Abbott Senior Mechanical 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.

Abbott Point of Care is an industry leader for bedside diagnostic devices that provide fast and accurate results to healthcare professionals in order to accelerate clinical decision-making. The New Product Introduction (NPI) team is responsible for bringing newly designed instrument concepts from R&D prototyping into full scale production. This includes system level development and validation & verification of custom equipment, software, and processes

In NPI at Abbott Point of Care, we have a clear purpose and strong motivation to deliver new high quality diagnostic medical devices into the hands of healthcare professionals. Our engineers are passionate about our work because we know that our products allow patients to get the treatment they need faster and more efficiently than conventional testing solutions. We are proud that the devices that we bring from feasibility into full scale production directly improve clinical outcomes.

As an NPI Engineer, you will be challenged to create reliable and consistent processes for next generation designs. You will be required to be a self-motivated attacker of engineering, process, and material problems alike. You will be responsible for helping move instrument development projects across the finish line to full production, final transfer, and ultimately product launch into hospitals as well as early product life support. We are seeking bright engineers and top performers that can make big contributions to our team.


Apply skills and knowledge in mechanical engineering and related supporting discipline to complete moderately complex assignments with little to no supervision.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Drive mechanical engineering projects related to new product introduction and on-market support of an electromechanical handheld blood Analyzer and supporting peripheral products.

  • Implement design and process improvements for cost improvements, supply continuity, and CAPA projects as well as on-going engineering support needs (ex. troubleshooting, production needs etc.).

  • Design specifications and testing procedures for new and updated electromechanical production equipment.

  • Independently, or lead a project team to, identify, plan, communicate, and implement medium-size assigned projects requiring a combination of conventional and custom risk-managed execution plans, investigations and/or equipment; manage multiple often concurrent projects;

  • Lead technical projects with multiple inter-coordinating elements where problem resolution may involve the application of new methods and/or approaches and may require consideration of impact with other system components and/or users; This may include preparing designs and work specifications, developing project schedules, and selecting materials, equipment, project staff, and external contractors.

  • Liaise with other operational areas in the organization (e.g., engineering, drafting, technical, quality, R&D, technical support) to secure required resources/information/contributions to complete assigned tasks.

  • Utilize analytical skills and critical thinking to perform in-depth system investigations and problem solving

  • Serve as a subject matter expert (SME) or independent technical expert (ITE) on a subset or select subsets of a project's technical matters; may interface with external firms or agencies;

  • Responsible for completing documentation in a timely manner and in accordance with business standards;

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

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

  • Achieve best practices that meet medical device industry standard, including design control and documentation

Education Level

Bachelor's degree (preferably in Engineering, Science or a closely related discipline) or equivalent technical experience and demonstrated competence required; additional post-graduate education may contribute toward the desired years of experience;


Minimum of 4 Years in operations, science, engineering, or other relevant function.

Preferred Experience

  • Mechanical design using SolidWorks/Solid Edge

  • JMP Analysis Tool

  • Process Validation Development

  • 3D Printing and injection molding

  • Professional engineering experience in regulated and/or healthcare environment

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