Abbott Designer I, CAD in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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.


The primary function of the CAD I position will under direct supervision is to support engineers and technicians in the creation and revision of CAD models and/or detailed drawings for medical devices, fixtures, and tooling.


  • Generate 3D CAD models of new and existing design concepts using SolidWorks.

  • Generate detailed drawings of new and existing design concepts.

  • Adhere to and apply current industry drafting standards to detailed drawings.

  • Collaborate with engineers and technicians to optimize new and existing designs.

  • Maintain CAD files and corresponding documents in all existing data management systems.

  • Process engineering change requests, updating all applicable documents to current SJM standards.

  • Ability to use existing processes and procedures to solve routine problems.

  • Ensure requirements of the PDP process are followed as necessary.

  • Ensure that quality system requirements are being met.

  • Ensure a safe work environment consistent with OSHA requirements and St. Jude Medical Policies.

  • Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.

  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned.

Your experience(s), education and knowledge will further expand St. Jude Medical’s marketplace success:

  • Associates Degree in Design/Drafting required or equivalent work experience

  • 0-3 years’ experience

  • Experience using SolidWorks

  • Required to achieve "Certified Solidworks Professional" status within 2 years or less of employment

  • Experience using Microsoft Office products

  • Experience using Windchill with Workgroup Manager or other PLM/PDM system

  • Exposure to a variety of machining/manufacturing processes and designing for manufacturability. (e.g. Injection Molding, CNC Machining, Laser Cutting, Laser Welding, Extrusions, Braiding)

  • Experience using engineering measurement tools such as calipers and micrometers.

  • Willingness to learn Creo and AutoCAD mechanical through OTJ or professional training courses.

  • Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.

  • Ability to work effectively within a team in a fast-paced changing environment.

  • Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects.

  • Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.

  • Multi-tasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.

  • Strong organizational, planning, and follow-up skills

  • Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance.


Product Development


ASJM Abbott St. Jude Medical


United States > Minnesota : 5050 Nathan Lane N.





Not specified


Not Applicable


Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Keyboard use (greater or equal to 50% of the workday)

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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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