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Abbott Senior Mechanical Hardware Engineer 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 Sr. Mechanical Electrical Engineer to assist in development and sustaining engineering projects within the Cardiac Arrhythmia and Heart Failure, Electrophysiology division at Abbott. The position will be responsible for assisting in sustaining and continuing development of Abbott technologies including RF ablation generators, the EnSite Precision 3D mapping and navigation technology and the EP-WorkMate recording system family of products. This individual will be responsible for design changes and assessments for hardware both digital and analog, development of verification plans and reports, and associated design transfers to production.

Experience and Education required:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering or a related field.

  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant hardware design, development, and testing experience, including a general familiarity with manufacturing equipment/processes that are compatible with highly reliable electronic medical or similar devices.

  • 3-D CAD experience (Solidworks)

Preferered Qualifications

  • Ability to develop and implement novel product concepts as part of new or existing systems.

  • Ability to deliver research information which adds value to management’s decision-making process.

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

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

  • Statistical analysis, or similar tool sets are preferred

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

  • 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 10%, including internationally.

  • Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance.

  • Experience with metals (machining, forming) and plastics (molding, machining, forming)

  • Familiarity with IEC 60601 standard is desired

  • Knowledge of electronics is a plus

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs system design of capital equipment devices. Selects components, processes and proposes design alternatives.

  • Designs hardware to support features that are contained in the product definition. Develops hardware design specifications and is responsible for technology selection.

  • Assists the product definition team with feature selection.

  • 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.

  • Completes component and system designs using Solidworks. This includes setting and revising requirements and specifications, developing bill of materials, and completing documentation to ensure feasibility and verification of design performance.

  • Plans, coordinates, and assists in executing the activities of development teams in support of project goals.

  • Effectively communicates the project successes, risks, and roadblocks to the appropriate management levels.

  • Performs analysis of the product using both empirical and computational models to help identify and mitigate product and project risks.

  • Conceptualizes new designs using technical expertise and innovative approaches.

  • Interfaces with various internal functions, outside consultants, vendors, and the medical community.

  • Supports animal studies, bench testing, clinical evaluations, and production

  • Supports technical and design reviews

  • Leads and contributes to strategic initiatives for continuous improvement

  • Solves complex and diverse technical problems by applying sound judgment, creativity, appropriate data analysis, and technical expertise.

  • Establishes product requirements and specifications, including justification and supportive testing to the requirements and specifications, conferring with suppliers to understand manufacturing limits and refine product requirements

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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