Abbott is a global healthcare company devoted to improving life through the development of products and technologies that span the breadth of healthcare. With a portfolio of leading, science-based offerings in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic pharmaceuticals, Abbott serves people in more than 150 countries and employs approximately 70,000 people.
Abbott Vascular (AV) is a market leader with a number of groundbreaking, less-invasive technologies to treat coronary artery disease, peripheral artery disease and structural heart disease. AV's products are sold in more than 95 countries around the world, with sales exceeding $3 billion in 2012. Abbott Vascular is No. 1 in coronary stents (drug-eluting and bare-metal), guide wires and carotid stents. As the cardiac device market experiences significant growth, Abbott Vascular continues to pursue innovative technologies and launch new products to help patients live healthier lives.
We have a few excellent opportunities for Senior to Principal-level R&D Engineers who have a Mechanical Engineering degree plus 9+ years industry experience in the design and development of any one of the following: Vascular Devices such as Implants, mechanism design, and/or sophisticated implantable delivery systems.
If you would like to join a team that is combining innovation and excellence in the development of new medical devices, please contact us now. Opportunities are based in Menlo Park, CA.
PRIMARY JOB FUNCTION:
Responsible for providing engineering support in the creation and the development of new medical device products (invasive and non-invasive) such as cardiac implants.
CORE JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.
1.Researches, develops, designs and evaluates mechanical materials, components, mechanisms,
assemblies, processes and/or equipment.
2. Conducts feasibility studies to verify capability and functionality.
3. Develops new concepts from initial design to market release.
4. Directs support personnel and coordinates project activities.
5. Write and submit intellectual property (patents).
6. Maintains detailed documentation throughout all phases of research and development.
7. Investigates and evaluates existing technologies.
8. Reviews or coordinates vendor activities to support development.
9. Write and submit professional articles for technical journals.
POSITION ACCOUNTABILITY / SCOPE:
Understands business environment and relates extensive knowledge of internal and external technological activities to trends. Interfaces with senior management on significant matters, often requiring the coordination of activity across organizational units. Participates in the development of other technical contributors by facilitating training and providing feedback and guidance. Provides technical leadership to business units. Acts as a mentor to less-experienced
staff and may provide work direction or supervise other technical employees. Exercises judgment independently.
Plans and organizes project assignments of substantial variety and complexity. Initiates or maintains schedule for projects and project milestones. Establishes priorities of individual or project assignments. Selects methods and techniques to lead a project to completion. Erroneous decisions or recommendations
would typically result in failure to achieve major organizational objectives.
Comprehensive knowledge of steerable catheter mechanism design Uses in-depth knowledge of business unit functions and cross group dependencies/ relationships. Is recognized as an expert in work group and across
functions. Will perform this job in a quality system environment. Failure to adequately perform tasks can result in noncompliance with governmental regulations.
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 methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Has broad knowledge of various technical
alternatives and their potential impact on the business.
Bachelor’s degree plus 9+ years of related work experience with a complete understanding of specified functional area, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience. Advanced degree preferred.
Preferred qualifications: Mechanical Engineering degree, experience with implants, mechanism design, process development, design for manufacturability.
May consider at lower level depending on education and experience.
Significant Work Activities and Conditions
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods ( more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Yes, 20 % of the Time
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