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Abbott R&D Tech V in St. Paul, Minnesota

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.

Our business purpose is to restore health and improve quality of life through the design and provision of device and management solutions for the treatment of STRUCTURAL HEART disease. We aim to lead the markets we serve by requiring the solutions we offer customers provide an improved benefit/risk profile as compared to existing standards of care; a performance threshold that by definition, guides and ensures the productive output of our engineering, business development, and clinical research efforts result in outcomes that advance the standard of care.

Job Description:

Performs research and engineering laboratory functions involving the layout, building, testing, troubleshooting, repairing and modification of mechanical materials, devices, assemblies, subassemblies, systems. and products. Performs change management functions involving the creation and update of Design History File (DHF), Device Master Records (DMR), and other sources of Quality System document utilizing SolidWorks, Microsoft Office, and Windchill applications. Performs simple Project Management activities as requested to ensure departmental goals are achieved.


Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.

  • Performs a variety of duties in the mechanical areas.

  • Builds or assembles prototype materials, components, subassemblies and assemblies.;

  • Constructs, operates, troubleshoots, calibrates, adjusts, maintains and tests equipment, systems or products.

  • Works from schematics, engineering drawings, and written or verbal instructions.

  • Performs tests, analyzes data and writes protocols and reports

  • Reviews or develops prints, drawings, inspection procedures, processing or manufacturing instructions.

  • Maintains detailed documentation through all phases of development, testing and analysis.

  • May assist in the transfer of technology and/or contribute in cross-functional discussions regarding device performance allegations.

Position Accountability / Scope:

(Influence/Leadership) May provide work direction to other employees in work group. (Planning/Organization)

Actively participates in comprehensive development of plans including an outline of duties and project assignments. Demonstrates independence by prioritizing and completing assignments.

(Decision Making/Impact) Solves unusually complex problems and provides solutions which are highly innovative and ingenious. Develops information which extends the existing boundaries of knowledge in a given field. Troubleshoots problems.


Minimum Education:

Two-year degree with 8+ years related experience or equivalent combination of education and technical work experience. May also require a license or certification in the area of expertise.

Minimum Experience:

(Technical/Business Knowledge (Job Skills))

Applies superior knowledge of highly complex technical concepts and/or develops highly advanced technologies or processes. Thorough understanding of product or systems fundamentals in cross functional areas. Recommends/utilizes/interprets advanced numerical and statistical data and/or computer software programs to present documentation and analysis and resolve complex problems. Will perform this job in a quality system environment. Failure to adequately perform tasks can result in noncompliance with governmental regulations.

(Cognitive Skills)

Performs and guides technical activities resulting from self-initiated or assigned programs leading to innovative applications of existing or new products, systems, or technologies having major importance to the department and organization. Creates the technical basis, including Records of Invention, patents, product definitions, developments and processes for proprietary positions having potential benefits for the business.


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

*Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully: * www.abbottbenefits.com (http://www.abbottbenefits.com/pages/candidate.aspx)

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.

Connect with us at www.abbott.com , on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email corpjat@abbott.com