Abbott Mechanical Engineering Manager in Alameda, 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.

Primary Function:

Responsible for Functional management of one or more Engineering Group(s) Responsible for resolving difficult technical issues and for determining design direction in new technology areas. This will be accomplished through individual efforts and management of technical teams, as required. Responsible for overall system architecture of selected new product systems. Responsible for the identification of areas of technology for potential implementation into our products. Responsible for technical supervision and project management of the engineering activities Ultimately the goal of the efforts of the Engineering Group is the specification, design, testing, and transfer to manufacturing of medical monitoring devices. This activity will be carried out in accordance with applicable US and International medical industry regulations and standards.


Engineering functional manager responsible for staffing and maintaining the groups high level of technical competence Technical leader responsible for maintaining and enhancing the high level of technical competence of the Engineering Staff. Responsible for the development of technical project plans and schedules covering all engineering activities (Meeting all Design control and product development SOP requirements) Manage crossfunctional engineering teams developing new products Solid knowledge of Engineering principles As an individual contributor participate in the development of design specifications and verification protocols. As an individual contributor participate in the creation of schedules Communicate effectively and participate on crossfunctional design teams. Participate in technical design reviews for hardware, PCBs, Mechanical assemblies, Software, and requirements documents Write and submit Engineering Change Orders, as required Act as independent reviewer on programs in which their group is not directly involved. Responsible for utilizing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system.


12 yrs experience in design engineering and at least 3 years of engineering management experience. Strong technical experience in engineering with excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential. Experience working in a development environment with a disciplined development process for very quality-sensitive applications. Experience in writing product requirements and design specifications. Experience in working on a development team with an emphasis on minimizing time to market. Experience in design for manufacture for high quality (preferably) medical products. Experience in designing medical devices in an FDA regulated environment is desirable. Experience working in team environments is required.

Preferred Qualifications Summary:

Mechanical Engineering Manager, experienced with high volume design, program and people management. Strong with Solidworks, CAD, injection molding, sheet metal forming, mechanical testing, tolerance/FEA analysis, with extensive project and people management experience.

Management Responsibilities:

Deliver high quality engineering designs within budget and schedule. Lead and coach the engineering team members to be proficient and disciplined in their functional engineering practice. Key gatekeeper for the quality of the engineering designs of the products and enforce the quality standard to meet the expectation. Delivery of product designs that meets project technical, cost and timeline requirements. Required to follow approved design control procedures for product development in accordance with FDA guidelines.

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