Abbott Staff R&D Engineer in St. Paul, 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.

Primary Job Function Responsible for providing engineering support in the creation and the

development of new medical device products (invasive and non-invasive)

Core Job Responsibilities

Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.

  1. Researches, develops, designs, and evaluates mechanical and

electro-mechanical materials, components, assemblies, processes

and/or equipment.;

  1. Conducts feasibility studies to verify capability and functionality.;

  2. Develops new concepts from initial design to market release.;

  3. Directs support personnel and coordinates project activities.;

  4. Write and submit intellectual property (patents).;

  5. Maintains detailed documentation throughout all phases of research and development.;

  6. Investigates and evaluates existing technologies.;

  7. Reviews or coordinates vendor activities to support development.;

  8. Write and submit professional articles for technical journals.

(Supervision Received) Work is performed without appreciable direction. Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignment. Completed work is reviewed from a relatively long-term perspective,

for desired results.;

(Supervision Provided) May provide work direction and guidance to exempt and/or skilled nonexempt levels of employees; may be asked to evaluate performance of and assist in career development planning for subordinates.

Position Accountability / Scope

(Influence/Leadership) Understands business environment and relates extensive knowledge of internal and external technological activities to trends.

Interfaces with senior management on significant matters, often requiring the coordination of activity across organizational units. Participates in the development of other technical contributors by facilitating training

and providing feedback and guidance. May lead a project team. Provides technical leadership to business units. Acts as a mentor to less-experienced staff and may provide work direction or supervise other technical

employees. Exercises judgment independently.;

(Planning/Organization) Plans and organizes project assignments of substantial variety and complexity. Initiates or maintains schedule for projects and

project milestones. Establishes priorities of individual or project assignments.;

(Decision Making/Impact) Selects methods and techniques to lead a project to

completion. Erroneous decisions or recommendations would typically result

in failure to achieve major organizational objectives.

Minimum Education Bachelor's degree plus 9+ years of related work experience with a complete understanding of specified functional area, or an equivalent combination of education

and work experience. Advanced degree preferred.

Minimum Experience / Training Required

(Technical/Business Knowledge (Job Skills))

Uses in-depth knowledge of business unit functions and cross group

dependencies/ relationships. Is recognized as an expert in work group and

across functions. Will perform this job in a quality system environment. Failure

to adequately perform tasks can result in noncompliance with governmental


* Desired expertise with CAD software (Solidworks) and extensive knowledge of Medical Device Design and Demonstrated Mechanism Design Experience.

* Must have experience developing components for injection molding. Geometric Design and Tolerancing experience preferred.

* Experience in a Pre-Clinical and Clinical environments preferred.

(Cognitive Skills) Works on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors. Exercises judgment

within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques

and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Has broad knowledge of

various technical alternatives and their potential impact on the business.



An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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