Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.
We are recruiting for a new R&D Engineer II to join our team. This role will be located in Plymouth, MN. This is an exciting opportunity to join Abbott's fast-growing Structural Heart business, home of the life-saving Amplatzer family of medical devices. In this role, you will be focused on the delivery system development of a cardiac occlude from concept to commercialization by supporting the design and development process.
- Researches, develops, designs, and evaluates mechanical materials, components, assemblies, processes and/or equipment
- Conducts feasibility studies to verify capability and functionality
- Develops new concepts from initial design to market release
- Maintains detailed documentation throughout all phases of research and development
- Investigates and evaluates existing technologies
- Reviews or coordinates vendor activities to support development
- Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors
- Work with internal departments and outside vendors to obtain prototype parts
- Under the guidance from a Senior Engineer, generate design improvement concepts to meet specific design goals
- Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical, or other related discipline
- 2+ years of experience in R&D engineering environment, including experience writing test methods, model development and identifying potential issues with designs
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of a variety of engineering disciplines, theories and concepts, to support development of innovative approaches to problem solving
- Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization
- Advanced Degree(s) in Science, Engineering, and/or related discipline
- Previous experience designing and testing medical devices
- Manufacturing process experience working with catheter and delivery systems
- Metals experience a plus – stainless steel and nitinol material – including processing and evaluation methods
- Solidworks or other CAD experience