Abbott Engineer II, Test Development 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.

Designs and develops new software and hardware to test new products. Investigates and resolves production problems involving test equipment software and hardware. 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, cost efficient and best practices to execute processes; continually evaluates their effectiveness and appropriateness.

  • Develops hardware interfaces, including test points within design, and develops software to test design using Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) testers. Assists others in the design and development of interface hardware, probes, fixtures and circuit boards to test silicon wafers and medical devices.

  • Maintains existing software. Installs changes as necessary to provide testing for updates to existing product designs. Updates all documentation to support changes.

  • Generates project plans and software and hardware documents relative to the resolution of problems and/or the implementation of new test software.

  • Identifies and resolves discrepancies between new design test requirements and test system capabilities using hardware or software designs.

  • Writes test plans and conducts design verification testing of hardware.

  • Coordinates transfer of device and test software into production and provides follow-up support to facilitate resolution of problems.

  • 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.


  • Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering or related engineering field. Minimum of three years of progressively more responsible work experience in electrical test or test equipment design/development, as well as experience in mixed signal automatic testing.

  • Basic familiarity with "C" programming or similar programming languages. Broad familiarity or experience with mixed signal (analog/digital) Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) systems; expertise in one or more relevant specialties.

  • 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.

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