Mechanical Engineer I (Alameda)

Abbott in Alameda, CA

  • Industry: Engineering - Mechanical Engineer
  • Type: Full Time
  • $118,195.00 - 205,330.00
position filled
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 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

MAIN PURPOSE OF ROLE

Working under general supervision, is responsible for providing engineering support to device manufacturing operations. Develops and implements efficient, cost-effective process improvements. Work requires the application of theoretical principles and creative/analytical techniques typically acquired in a recognized four-year or more academic course of study. Applies engineering and scientific principles to the evaluation and solution of technical problems. Exercises an appropriate level of technical judgment in planning, organizing, performing and coordinating product development engineering assignments. Performs engineering studies. Stays abreast of and communicates technical advancements to colleagues and associates. Identifies and routinely uses the most effective, cost efficient and best practices to execute processes; continually evaluates their effectiveness and appropriateness.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides engineering support for existing operations
  • Design parts to meet specific design goals and May perform dimensioning and tolerance evaluations of components, drawings and tooling
  • May perform electrical analysis of failed components or devices for troubleshooting and corrective action purposes
  • Oversees device configuration control and modifies the configuration as required
  • Writes Engineering Test Reports, memos, Engineering Change Papers, creates travelers, and develops written operator procedures
  • Performs process validations on equipment, test methods and/or processes as required.
  • Work with internal departments and outside vendors to obtain prototype parts
  • Ceo or other CAD experience required
  • Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment.
  • Support design reviews and Plan, coordinate, and execute activity in support of project goals
  • Resolves and/or facilities the resolution of problems including identifying causes to prevent re-occurrence
  • Support all Company initiatives as identified by management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements.
  • 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.
  • QUALIFICATIONS

    Education

    Education Level

    Major/Field of Study

    Or

    Education Level

    Bachelors Degree ( 16 years)

    Mechanical or Biomedical engineering, or related engineering field.

    Or

    An equivalent combination of education and work experience

    Master Degree or PHD Preferred - Mechanical or Biomedical engineering

    Experience/Background

    Experience

    Experience Details

  • Minimum 1 year relevant design and manufacturing work experience as related to medical devices.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and evaluate technologically complex devices.
  • Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross-division business unit model preferred. Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment. Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment. Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects. Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization. Multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner. Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail.
  • Ability to travel approximately 5%, including internationally.
  • Experience with machine tool and/or molding concepts preferred.
  • Experience within an operations focused environment preferred.
  • Exposure to a variety of manufacturing processes and designing for manufacturability preferred
  • Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.

  • Associated topics: ansys, brakes, cae, chassis, design, fluid, mechanical, naval, powertrain, proe

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