Abbott Electrical Engineer I in St. Paul, Minnesota

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.

We are seeking an experienced, high caliber Electrical Engineer I. This position will design and develop manufacturing processes and support production and service activities in order to meet daily production schedules while enhancing productivity, cost and product quality. Product lines supported are comprised of electronic systems used in Electrophysiology, Vascular, Neuromodulation and Heart Failure clinical settings, to better the lives of patients around the globe.

Each employee can make a difference at Abbott and has the power, either individually or as a team, to influence the success of the company. We are team-oriented, fast-paced and progressive. We value people with great ideas who partner with others both internally and externally to take action and accomplish goals.

Impact this role will have on Abbott:

  • Troubleshoot manufacturing process and equipment using understanding of electronics, software, circuits and systems

  • Design and develop manufacturing processes, in order to meet daily production schedules while enhancing productivity and product quality

  • Identify and execute cost reduction activities

  • Evaluation of production equipment

  • Production support and process validation

  • Interface with vendors for incoming components

  • Understand Lean manufacturing concepts like Value Stream mapping, 5S and Visual Workplace to improve quality, labor efficiency, and throughput.

  • Protocol and report writing

  • Generate and modify manufacturing process documentation

  • Work with cross functional teams as required

  • Develop and implement process improvements

  • Resolves and/or facilitates resolution of problems including identifying causes to prevent re-occurrence

  • 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

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

  • Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, a related field or equivalent

  • 0-3 years of relevant engineering experience

  • Demonstrated experience with electronic hardware or software systems

Your preferred qualifications and education:

  • Experience working in medical device or other regulated industry

  • Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross-division business unit model preferred

  • Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment

  • 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 travel approximately 5%, including internationally

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 corpjat@abbott.com