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Abbott Senior R&D 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 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Job Summary:

Provides mechanical design engineering support for the design and development of company products. Works closely with product development team to achieve product development goals.

Job Duties:

  • Completes mechanical design of medical device components and complex assemblies.

  • Completes engineering drawings, and specifications.

  • Designs and fabricates fixtures and accessories to support prototyping activities.

  • Assists in the assembly and testing of prototypes to characterize design performance.

  • Completes characterization and selection of materials to support design development.

  • Develops, documents, and executes test methods for characterization of design attributes.

  • Authors or support the completion of technical reports.

  • May develop and present technical data to a larger team.

  • Formulates and implements research and development programs, policies, and procedures required to support profitable growth.

  • Interfaces and collaborates effectively with internal and external team members to ensure development programs meet regulatory and customer requirements.

  • Provides technical assistance for diagnosing design performance issues.

  • Develops and documents test plan protocols, standard operating procedures, specifications and test procedures.

  • 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.


  • Four-year degree (Engineering) in a technical field, preferably mechanical, biomedical engineering; is REQUIRED.

  • Master’s degree in a technical field desired but not required.

  • Minimum of six plus years’ experience in medical device design experience is REQUIRED

  • Demonstrated proficiency in SolidWorks component and assembly design

  • Experience with mechanical and materials testing systems (Instron)

  • Experience in injection molded component design is desired

  • 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 approximately 25%, including internationally.

  • Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance.


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 (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 , 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