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Abbott Senior Mechanical R&D Engineer in Burlington, Massachusetts

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 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Senior Mechanical R&D Engineer – Heart Failure Burlington MA or St Paul, MN or Pleasanton, CA

Leading an active lifestyle is important to the many people we serve. In Abbott’s Electrophysiology and Heart Failure (EPHF) division, we’re advancing the treatment of heart and vascular disease through breakthrough medical technologies, allowing people to restore their health and get on with their lives.

As Senior Mechanical R&D Engineer , you will be part of our Heart Failure product development team focused on designing and developing innovative mechanical and electro-mechanical medical devices or subsystems/components in support of the company’s strategic plan. This role will involve a range of responsibilities including but not limited to design concept development and maturation, requirement development, testing and data analysis, and test method development and validation.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Utilize multidisciplinary engineering knowledge and experience to design and develop new products specific for catheter-based technology.

  • Plan, schedule and coordinate project tasks and activities.

  • Effective communication skills with management and cross functional team members.

  • Utilize structured problem-solving approaches to resolve design investigations during development or for on-market products (CAPA)

  • Conceive and build working prototypes.

  • Run empirical and experimental analysis utilizing various analytical design tools.

  • Work with outside consultants, vendors, machinists and the medical community.

  • Perform Tolerance Analyses of complex assemblies

  • Support bench / animal testing and clinical evaluations.

  • Establish product requirements and specifications.

  • Establish test method and model development

  • Identify and mitigate project risks

  • Ensure compliance with procedural and documentation requirements of Abbott, FDA, ISO and other regulatory bodies.

Experience and Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or related engineering or physics degree.

  • 5+ years of engineering experience, mainly in Research & Development engineering

  • Experience designing and testing medical devices.

  • Experience with Solidworks and/or other CAD modeling software

  • Experience designing electronic enclosures and assemblies

Preferred Qualifications / Education

  • Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering/related degree, or equivalent years of experience

  • Experience with design, testing, and manufacturing of delivery catheters

  • Experience with a variety of manufacturing processes, specifically injection molding, and designing for manufacturability.

  • Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross-division business units model

  • Experience in the design of Class III medical devices.

  • Experience in designing electro-mechanical devices.

  • Project (product development/CAPA) leadership and management skills

  • Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization

  • Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment.

  • Ability to multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.

  • Strong organizational skills, as well as attention to detail.


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

  • Training and career development , with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance

  • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans

  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs

  • Paid time off

  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match

  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

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Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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