Abbott Sr. R & D Engineer in Santa Clara, 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.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Position Summary

Responsible for providing mechanical engineering support in the creation and the development of new medical device products (invasive and non-invasive).

Main Responsibilities

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.

Accountability

(Influence/Leadership) Establishes and cultivates an extensive network of support to facilitate completion of assignments.

Participates in the development of less experienced staff by setting an example, providing guidance and work direction, and offering counsel. May lead a project team.

Participates in determining goals and objectives for projects.

Influences middle management on technical or business solutions. May interact with vendors.

(Planning/Organization) Plans and organizes non-routine tasks w/approval.

Initiates or maintains work schedule. Establishes priorities of work assignments.

(Decision Making/Impact) Exercises judgment in selecting innovative, practical methods to achieve problem resolution.

Failure to obtain results or erroneous decisions or recommendations would typically result in serious program delays and considerable expenditure of resources.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree (Mechanical Engineering preferred) plus 6+ years of related work experience with a strong understanding of specified functional area, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience. Advanced degree preferred.

  • Develops test procedures, test fixtures and designs experiments to evaluate implant mechanical performance, including durability evaluation

  • Responsible for test method validation and documentation

Required skills:

  • Experience in SolidWorks or other CAD software

  • Experience in mechanical test fixture design

Desired skills:

  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering or related field

  • Experience in test method development and validation

(Technical/Business Knowledge (Job Skills)) Wide application of technical principles, practices, and procedures. Strong understanding of business unit function and cross group dependencies/relationships. 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 problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Exercises judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Has a sound knowledge of various technical alternatives and their impact.

NO RELOCATION ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE FOR THIS POSITION. OPEN TO CONSIDER CANDIDATES WILLING TO RELOCATE AT THEIR OWN EXPENSE.

JOB FAMILY:

Product Development

DIVISION:

AVD Vascular

LOCATION:

United States > Santa Clara : Building B - SC Floor-2

ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS:

WORK SHIFT:

Standard

TRAVEL:

Yes, 10 % of the Time

MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE:

Yes

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)

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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