Abbott Staff Research & Development Engineer in Menlo Park, California
At Abbott, we're committed to helping you live your best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 94,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve. Please note that candidates need to be eligible to work in the U.S. without Abbott sponsorship.
Responsible for providing engineering support in the creation and the development of new medical device products (invasive and non-invasive).
Researches, develops, designs, and evaluates mechanical and electro-mechanical materials, components, assemblies, processes and/or equipment.
Conducts feasibility studies to verify capability and functionality.
Develops new concepts from initial design to market release.
Directs support personnel and coordinates project activities.
Write and submit intellectual property (patents).
Maintains detailed documentation throughout all phases of research and development.
Investigates and evaluates existing technologies.
Reviews or coordinates vendor activities to support development.
Write and submit professional articles for technical journals.
(Influence/Leadership) Understands business environment and relates extensive knowledge of internal and external technological activities to trends.
Interfaces with senior management on significant matters, often requiring the coordination of activity across organizational units.
Participates in the development of other technical contributors by facilitating training and providing feedback and guidance.
May lead a project team.
Provides technical leadership to business units.
Acts as a mentor to less-experienced staff and may provide work direction or supervise other technical employees.
Exercises judgment independently.
(Planning/Organization) Plans and organizes project assignments of substantial variety and complexity.
Initiates or maintains schedule for projects and project milestones.
Establishes priorities of individual or project assignments.
(Decision Making/Impact) Selects methods and techniques to lead a project to completion.
Erroneous decisions or recommendations would typically result in failure to achieve major organizational objectives.
May consider at lower level depending on experience.
Bachelor's degree (Engineering) plus 9+ years of related work experience with a complete understanding of specified functional area, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience. Advanced degree preferred.
** Catheter design, and deliver system design experience preferred.
(Technical/Business Knowledge (Job Skills)) Comprehensive knowledge of a particular technological field.
Uses in-depth knowledge of business unit functions and cross group dependencies/ relationships.
Is recognized as an expert in work group and across functions.
Will perform this job in a quality system environment.
Failure to adequately perform tasks can result in noncompliance with governmental regulations.
(Cognitive Skills) Works on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors.
Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
Has broad knowledge of various technical alternatives and their potential impact on the business.
United States > Menlo Park : 3885 Bohannon Drive
Yes, 10 % of the Time
SIGNIFICANT WORK ACTIVITIES:
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Continuous standing for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
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Abbott is about the power of health. For more than 125 years, Abbott has been helping people reach their potential — because better health allows people and communities to achieve more. With a diverse, global network serving customers in more than 150 countries, we create new solutions — across the spectrum of health, around the world, for all stages of life. Whether it’s next-generation diagnostics, life-changing devices, science-based nutrition, or novel reformulations, we are advancing some of the most innovative and revolutionary technologies in healthcare, helping people live their best lives through better health.
The people of Abbott come to work each day with relentless energy, enthusiasm and a promise to enhance the health and well-being of millions of people. They push the boundaries to help manage and treat some of life’s greatest health challenges.
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