Offers “Abbott”

32 days agoAbbott

Hardware Engineer II

  • St. Paul, Canada
  • Teaching

Job description

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.

     

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Hardware Engineer II –  Tech Center Little Canada/St. Paul, MN

Leading an active lifestyle is important to the many people we serve. In Abbott’s Electrophysiology & 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. 

WHAT YOU’LL DO  

The Hardware Engineer II , at our Little Canada/St. Paul, MN location, will be responsible for designing electromechanical medical devices in Abbott’s Electrophysiology medical device division.  In this fast growing, highly visible group, you will be instrumental in designing and developing medical equipment with strong emphasis/focus on mechanical design principles.  In this role, you will apply advanced engineering and scientific principles to the evaluation and solution of technical challenges. You will also perform technical studies in support of project goals and consult on technical advancements; identify and routinely use the most effective, cost efficient and best practices to execute processes; continually evaluates their effectiveness and appropriateness.  The Hardware Engineer II initiates the planning, organizing, performing, coordinating, directing and evaluation of a variety of prototype hardware assemblies, fixtures, tools, or other engineering work.

Job Responsibilities:

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Performs system design of capital equipment devices. Selects components, processes and proposes design alternatives.

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Designs hardware to support features that are contained in the product definition. Develops hardware design specifications and is responsible for technology selection.

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Assists the product definition team with feature selection.

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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.

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Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned.

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Completes component and system designs using Solidworks.  This includes setting and revising requirements and specifications, developing bill of materials, and completing documentation to ensure feasibility and verification of design performance.

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Plans, coordinates, and assists in executing the activities of development teams in support of project goals.

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Effectively communicates the project successes, risks, and roadblocks to the appropriate management levels.

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Performs analysis of the product using both empirical and computational models to help identify and mitigate product and project risks

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Conceptualizes new designs using technical expertise and innovative approaches.

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Interfaces with various internal functions, outside consultants, vendors, and the medical community.

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Supports animal studies, bench testing, clinical evaluations, and production

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Supports technical and design reviews

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Leads and contributes to strategic initiatives for continuous improvement

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Solves complex and diverse technical problems by applying sound judgment, creativity, appropriate data analysis, and technical expertise. 

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Establishes product requirements and specifications, including justification and supportive testing to the requirements and specifications, conferring with suppliers to understand manufacturing limits and refine product requirements

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE  

Required  

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Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or other related Engineering field

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Minimum of 2 years of relevant hardware design, development, and testing experience, including a general familiarity with manufacturing equipment/processes that are compatible with highly reliable electronic medical or similar devices.

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Proficient in 3-D CAD utilizing Solidworks

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

Preferred  

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Ability to develop and implement novel product concepts as part of new or existing systems.

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Ability to deliver research information which adds value to management’s decision-making process.

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Demonstrated personal computer skills, including spreadsheet, word processing, database management, and specialized applications.

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Statistical analysis, or similar tool sets are preferred

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Training and experience in manufacturing processes and methods and in the manufacturing of medical devices desired.

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Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross-division business unit model preferred.

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Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.

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

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

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Multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.

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Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail.

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Ability to travel approximately 10%, including internationally.

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Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance.

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Experience with metals (machining, forming) and plastics (molding, machining, forming)

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Experience with manual mills, lathes and other fabrication equipment

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Familiarity with IEC 60601 standard is desired

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Knowledge of electronics is a plus

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Medical Device experience

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Familiarity with IEC 60601 family of standards

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Demonstrated ability to develop completely new designs and new design features as part of existing systems.

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Demonstrated ability to learn new skills quickly and perform developed skills with a high level of quality.

WHAT WE OFFER   

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

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

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Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans  

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

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Paid time off   

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401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match 

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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   

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.  

     

JOB FAMILY:

Product Development

     

DIVISION:

EPHF Electrophysiology & Heart Failure

        

LOCATION:

United States > Minnesota > St. Paul > Tech Center : One St Jude Medical Drive

     

ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS:

     

WORK SHIFT:

Standard

     

TRAVEL:

Yes, 10 % of the Time

     

MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE:

Not Applicable

     

SIGNIFICANT WORK ACTIVITIES:

Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Keyboard use (greater or equal to 50% of the workday)

     
Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.

     
EEO is the Law link - English: http://webstorage.abbott.com/common/External/EEO_English.pdf

     
EEO is the Law link - Espanol: http://webstorage.abbott.com/common/External/EEO_Spanish.pdf

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