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**Senior R&D Engineer – Electrophysiology Plymouth, MN**
Leading an active lifestyle is important to the many people we serve. In Abbott’s **Electrophysiology and 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.
**As Senior R&D Engineer** , you will be part of our **Electrophysiology catheter product development** team focused on delivering the future in diagnostic, imaging, and ablation therapy catheters. This role will involve a range of responsibilities including but not limited to design concept development and maturation, requirement development, testing and data analysis, and test method development and validation.
Duties and Responsibilities:
+ Utilize multidisciplinary engineering knowledge and experience to design and develop new products specific for catheter-based technology.
+ Provides guidance for the design and development of company products.
+ Works closely with product development team to establish product development goals while ensuring market compatibility
+ Plan, schedule and coordinate project tasks and activities.
+ Effective communication skills with management and cross functional team members.
+ Utilize structured problem-solving approaches to resolve design investigations during development
+ Conceive and build working prototypes.
+ Run empirical and experimental analysis utilizing various analytical design tools.
+ Work with outside consultants, vendors, machinists and the medical community.
+ Support bench / animal testing and clinical evaluations.
+ Establish product requirements and specifications.
+ Establish test methods and conduct model development, as needed
+ Identify and mitigate project risks
+ Reviews and provides functional approval for project and quality system documentation.
+ Ensure compliance with procedural and documentation requirements of Abbott, FDA , ISO and other regulatory bodies.
**Experience and Education Requirements:**
+ Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering/related degree.
+ 5+ years of engineering experience, mainly in Research & Development engineering in medical device or other highly regulated industry
+ Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization
+ Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects.
+ Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment.
+ Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.
+ Ability to multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.
+ Strong organizational skills, as well as attention to detail.
**Preferred Qualifications / Education**
+ Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering/related degree, or equivalent years of experience
+ Experience with a variety of manufacturing processes and designing for manufacturability.
+ Experience in designing and testing electrophysiological, mapping & catheter ablation, or related medical devices.
+ Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross-division business units model
+ Experience in designing electro-mechanical devices.
+ Academic GPA: 3.0 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
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_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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