Supplier Engineering Intern

Norcross, Georgia

University Hiring Program Eligibility Requirements:

  • University Enrollment: Must be currently enrolled in and returning to an accredited degree-seeking academic program in the Fall.
  • Internship Work Period: Must be available to work full-time (approximately 40 hours per week) during a 10-12 week period starting May or June. Specific start dates are shared during the recruiting process. 

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 mission of Supplier Engineering (SE) intern is to establish high quality and stable production processes for purchased components from suppliers operating under robust quality systems. Each SE is responsible for ensuring suppliers meet Intuitive requirements for product quality, cost, and service. This includes:

  • Identify the correct process for manufacturing the part, considering process quality, long term capacity and total lifecycle cost.
  • Identify where Design For Manufacturing (DFM) is appropriate to achieve higher quality, lower costs or better supply chain capacity
  • Qualify new components via the Production Part Qualification Process (PPQP), qualify capacity increases and production changes in our supply base via the Supplier Change Request (SCR) process, manage part quality issues via the management of Quality Notifications, and manage corrective and preventive actions with our suppliers via the Supplier Corrective Action Request (SCAR) process.
  • Educate internal customers and suppliers regarding supplier quality, process and operational capabilities, best value manufacturing methods and tooling for key supplier processes

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • As part of the Supplier Engineering team, the intern will assist with migrating prototype and existing designs to production manufacturing solutions. This will include one or more of the following: 
  • Provide DFM feedbacks from suppliers to relevant stakeholders to be implemented for design or manufacturing improvements
  • Work with internal and external customers to address Variance Requests and non-conformances
  • Consolidate material selections, material selected for better manufacturability/lower cost and implemented proper test controls
  • Support Component Manufacturing Method and Supplier Selection
  • Help aggregate quotes and balance effort to change design to implement and tooling cost against BOM Cost reduction

Skills, Experience, Education, & Training:

  • Current enrollment in a Mechanical Engineering, Material Engineering or related degree-seeking program at the Bachelor’s level
  • Some Machining, Machine Design and Mechanics of Materials coursework completed.
  • Experience with GD&T, ideally including experience with change control is 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, 25 % of the Time

Travel Requirements:Yes, 25 % of the Time Shift:Shift 1 - Day

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