Abbott Engineer II, 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.

Use multidisciplinary engineering knowledge designing and developing innovative implantable medical devices within a collaborative and highly regulated team environment.

Job Duties:

  • Design sub-assemblies to meet broad design goals, establish requirements and specifications

  • Use empirical, numerical and experimental analysis to analyze and critique designs

  • Build prototype concepts using rapid prototyping techniques

  • Develop and validate test methods

  • Create intellectual property

  • Work with internal departments and external vendors to obtain prototype parts and evaluate their capabilities and limitations

  • Support pre-clinical and clinical testing of implantable medical devices

  • Prepare materials for detailed formal design reviews

  • Have a clear understanding of the clinical environment (i.e. current treatment methods, evolving clinical needs etc.).

  • Have a clear understanding of the quality and regulatory requirements of a medical device company including FDA and International medical device regulations.

  • Capable of managing a project within the framework of a regulated medical device company including using Design Controls and Risk Management to estimate and ameliorate risks throughout the design process.

  • Have a clear understanding of overall scheduling related activities and be able to manage time and tasks within a defined schedule

  • Support all Company initiatives as identified by management and in support of Quality Management

  • Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements.

  • Comply with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements,

  • company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments.

  • Maintain positive and cooperative communication and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering

  • 3-5 years experience

  • Experience designing and testing relevant medical devices preferred

  • Experience with a wide variety of manufacturing processes and DFM 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 a timely manner

  • Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as an attention to detail

  • Solidworks, Pro/E or other CAD experience required

  • Analytical design, Design for Six Sigma, or similar tool set preferred

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

  • 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