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Senior R&D Engineer - Structural Heart, Plymouth, MN

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.

**Structural Heart**

Our business purpose is to restore health and improve quality of life through the design and provision of device and management solutions for the treatment of structural heart disease. We aim to lead the markets we serve by requiring the solutions we offer customers provide an improved benefit/risk profile as compared to existing standards of care; a performance threshold that by definition, guides and ensures the productive output of our engineering, business development, and clinical research efforts result in outcomes that advance the standard of care.


As **_Senior R&D ENGINEER_** , you will use a wide variety of technical skills and leadership skill to be a part of a product development program. This role requires skills in: **_technical reasoning, analyzing mechanical systems, designing mechanical systems, designing and running tests (e.g. mechanical and/or reliability testing), improving or resolving product features, documenting findings (e.g. protocol test reports, engineering memos)_** , and finding and updating documents in product management system. This role will also support internal and external customers (e.g. in supporting Marketing, Manufacturing Engineering, Production, Regulatory, and Quality Assurance , Physicians, and managing vendors).

+ Conceptualize new devices using material knowledge and innovative mechanical design

+ Plan, coordinate, and execute activity in support of project goals

+ Conceive and build prototypes

+ Establish requirements and specifications

+ Run empirical and experimental analysis

+ Develop test methods and clinically relevant models

+ Comply with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments

+ Maintain positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors

+ Support animal and bench testing and clinical evaluations

+ Identify and mitigate project risks • Maintain knowledge of the developing clinical environment (i.e. current treatment methods, evolving clinical needs etc.)

+ Investigate issues and define root causes in complex systems

+ Work with outside consultants, vendors, and the medical community

+ May manage and supervise technicians, co-ops/interns, and entry level engineers



· 5+ years related work experience, primarily in R&D engineering

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

+ Ability to work within cross-functional teams as an individual contributor in a fast paced, changing environment

+ Knowledge and understanding of a variety of engineering disciplines, theories and concepts, to support development of innovative approaches to problem solving

+ Project management skills

+ Project leadership


+ Experience with modeling tools like SolidWorks preferred

+ Experience with a variety of manufacturing processes and design for manufacturability preferred

+ Experience designing and testing medical devices preferred


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

· **A fast-paced work environment** where your safety is our priority

· Production areas that are **clean, well-lit and temperature-controlled**

· **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: ** (

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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Senior R&D Engineer - Structural Heart, Plymouth, MN

Full time
Plymouth, MN

Published on 04/16/2021

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