Abbott Mechanical Engineer II (Neuro Leads) in Plano, Texas

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their 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, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

We are seeking an experienced, high caliber Mechanical Engineer to support and sustain neurostimulation leads and implant tools/accessories. This position requires a mechanical engineer ready to be a team player and support projects from initial scoping, through development, testing, manufacturing readiness and long term sustaining of the product line. This engineer will use a wide variety of technical skills and reasoning in analyzing mechanical systems (e.g. for stress and strain, wear, or defect), designing mechanical systems, designing and running tests (e.g. mechanical and/or reliability testing), root-causing, improving or resolving product features, and documenting findings (e.g. protocols/test reports, engineering memos). Experience with Spinal Anatomy and Class III medical devices is strongly preferred but not required.

Impact this role will have on Abbott:

Join the team at Abbott that develops medical devices to manage chronic pain, Parkinson's, and other neurological disorders. Our team produces the leads and implant tools for devices implanted into the brain and epidural space. We change lives and restore hope when it’s lost.

Your required experience(s), education and knowledge will further expand Abbott’s marketplace success:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or Biomedical Engineering.

  • 3+ years’ experience in R&D.

  • Experience designing and testing mechanical systems.

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

  • Experience with hands-on prototyping and being in the lab running experiments and evaluations.

  • Ability to work within small or large multi-disciplinary teams as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills are required for satisfying internal customers (e.g. in supporting Marketing, Manufacturing Engineering, Quality)

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

  • Ability to communicate with internal departments and external vendors to obtain prototype parts.

  • Experience with root cause analysis tools, FMEA, and CAPA.

  • Experience developing test methods, running standard mechanical and electro-mechanical test methods, and documenting results.

  • Experience utilizing CAD & analytical design tools.

  • Experience using experimental, empirical and numerical analysis to analyze designs.

  • Demonstrated ability to identify and mitigate sub-assembly risks.

  • Experience establishing and testing specifications.

  • Experience writing protocols and reports.

  • General understanding of Design Controls, Verification/Validation testing, and Risk Documentation.

  • Familiarity with FDA’s 21 CFR Part 820 and ISO regulation, and what documentation is required by regulatory bodies for Class III devices.

Your preferred qualifications and education:

  • Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.

  • Experience with Solidworks

  • Familiar with Spinal Anatomy.

  • Experience with Test Method Validation and Gage R&R.

  • Experience in polymer processing (injection molding, extrusion, reflow, bonding).

  • Experience with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)

  • Experience designing and testing medical devices.

  • Experience establishing user needs and product requirements.

  • Experience with Design for Six Sigma or Quality Function Deployment, and Design for Manufacturability or similar tool set.

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