Abbott Designer/Drafter - Solidworks in Roseville, 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.


Position Summary

Responsible for designing/ modeling product components for new and existing medical devices/ (e.g. assemblies/equipment/fixtures/programmers/leads/stents) into detail drawings and documentation using Computer Aided Design (CAD) and other tools.

Main Responsibilities

Model product from concepts using available tools, analysis techniques, and technologies through use of parametric CAD software and other mechanisms.

Perform Mechanical design/redesign of medical device products applying industry standards (e.g.

ASME Y14.5M-1994) to detail drawings.

Create/modify/maintain documentation using CAD tools that are tied to a data management system.

Provide support for OEM device documentation and Bill of Material structure support.

Completes document packages by detailing parts and creating BOM and schematics following layouts, sketches and verbal instructions to ensure that all of the needed documentation is available for manufacturing process.

Reviews and verifies design work of peers to check for compliance with standards and corporate procedures.

May review Change Order (CO) package by reading information on COs (e.g. document description) and supplemental information (e.g., preliminary sketch) in order to identify missing information.

May generate COs

May provide illustrations, animation and web publishing solutions that allow communication of 2D/3D product information for interactive assembly, maintenance/ restoration of documentation, product presentations and Federal and International compliance.

May provide design support to other sites of business, as needed.


May provide work direction to other employees in work group.

Actively participates in comprehensive development of plans including an outline of duties and project assignments.

Demonstrates independence by prioritizing and completing assignments.

Solves unusually complex problems and provides solutions which are highly innovative and ingenious.

Develops information which extends the existing boundaries of knowledge in a given field.

Troubleshoots problems.

Virtually self-supervised.

Determines and pursues courses of action necessary to obtain desired results.

Acts independently or works under consultative direction toward predetermined long-range goals.

Assignments are often self-initiated.


Two-year degree with 8+ years related experience or equivalent combination of education and technical work experience. May also require a license or certification in the area of expertise. Applies superior knowledge of highly complex technical concepts and/or develops highly advanced technologies or processes. Thorough understanding of product or systems fundamentals in cross functional areas. Recommends/utilizes/interprets advanced numerical and statistical data and/or computer software programs to present documentation and analysis and resolve complex problems. Will perform this job in a quality system environment. Failure to adequately perform tasks can result in noncompliance with governmental regulations. Performs and guides technical activities resulting from self-initiated or assigned programs leading to innovative applications of existing or new products, systems, or technologies having major importance to the department and organization. Creates the technical basis, including Records of Invention, patents, product definitions, developments and processes for proprietary positions having potential benefits for the business.


Operations Quality


AVD Vascular


United States > Roseville : 2825 Fairview Avenue North





Yes, 10 % of the Time




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)

Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.

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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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