Abbott Senior R&D Engineer in Plymouth, Minnesota
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.
The Senior R&D Engineer will use multidisciplinary engineering knowledge to design and develop innovative new products in the dynamic structural heart space where Abbott is a leading provider of solutions.
Conceptualize new devices using material knowledge and innovative mechanical design
Conceive and build prototypes
Establish requirements and specifications
Run empirical and experimental analysis
Work with outside consultants, vendors, and the medical community
Support animal and bench testing and clinical evaluations
Investigate issues and define root causes in complex systems
Support design reviews and physician visits
Plan, coordinate, and execute activity in support of project goals
Develop test methods and clinically relevant models
Identify and mitigate project risks
Maintain knowledge of the developing clinical environment (i.e. current treatment methods, evolving clinical needs etc.)
Comply with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments
Maintain positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors
Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical, or other related engineering field.
5+ years of related work experience, primarily in R&D engineering
Experience designing and testing medical devices preferred
Project management skills
Ability to lead small teams and to work within cross-functional teams as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment
Knowledge and understanding of a variety of engineering disciplines, theories and concepts, to support development of innovative approaches to problem solving
Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization
Experience with a variety of manufacturing processes and design for manufacturability preferred
Experience with modeling tools like SolidWorks preferred
Plastics injection molding and/or extrusion experience preferred
Metals experience a plus – stainless steel and nitinol material – including processing and evaluation methods
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