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Abbott Mechanical Engineer - Product Development in Des Plaines, Illinois

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 107,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries

About Abbott

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 107,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Diagnostic testing is a compass, providing information that helps in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a range of health conditions.

Abbott’s life-changing tests and diagnostic tools give you accurate, timely information to better manage your health. We’re empowering smarter medical and economic decision making to help transform the way people manage their health at all stages of life. Every day, more than 10 million tests are run on Abbott’s diagnostics instruments, providing lab results for millions of people.

Our location in Des Plaines, IL currently has an opportunity for a Mechanical Engineer - Product Development to join our R&D Systems Development group to improve existing products and develop new products at Abbott (Molecular Diagnostics Division.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  • Design mechanical, electro-mechanical, fluidic and consumable parts to meet design requirements and specifications

  • Use empirical and experimental analysis to aid the evaluation of designs against system requirements / specifications, perform cross-functional engineering design reviews, develop design test plans and execute testing & verification

  • Proactively identify potential issues with on-market designs, system manufacturing workflows and / or investigate field complaints pertaining to system design.

  • Work with internal departments and external vendors to obtain prototype parts, maintain ongoing relations and stay abreast of new technology and engineering developments in the industry to incorporate into Abbott products.

  • Support invention disclosures

  • Support verification, validation, pre-clinical and system reliability testing over product life-cycles

  • Gain an understanding of clinical system workflows on Abbott products and be involved with design changes to improve workflows for Abbott customers

  • Gain an understanding of the quality and regulatory requirements at Abbott, FDA and ISO regulations

  • Independently manage time and completion of assigned tasks, while synchronizing activity with other members of the system development team

  • 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.

  • Travel (0-20%) can be expected to support engineering development at third-party vendor partners.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU’LL BRING

Required

  • Bachelors Degree Mechanical Engineering / Electrical Engineering / Biomedical Engineering / System Engineering

  • 0-3 years of experience; designing and testing mechanical, electro-mechanical, fluidic and / or consumable hardware designs.

  • Experience with mechanical 3D CAD software (Solidworks) or equivalent CAD software.

  • Experience with mechanical 2D CAD drawings and basic understanding of GD&T

  • Exposure to rapid prototyping manufacturing techniques and traditional precision machining – including, but not limited to – CNC machining, plastics and rubber injection molding, sheet metal

  • Hands-on experience with mechanical component testing, test station development, test scripting, test data analysis and reporting.

  • Familiarity with metrological tools and techniques to evaluate dimensional, material and mechanical property of hardware components

Preferred

  • Experience with engineering design and manufacturing change control processes

  • Experience with Finite-element modeling and electro-mechanical / fluidic simulations is a plus

  • Previous experience working in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment in a medically regulated environment is a plus.

WHAT WE OFFER

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 at 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 at http://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

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