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Component Engineer

Sunnyvale, CA
Amick Brown is seeking an experienced COMPONENT ENGINEER for our direct client.
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
Duration: 8 Months. 

  • At our clients, 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. Our mission is our guiding force; our culture is the DNA that makes us unique.
  • As a pioneer in robotic-assisted surgery (RAS), we have been expanding our innovations through technology to help make a difference in the world.
  • For 25 years, human ingenuity has guided our journey to help solve some of healthcare’s complex challenges.
  • We believe a great idea can come from anywhere-inclusion and mutual respect are vital to our culture.
  • We value character grounded in integrity, a strong capacity to learn, the energy to get things done, and diverse 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 strive to 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 help to advance the world of minimally invasive care.

Primary Function of Position
  • The mission of Supplier Engineering is to bring top quality components to our production lines by building a world-class supplier network that can ensure continuity of supply, scale to support demand, YoY cost reductions and mitigated supply chain risks.
  • This role will support Instruments and Accessories on the DaVinci platform to execute strategic projects that launch new products;
  • Optimize commodities, sub-commodities and individual suppliers; and execute detailed projects with suppliers to implement changes and improvements affecting quality, cost, capacity, risk, and sub-supplier management.

Roles and Responsibilities
  • This position has responsibility and authority to
  • Drive projects with suppliers to continually improve supply base business and manufacturing process performance to meet our clients requirements for supplier excellence using a collection of best practices in project management, Six Sigma, Lean, SPC, and negotiation
  • Select the right process and supplier for the part, considering long term fit and total cost of ownership
  • Complete project/ part qualification deliverables including: Supplier pFMEA, Process Validations (IQ/OQ/PQ), Inspection Reports, Gage R&R, and Process Capability Analysis
  • Work with suppliers to execute cost reductions, capacity improvements, and risk mitigation
  • Manage supplier changes including manufacturing process changes, production optimization, facility changes, new equipment qualification, and new line validations
  • Drive changes to ISI requirements as necessary by initiating and managing changes to specifications and drawings through the engineering change order process
  • Own and drive to closure supplier variances from symptom through root cause analysis to corrective action, including careful CAPA/SCAR documentation
  • Effectively prioritize and advance multiple concurrent projects and tasks
  • Clearly communicate project status to key stakeholders
  • Build, own, and relentlessly pursue a vision for developing suppliers
  • Understand proper level of documentation detail for tracking of actions and justification of decisions
  • Generate key metrics for the team and suppliers, and continually drive for timely achievement of those metrics.

Required Skills  
  • In order to adequately perform the responsibilities of this position the individual must possess:
  • Minimum Education: BS degree in Engineering or equivalent experience, advanced degree preferred
  • Minimum 10 years related experience in engineering and manufacturing
  • Minimum 3 or more years related experience in Supplier Management and Development.
  • Proven ability to lead teams to solve difficult technical and process problems
  • Previous Medical Device manufacturing experience highly desirable
  • Experience with the manufacture and/or design of machined metal components, metal injection molding, stamping, and welding.
  • Deep understanding of materials as they relate to design and manufacturability preferred
  • Experience with the manufacture and/or design of plastic injection molded components is a plus.
  • Ability to read and interpret detailed mechanical drawings and communicating technical information
  • Significant computer experience using Windows, Word, Excel and Access and ERP Information Systems, preferably SAP and Agile application software
  • Sense of purpose combined with a strong ability to execute
  • Excellent communication skills a must
  • Our clients 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.
Amick Brown is an Information Technology consulting company specializing in ERP, Data Analytics, Information Security, Application Development, Networking, and Cloud Computing. The company was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in San Ramon, California.
Regular full-time employees are eligible for the following Amick Brown provided benefits: 
  • Health
  • Vision
  • Dental
  • 401k with company match
  • Paid time off
  • Sick Leave
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Wellness & Discount Programs


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