Abbott Sr. Mechanical Engineering Technician in Sylmar, 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.


Position Summary

Performs research and engineering laboratory functions involving the layout, building, testing, troubleshooting, repairing and modification of mechanical or electo-mechanical materials, devices, assemblies, sub-assemblies, systems. and products.

Main Responsibilities

  • Perform experiments and tests associated with a variety of projects as assigned by engineering.

  • Participate as required within R&D on various engineering efforts for new product development and product characterization.

  • Assist in the generation of documentation (i.e. drawings, specs, procedures, travelers, protocols, reports, data-sheets etc.) required to support product development, equipment and test-method/procedure development and qualification.

  • Troubleshoot and suggest creative solutions to design and testing issues.

  • Coordinate and execute building of prototypes/products per engineering design and instruction as required.

  • Ability to handle and maneuver small components and parts.

  • Work with engineering on build/test fixturing

  • Perform assembly and testing of small tubing components by adhesive bonding, or heat reflowing.

  • Understanding of and ability to utilize electronic data collection systems and computer software packages and possibly ability to analyze data using basic statistics.

  • Ability to prioritize work by determining the sequencing and timing of different jobs based on precedence and importance.

  • Follow safety guidelines and utilize appropriate safety devices when performing all tasks that require such precautions.

  • Create and Maintain accurate records to recreate desired build processes, designs and test setups.

  • Willingness for active participation, active listening, interpreting, cooperation and flexibility to allow for a successful self-managed team.

  • Be able to clearly communicate ideas, problems and solutions to engineers.

  • Support all Company initiatives as identified by management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements.

  • Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments. 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.


  • Two year technical degree preferred or equivalent work experience

  • 5-7 years of experience with assembly or testing of parts

  • Experience with a variety of manufacturing/prototyping processes and lab equipment required.

  • Requires solid computer skills using Microsoft Office, Proficient using Microsoft Word and Excel

  • High attention to detail along with an aptitude and ability for fine-motor work.

  • Aptitude for learning and understanding operation and maintenance of equipment system.

  • Ability to work in a wet-lab environment and handle basic lab chemicals using the necessary safety protocols.

  • Knowledge/proficiency with OrCAD, Mentorgraphics PADs, AutoCAD, Solidworks, Creo, Minitab, Labview

  • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings and specifications.

  • Ability to work within a team and 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.

  • Multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.

  • Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail.

  • Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance.

  • Occasional or Regularly scheduled overtime is a requirement of this position.


Product Development


ASJM Abbott St. Jude Medical


United States > California : 13150 Telfair Avenue





Yes, 5 % of the Time


Not Applicable


Continuous standing 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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