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.
This is an exciting opportunity to join Abbott's fast growing Structural Heart business unit in Menlo Park, home of the life-saving MitraClip medical device. The Staff R&D Engineer for Product Development is responsible for designing and developing implanted medical devices and delivery systems.
Researches, develops, designs, and evaluates medical device implants and delivery systems.
Develops new concepts from initial design to market release.
Investigates and evaluates existing technologies.
Reviews or coordinates vendor activities to support development.
Maintains detailed documentation throughout all phases of development.
Participates in the development of less experienced staff by setting an example, providing guidance and work direction, and offering counsel.
Participates in determining goals and objectives for projects.
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 deigns, methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
Bachelor's degree in a technical field, preferably mechanical or biomedical engineering.
Advanced degree preferred.
Minimum of eight (8) years of related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
Medical implant design experience preferred.
CAD experience required (SolidWorks preferred).
Familiar with common materials and practices to produce medical devices.
Experience with GD&T, stack-up analysis, and mechanical testing.
Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.
Multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.
Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail.
Will perform this job in a quality system environment.
Has broad knowledge of various technical alternatives and their potential impact on the business.