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Abbott Associate Mechanical Engineer in Santa Clara, California

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.


The key to successful treatment and full recovery is often fast, accurate diagnosis. Abbott’s life-changing tests and diagnostic tools provide insights that enable smarter, faster decisions and transform the way the world is managing health.

Our pioneering technology spans the world of healthcare operations — with medical diagnostic instruments, tests, automation and informatics solutions for hospitals, reference labs, blood centers, emergency departments, physician offices and clinics.

Our location in Santa Clara, California currently has an opportunity for an Associate Mechanical Engineer.


The Associate Mechanical Engineer within Abbott Hematology is a critical member of the new product development organization and contributes to new feature development, system reliability and performance improvement project.

The mechanical engineer completes professional level engineering assignments related to a specific field or discipline. Participates in projects involving the Design, development, validation, and manufacture of complex instrument subassemblies, systems or processes. Responsibilities also include implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system.

  • Develops models of mechanical systems and engineering drawings within SolidWorks.

  • Reviews, generates, and approves related inputs such as drawings and specifications.

  • Coordinates with technical support personnel to conduct prototype or experimental runs of products or processes.

  • Completes tasks within an outline with suggestions for methods of approach and procedures to follow.

  • Provides input to the product teams regarding the development of new designs, methods or processes.

  • Reviews literature, patents, and current practices relevant to the solution of current problems.

  • Participates as part of product design team.

  • Exchanges information with product team members, designers and techs, and other engineering personnel.

  • Delivers recommendations and suggestions to other product team members.

  • Defines Problems/ Recommends Solutions: Applies standard theoretical models and leading-edge methodologies to interpret, draw conclusions, and recommend options, reviews literature and patents., Creates/ Modifies Designs for Basic Problems: Creates or modifies basic designs and supporting documentation based on design requirements.

  • Plans Activity Structure: Makes plans, executes and revises as needed to accomplish assigned individual tasks to meet expectations (cost, quality, time).

  • Performs Assessments & Executes Test Protocols: Establishes and reviews protocol requirements and determines validity of the test with guidance and review from senior engineers.

  • Exchanges Information: Exchanges information with appropriate frequency and within a time frame to maximize its utility and promote cross functional collaboration, verifies that information is understood by the recipient.

  • Operates under close supervision.

  • Opportunity for independent action is limited by structure provided for tasks.

  • Reviews, generates, and approves related inputs such as drawings.



  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering, science or closely related discipline or sufficient practical and transferable experience to demonstrate functional equivalence to a degree.

  • 0 - 2 years relevant experience.

  • Knowledge of regulations and standards affecting IVDs and Biologics.

Preferred – Please Modify

  • Demonstrated excellence in SolidWorks modeling

  • Strong problem solving skills for the purpose of product development

  • Experience and understanding of reliability of complex systems

  • Knowledge of biomedical devices / technologies

  • A passion for learning an drive to master new technologies

  • A degree in engineering


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

  • Training and career development , with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance

  • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans

  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs

  • Paid time off

  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match

  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully: www.abbottbenefits.com at http://www.abbottbenefits.com/pages/candidate.aspx

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

Connect with us at www.abbott.com at http://www.abbott.com/ , on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

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