Abbott Senior Mechanical Engineer, R&D 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.


We are seeking an experienced, high caliber Senior Engineer, R&D. to use multidisciplinary engineering knowledge and experience to make critical contributions to a team designing and developing innovative mechanical and electro-mechanical medical devices in support of the company’s strategic plan. Apply engineering expertise and analytical and practical engineering principles in leading the design and analysis of mechanical systems. Provide a level of leadership, technical expertise, enthusiasm and innovation engaging with cross-functional teams to resolve technical problems. Possess an affinity to learn, grow and mentor while collaborating with team members from different geographical regions, as well as with suppliers and customers.

Job Duties

  • Design and develop devices to diagnose and treat cardiac arrhythmias

  • Fabricate and test prototypes

  • Establish design performance requirements and specifications

  • Use experimental, empirical and numerical analysis to evaluate designs

  • Develop models and test methods

  • Identify and mitigate project risks

  • Work with internal departments and external vendors to obtain prototype parts

  • Support pre-clinical testing of devices

  • Lead design reviews and support physician visits

  • Maintain understanding of the developing clinical environment

  • Maintain understanding of Abbott and external regulatory policies


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering

  • 5+ years’ experience developing new products

  • Experience with a variety of manufacturing processes and designing for manufacturability

  • Ability to lead small teams and to work within large multi-discipline teams as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment

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

  • Ability to multitask and prioritize

  • Working knowledge of design tools and techniques such as CAD, Six Sigma, DFM, and DOE

  • Ability to travel approximately 5%, including internationally


Product Development


ASJM Abbott St. Jude Medical


United States > Minnesota : 5050 Nathan Lane N.





Yes, 5 % of the Time


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.

We invite you to explore opportunities at Abbott , to see if your talents and career aspirations may fit with our openings. An equal opportunity employer, Abbott welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

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