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Consumables Manufacturing Manager



Fremont, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

Company Description:

We are creating the future of brain-computer interfaces: building devices now that have the potential to help people with paralysis regain mobility and independence and invent new technologies that could expand our abilities, our community, and our world.

Team Description:

The Surgery & Robotics Engineering Team tackles challenges across surgical robotics, such as creating next-gen hardware to drive total brain surgery time down from hours to seconds; designing laser-micromachining for micron-precision geometries for surgical end effectors; developing ways to reach deeper brain targets while balancing the competing goals of endpoint accuracy and minimally invasive insertion; and scaling from hundreds to millions of surgeries.

Job Description and Responsibilities:

We’re looking for a Manufacturing Engineer who will lead a team of technicians to build and scale the manufacturing of the consumables used in our robotic surgeries, including the Needle Cartridge, the end effector of the robot that inserts the electrodes into the cortex.

In this role, you will own day-to-day production planning and fulfillment of the robot and surgery consumables. You will initially lead a small team of technicians and production engineers and eventually build out the team further as the company scales. You will act as the interface to engineering, quality, and other manufacturing departments across Neuralink as the responsible person for robot and surgery consumables manufacturing.

The right person for this role can demonstrate a history of owning and solving challenging manufacturing problems in a fast-paced, resource-limited environment. If you are someone who thrives in such an environment, then this role is for you.

  • Manage a production team to keep up with current demand for consumables across the company
  • Work with design engineers to scale production by 100x in the next few years
  • Develop and implement quality control protocols based on ISO 13485 and FDA regulations
  • Generate and maintain comprehensive documentation, including Device Master Records (DMR) and Design History Files (DHF)
  • Collaborate with supply chain and shipping and receiving teams to improve inventory management systems
  • Develop incoming quality control procedures
  • Investigate and resolve manufacturing issues promptly, closing the loop with engineering teams as necessary
  • Collaborate with R&D teams to translate design requirements into efficient and scalable manufacturing processes
  • Conduct risk assessments and implement mitigation strategies to ensure product safety and reliability
  • Conduct root cause analysis for deviations and implement continuous improvement initiatives

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s of Science (B.S) degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or a related field or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of experience in manufacturing (or design) of complex mechanical systems or similar, inclusive of operating the manufacturing floor in some capacity
  • Demonstrated ability to creatively deliver hardware in a resource-constrained environment
  • Demonstrated direct team leadership skills inclusive of hiring and personnel management, with backing examples
  • Personal experience physically manufacturing hardware via any means (machining, fabrication, soldering, assembly, etc.); work on personal projects is a plus
  • A genuine interest in manufacturing and passion for learning
  • Strong operational background inclusive of items such as optimizing processes, optimizing labor inputs, and scheduling production to meet volatile demand

Preferred Qualifications:

  • ISO 13485 or equivalent medical device manufacturing familiarity
  • Familiarity with FDA 21 CFR Part 820 and other applicable standards
  • Solidworks proficiency

Pay Transparency:

Based on California law, the following details are for California individuals only:

California base salary range:
$110,000$131,000 USD
For Full-Time Employees, your compensation package will include two major components: salary and equity. Guidance on salary for this role will be determined according to the level at which you enter the organization, with the ability to gain more over time as you contribute. In addition, Full-Time Employees are eligible for the following benefits listed below.

What We Offer:

  • An opportunity to change the world and work with some of the smartest and most talented experts from different fields
  • Growth potential; we rapidly advance team members who have an outsized impact
  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance through a PPO plan
  • Paid holidays
  • Commuter benefits
  • Meals provided
  • Equity + 401(k) plan *Temporary Employees & Interns excluded
  • Parental leave *Temporary Employees & Interns excluded
  • Flexible time off *Temporary Employees & Interns excluded

Multiple studies have found that a higher percentage of women and BIPOC candidates won't apply if they don't meet every listed qualification. Neuralink values candidates of all backgrounds. If you find yourself excited by our mission but you don't check every box in the description, we encourage you to apply anyway!

Neuralink provides equal opportunity in all of our employment practices to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military status, genetic information or any other category protected by federal, state and local laws. This policy applies to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruitment, hiring, compensation, promotion, transfer, disciplinary action, layoff, return from layoff, training and social, and recreational programs. All such employment decisions will be made without unlawfully discriminating on any prohibited basis.

If you need a reasonable accommodation at any point in the interview process, please let us know. Reasonable accommodations are modifications or adjustments to the application or hiring process that would enable you to fully participate in those processes. Examples of reasonable accommodations include but are not limited to:

  • Documents in alternate formats or read aloud to you
  • Having interviews in an accessible location
  • Being accompanied by a service dog
  • Having a sign language interpreter present for the interview