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.
Responsible for providing engineering support in the creation and the development of new medical device products (invasive and non-invasive)
Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.
Researches, develops, designs, and evaluates mechanical and electro-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.
Directs support personnel and coordinates project activities.
Write and submit intellectual property (patents).
Maintains detailed documentation throughout all phases of research and development.
Investigates and evaluates existing technologies.
Reviews or coordinates vendor activities to support development.
Write and submit professional articles for technical journals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Selects methods and techniques to lead a project to completion.
Erroneous decisions or recommendations would typically result in failure to achieve major organizational objectives.
Bachelor's degree. Advanced degree preferred.
9+ years of related work experience with a complete understanding of specified functional area, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
Comprehensive knowledge of a technological field.
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 regulations.
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.