Senior R&D Engineer

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Senior R&D Engineer - Electrophysiology Irvine, CA

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 improvements of catheter design, requirement development, testing and data analysis, and test method development and validation.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Utilize multidisciplinary engineering knowledge and experience to sustain and improve design of Electrophysiology catheters.
  • 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 or for on-market products (CAPA)
  • 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 method and model development
  • Identify and mitigate project risks
  • 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.
  • 4+ years of engineering experience, mainly in Research & Development engineering
  • Experience with a variety of manufacturing processes and designing for manufacturability.
  • Experience designing and testing medical devices.
  • Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization
  • Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing 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 in electrophysiological, mapping & catheter ablation, medical devices.
  • Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross-division business units model
  • Experience in designing electro-mechanical devices.
  • Project (product development/CAPA) leadership and management skills
  • Academic GPA: 3.0 plus


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
  • Student Loan Repayment 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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