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.
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.
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