Abbott Design/Product Development Electrical Engineer in Princeton, New Jersey

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 Job Function: Apply electrical engineering principles and general scientific knowledge to perform design tasks related to development of new products and sustainment of existing products. Position will also will contribute to development of engineering processes to maintain and improve R&D engineering team’s work output quality and productivity.

Core Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for planning and conducting small to medium-sized assigned projects requiring conventional types of plans, investigations, and/or equipment.

  • Collaborate in engineering team environment on large-sized projects and technical problems requiring unconventional techniques or innovation.

  • Independently execute assigned tasks by applying standard electrical engineering principles and techniques.

  • Independently create/modify designs for intermediate problems, design/modify complex components and/or processes under supervision.

  • Write detailed design specifications and complete required design documentation in a timely manner and in accordance with business practices.

  • Participate on cross-functional teams to support organizational goals.

  • Understand and comply with applicable EHS policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.

  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the organization’s Quality System.

Supervisory/Management Responsibilities: None

Position Accountability/Scope:

  • Works under general supervision of more experienced engineers who review work output for overall accuracy, completeness, and soundness of technical judgment.

  • Identifies and quantifies technical risks and their consequences relative to the success of a project.

  • Recommends appropriate action to achieve department/project objectives.

  • Drives functional performance to ensure that cross-functional and Quality System standards are met.

  • May assist in the training of personnel as directed by management.

Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering preferred, Associates Degree with 5+ years electrical design experience considered.

Minimum Experience/Training Required:

  • Technical competency and working knowledge of electrical engineering fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures.

  • Ability and aptitude to use effectively use computer-aided design software applications related to electrical design (e.g. schematic capture, circuit simulation, printed circuit layout design, digital logic design).

  • Ability and aptitude to perform software programming tasks related to electrical design measurement, test, and debug (e.g. C++, C#, MATLAB, Python, LabVIEW).

  • Ability to form and develop interpersonal, professional relationships to promote productivity in a team environment, display socially and professionally appropriate behavior.

  • Ability to work independently as well as in groups, ability to work cross-functionally with personnel of other skill-sets and disciplines.

  • Demonstrated problem-solving and innovative-thinking skills.

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and self-manage time and schedule.

  • Ability to quickly gain knowledge, understanding, or skills.

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