Abbott Engineer I, Mechanical in Sylmar, California

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.

This position will have double duties as Test Engineer and CAD group supervisor. Working under general supervision, designs test methods to validate design inputs that are included as part of new product definitions. Responsible to generate Test Method protocols and identify validation strategy. Work requires the application of theoretical principles, evaluation, ingenuity, and creative/analytical techniques typically acquired in a recognized four-year or more academic course of study. Applies engineering and scientific principles to the evaluation and solution of technical problems. Exercises basic technical judgment in planning, organizing, performing, and/or coordinating engineering work. Cad supervisor responsibilities include monitoring incoming work and assigning tasks to group members. Work requires designing and preparing CAD drawings from observations, sketches or written specifications. Provides CAD incorporation support for engineering change orders (ECO’s) as needed. Responsible for generating monthly deliverables metrics for the group. Applies engineering skills and works with management to establish a strategy for short and long term value added solutions by the CAD team. Routinely uses the most effective, cost efficient and best practices to execute processes.

  • Design parts to meet specific design goals

  • Use empirical and experimental analysis to evaluate designs.

  • Involved in test method and fixture development

  • Perform Test Method validation activities

  • Identify potential issues with designs

  • Work with internal departments and outside vendors to obtain prototype parts

  • Support invention disclosures

  • Plan, coordinate, and execute activity in support of project goals

  • Gain an understanding of the quality and regulatory requirements of SJM, FDA and ISO regulations

  • Independently manage time and completion of assigned tasks

  • 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’s degree in Mechanical Engineering (or closely related) with 0-3 years experience

  • Experience designing and testing medical devices preferred

  • Exposure to a variety of manufacturing processes and designing for manufacturability preferred

  • 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.

  • Solidworks, CREO or other CAD experience required

  • 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 on occasion.

  • 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 corpjat@abbott.com