Job ID: 289602814  |  Last Updated: 7/31/2018

Engineer I, R&D

Plymouth, MN
Applicant Contact
Megan Knutson
Accepts J-1 Visas

Job Description

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.

Working under general supervision, the R&D Engineer I is responsible for providing engineering support to system verification. Responsibilities include investigating, defining, analyzing, documenting and testing activities associated with the development of larger systems (hardware, software, and catheter). Work requires the application of theoretical principles and creative/analytical techniques typically acquired in a recognized four-year or more academic course of study. Applies engineering and scientific principles to the evaluation and solution of technical problems. Exercises an appropriate level of technical judgment in planning, organizing, performing and coordinating product development engineering assignments.

Impact this role will have within the division:

Develop new test equipment/methods and perform the validations as required.
Performs mechanical dimensioning and tolerance evaluations of components, drawings, and tooling through the use of computer-aided design (CAD; i.e. Solidworks) techniques
Resolves and/or facilitates the resolution of problems including identifying causes to prevent re-occurance
Validates equipment and processes as required
Work independently and as a team member to plan, write, and execute test cases according to internal processes, FDA regulatory, and ISO standard procedures.
Participate in the requirements, hazard analysis, and design reviews for new features.
Design new test suites for new features and functionality.
Provide verification and validation perspective to R&Ds ongoing product development: requirements, product and test designs, defect reviews, user workflows, and field complaint investigations.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, material science engineering or related engineering field
Demonstrates progressively more responsibility throughout job experience
Broad technical knowledge; 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.
Ability to travel approximately 10%, including internationally.
Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance

Preferred Qualifications:

Current industry knowledge of electrophysiology and/or cardiac rhythm management products.
Experience with Statistics
Experience with Labview,
Experience with automated testing
Experience with robotics, control systems, and/or motor controllers

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