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Abbott Senior R&D Engineer in Santa Clara, California

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Position Summary

Responsible for providing 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.



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.


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.


Bachelor's degree 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.

Minimum Experience / Training Required:

** Medical Devices experience

** Catheter experience

** Robotics experience a plus

** SolidWorks experience a must

(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

dentifiable 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.



An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email