Abbott Engineer Sr., Machine Design in Scottsdale, Arizona

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.

We are seeking a high caliber Sr. Machine Design Engineer; who will be responsible for Design and facilitate fabrication of tooling and production equipment for microelectronics assemblies.

Impact role with have with Abbott:

  • Interface with internal customers to provide mechanical design support for manufacturing and testing equipment •

  • Support the development of automated equipment

  • Evaluate process and design alternatives based on Design for Manufacturability principles.

  • Establish knowledge base of new developments in manufacturing and design technologies.

  • Interface with vendors on procuring materials, services, and equipment

  • Troubleshoot new and existing automated equipment

  • Assemble and evaluate automated equipment

  • Establishes machine specifications.

  • Support equipment validations

  • 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 degree in Engineering or Associates degree in equipment technology with 10-15 years relevant experience, or equivalent experience • 5-10 years experience as machine design engineer

  • Must have experience with designing and fabricating automated production equipment for low and high volume processes.

  • Good communication skills and the ability to interact with all levels of the organization

  • Experience with general automation and control concepts along with machine vision systems and PLC software programming.

  • CAD software skills are also required (ProE, SolidWorks, and AutoCAD).

  • 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.

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