis, Design of Experiments, and Root cause

Cost analysis and cost reduction techniques and strategies.

Metrology and tolerancing practices. GD&T

Design for Manufacturing.


Skill/Job Requirements:
Candidate must be of high character and energy
with regard for detail.

Demonstrated Mechanical and/or Process
Engineering ability.

Demonstrated ability in failure analysis, problem
solving and continuous improvement.

Mechanical Engineering Major. Progression to
Junior or later GPA of 3.2 or Higher. College must be accredited.
Coursework in Mechatronics/robotics/controls desired

Solid modeling experience (ProE, SolidWorks, or

Experience using/learning MatLab, Python, C

Prior experience with: gears, motors, complex machined
parts, various sensor applications and technologies, including reliability
and performance assessment.

Demonstrated ability to effectively design

Prior experience with automated equipment,
complex mechanism manufacturing, or robotics.

Machine tool experiences a plus.

Prior involvement in
robotics design projects/competitions

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