1+ months

R&D Engineer

Santa Clara, CA

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.

Responsible for providing engineering support in the creation and the development of new medical device products (invasive and non-invasive).

1. Researches, develops, designs, and evaluates mechanical and electro-mechanical materials, components, assemblies, processes and/or equipment..

2. Conducts feasibility studies to verify capability and functionality..

3. Develops new concepts from initial design to market release..

4. Directs support personnel and coordinates project activities..

5. Write and submit intellectual property (patents)..

6. Maintains detailed documentation throughout all phases of research and development..

7. Investigates and evaluates existing technologies..

8. Reviews or coordinates vendor activities to support development.

(Influence/Leadership) Cultivates a wide range of internal networks and begins to develop an extensive external network of resources to facilitate completion of tasks.
May lead a project team of moderate scope.
Provides guidance to less experienced staff.
Acts as a mentor to lower level individual contributors.
Influence exerted at peer level and occasionally at first levels of management.; 5. (Planning/Organization) Plans, organizes, and prioritizes own daily work routine to meet established schedule.; 6. (Decision Making/Impact) Exercises authority and judgment within defined limits to determine appropriate action.
Failure to achieve results or erroneous decisions or recommendations may cause delays in program schedules and may result in the allocation of additional resources.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree plus 2-5 years of related work experience with a good understanding of specified functional area, or Master's degree with 0-2 years of related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.   (Technical/Business Knowledge (Job Skills)) Working technical knowledge and application of concepts, practices and procedures. General understanding of business unit/group function. Will perform this job in a quality system environment. Failure to adequately perform tasks can result in noncompliance with governmental regulations.; 3. (Cognitive Skills) Works on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of identifiable factors. Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action. Has a broad knowledge of technical alternatives and an understanding of their impact on the systems environment.
Job Family: Product Development
Division: AVD Vascular
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
Medical Surveillance: No
Significant Work Activities: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)


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