Abbott Electrical Engineer II in St. Paul, 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.

We are looking for a high caliber Electrical Engineer II to perform the layout, construction, and evaluation of a variety of prototype Printed Circuit Boards, fixtures, and tools. Applies engineering and scientific principles to the evaluation and solution of technical problems. Exercises technical judgment in planning, organizing, performing, coordinating and/or directing engineering work. Performs engineering studies. Remains abreast of and consults on technical advancements. Identifies and routinely uses the most effective and cost-efficient practices to execute processes; continually evaluates their effectiveness and appropriateness.

Job Duties:

  • Provides supporting services and tooling at the direction of senior engineers and scientists.

  • Lays out and constructs a variety of prototype tools and fixtures required for development purposes.

  • Conducts evaluations, tests and analyses related to feasibility and function.

  • Performs troubleshooting and fault isolation activities on a variety of breadboards and hybrids.

  • Conducts measurements specified in design verification plans, documents and tabulates results, and provides engineering test reports.

  • Documents custom tools with specifications, schematics and mechanical layouts to support document control and tool release.

  • 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.

General Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in electrical/electronic engineering or related engineering field.

  • A minimum of three years of relevant work experience in performing the layout construction, and evaluation of a variety of Printed Circuit Boards, fixtures and tools.

  • Demonstrated ability to understand and comply with applicable FDA regulations and Company operating procedures, processes, policies and tasks.

  • Demonstrated personal computer skills, including spreadsheet, word processing, database management, and specialized applications.

  • Advanced credential or professional certification in a relevant discipline/concentration desired.

  • Six-Sigma knowledge and experience desired.

  • Training and experience in manufacturing processes and methods desired, especially in the manufacturing of medical devices.

  • 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.

  • Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects.

  • 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 10%, including internationally.

  • Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance.

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