Abbott Senior Staff Mechanical Engineer in Plano, Texas
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
Our Neuromodulation business is an area of expertise for Abbott. This business includes implantable devices compatible with mobile technology to help people who suffer from chronic pain and movement disorders. Our Solutions include Proclaim (TM) XR SCS System, the #1 Spinal cord stimulator on the market, Proclaim (TM) DRG Neurostimulator, the only FDA approved DRG therapy and a market leader in radiofrequency ablation therapy, Abbott RFA. These non-opioid therapies allow us to provide interventional pain therapy to patients throughout the pain continuum. Our deep brain stimulation technology for progressive diseases help people manage their Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor symptoms, steering away from side effects.
Our location in Plano, TX currently has an opportunity for a Senior Staff Mechanical Engineer.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
Function as a central mechanical engineering expert within and across business units
Conceptualize and implements product solutions using innovative mechanical design principals
Create novel design solutions that expand the business’s intellectual property
Evaluate intellectual property and technology development opportunities
Work with multi-disciplinary engineering teams to solves difficult technical issues with a methodical, data-driven approach
Lead engineering team through demonstrated technical excellence and implementation of engineering best practices
Ensure that program objectives are determined and met, and logistics are effectively coordinated
Exhibit and instills decision-making based in objective engineering principles (analytical and empirical)
Identify, communicates, and mitigates project risks
Ensure executional compliance to all applicable internal requirements and external regulations
Lead technical reviews and design reviews or acts as an independent reviewer
Develop team through mentorship, training, and adoption of development best practices
Build and maintains positive and cooperative relationships internally and externally
Maintain best in class, expert knowledge in current and novel technologies across the field of active implantable devices
Provide influence and contributes to engineering excellence in the field of neuromodulation
Engage teams within Abbott and across the field of active implantable devices to utilize the latest technology and expertise across the business
Engage with industry regulators (FDA, BSI, etc.) to explain novel designs or technical analysis in support of device submissions
Contribute to external technical committees (ISO, EN, etc.) as a representative of Abbott
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU’LL BRING
Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent . Advanced degree preferred
10+ years of relevant product development or R&D experience.
Strong history of cross-functional collaboration with other engineering disciplines (Electrical, Manufacturing, etc.)
Experience designing for relevant manufacturing processes (e.g. biocompatible material selection, printed circuit board fabrication, machining, injection molding, extrusion, metal forming, welding)
Demonstrated history of product innovation (e.g. diverse portfolio of patents resulting in novel marketed products)
Experience with CAD and FEA modeling software (Solidworks/Pro-E)
Demonstrated expert knowledge of sound design principles and practices
Demonstrated knowledge of risk management techniques and root cause investigation
Experience working on joint technical forums/councils in the development of industry standards
Experience applying statistical techniques to inform design decisions (e.g. Design for Six Sigma, Design for Manufacturability)
Demonstrated knowledge of medical device design controls (21 CFR Part 820) and project management
Medical device industry experience strongly preferred
Experience with with implantable hardware preferred
Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross-division business unit model preferred
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.
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