1+ months
2018-03-152018-05-04

Staff Electrical Engineer

Abbott
Saint Paul, MN

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.

The Staff Electrical Engineer applies advanced engineering and scientific principles to the evaluation and solution of technical problems within the electrophysiology medical device market. Performs technical studies in support of project goals. Remains abreast of and consults on technical advancements.  Identifies and routinely uses the most effective, cost efficient and best practices to execute processes; continually evaluates their effectiveness and appropriateness.  Initiates the planning, organizing, performing, coordinating and/or directing of engineering work.

Job Duties:     

  • Researches, designs and/or leads the analog and digital hardware systems for a variety of prototype devices, tools and fixtures based on project needs.
  • Conducts evaluations, tests and analyses related to feasibility and function.
  • Performs troubleshooting and fault isolation activities on a variety of products and prototypes.
  • Writes technical reports and conducts presentations to document work, illustrate concepts and demonstrate progress.
  • Conducts measurements specified in design verification plans, documents and tabulates results, and provides engineering test reports.
  • Documents custom tools with specifications, schematics and mechanical layouts to support document control and tool release.
  • Documents activities, including designs and design concepts, to support successful project transfers from research to product development programs.
  • Stays informed and up to date on technological developments within the electrophysiology (EP) medical device industry and competitive environment to identify opportunities that align and support organizational strategy.
  • 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       

    Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor of Science in electrical/electronic engineering or related engineering field.
    • 8+ years of relevant analog and digital design work experience in performing the schematic capture, layout, construction, test, and evaluation of a variety of prototype Printed Circuit Assemblies, fixtures and tools.
    • A solid understanding of high speed signal integrity and EMI mitigation techniques.
    • Experience with PCB schematic and layout design tools such as Altium.

      Desired Qualifications:

      • Demonstrated ability to develop completely new designs and new design features as part of existing systems.
      • Demonstrated ability to learn new skills quickly and perform developed skills with a high level of quality.
      • Documented record of identifying and delivering key engineering information which adds value to management’s decision making process.
      • Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross-division business unit model preferred.
      • Experience with FPGA hardware design and HDL programming such as Verilog.
      • 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 an effective manner.
      • Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail.
      • Ability to travel approximately 10%, including internationally.
        Job Family: Product Development
        Division: ASJM Abbott St. Jude Medical
        Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
        Medical Surveillance: Not Applicable
        Significant Work Activities: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)

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