Abbott Mechanical Engineer II in Minnetonka, Minnesota

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.

The Mechanical Engineer II will use multidisciplinary engineering knowledge to contribute to a team designing and developing innovative medical devices or components/subsystems in support of company’s strategic plan.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Design sub-assemblies to meet broad design goals, establish requirements and specification

  • Use empirical, numerical and experimental analysis to analyze designs.

  • Involved in test method and model development

  • Identify and mitigate sub-assembly risks

  • Support invention disclosures

  • Work with internal departments and external vendors to obtain prototype parts and to understand their capabilities and limitations

  • Support pre-clinical and clinical testing of devices

  • Support design reviews and physician visits.

  • Gain a detailed understanding of the developing clinical environment (i.e. current treatment methods, evolving clinical needs etc.).

  • Gain a detailed understanding of the quality and regulatory requirements of SJM, FDA and ISO regulations, manage project within these requirements

  • Gain a detailed understanding of overall schedule, manage time and task within schedule

  • 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’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or Biomedical Engineering preferred; Electrical Engineering degrees considered

  • 3-5 years experience

  • Experience designing and testing deflectable sheaths, vascular devices, and/or EP catheters preferred

  • Experience with a wide variety of manufacturing processes and DFM preferred

  • Experience with developing performance and design requirements from customer needs, applicable standards, and other sources required

  • Experience with developing and validating device level test methods required

  • Experience with electronic document control systems (Windchill, etc.) preferred

  • 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 a timely manner

  • Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as an attention to detail

  • Solidworks or other CAD experience required

  • Analytical design, Design for Six Sigma, or similar tool set preferred

  • 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 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

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