Abbott Senior R&D Engineer in Westford, Massachusetts

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.

This position is accountable for designing, developing, and delivering solutions to complex projects or significant portions of programs in support of solution development activities for current medical device products within the percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) space.


  • Research, develop, design, and evaluate disposable catheters and wires along with assemblies, materials, processes and/or equipment

  • Investigate issues and define root causes in complex systems

  • Conduct feasibility studies to verify capability and functionality

  • Maintain traceable documentation throughout all phases of development

  • Review and coordinate activities with vendors to support ongoing production

  • Often required to exercise independent judgment


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or similar or an equivalent combination of education and work experience

  • 6+ years of Engineering or an equivalent work experience

  • Medical device experience

  • Experience with balloon catheters, guide wires and/or imaging catheters

  • Knowledge and understanding of a variety of engineering disciplines, theories and concepts, to support development of innovative approaches to problem solving

  • Technically savvy; must be able to discuss, understand and make decisions regarding a wide array of engineering disciplines and complex technical issues

  • In depth knowledge and wide application of technical principles, theories, and concepts in related field of expertise to develop innovative approaches to problem solve and deliver final results

  • Understanding of quality systems and regulations used for medical device design and manufacturing

  • Working knowledge of change management process (development as well as operations)

  • Effective communication and ability to cooperate with others as a team leader or as part of a team

  • Familiarity with manufacturing processes

  • Understands the importance of schedule driven projects

  • Proven track record of successfully meeting strict deadlines

  • Experience with Solid Works

  • Familiarity with physiology and/or fluid dynamics


  • Experience with catheter design and electrical components of catheters

  • Project Management experience

  • Application of statistical and analytical methods such as DOE and capability analysis

  • Proficient in Design FMEA/FMECA and Design Verification and Validation activities

  • Experience in designing reliable and innovative electro-mechanical systems and disposables for medical device products


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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