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Associate Engineer



Full Time

On Site


Plano, Texas, United States

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 115,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

About Abbott

Abbott is a global healthcare leader, creating breakthrough science to improve people’s health. We’re always looking towards the future, anticipating changes in medical science and technology.

Working at Abbott

At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and family, be your true self and live a full life. You’ll also have access to:

  • Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of .
  • Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO
  • An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer contribution
  • Tuition reimbursement, the [Register to View] student debt program and [Register to View] education benefit - an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor’s degree.
  • A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.
  • A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

The Opportunity

We are seeking talent for an opportunity in our Plano, TX location in the Neuromadulation Division.

Our Neuromodulation business includes implantable devices compatible with mobile technology to help people who suffer from chronic pain and movement disorders. These non-opioid therapies allow us to provide interventional pain therapy to patients throughout the pain continuum.

What You’ll Work On

•Obtains approval to proceed with proposed action plans. Establishes networks. Follows through on project goals. Contributes willingly and incorporates the ideas of others. Shares resources, knowledge, and accountability to benefit the objectives of the business, e.g. participates in team meetings. Understands own limitations.

•Builds relationships, initiates and cultivates open, honest relationships with colleagues, customers, contractors, and vendors by establishing rapport, developing an understanding of others' needs, promoting common goals, and following through on commitments, e.g. offers assistance. Interacts effectively with stakeholders at appropriate levels of the organization. Identifies ways to increase customer satisfaction.

•Establishes relationships and good communication channels with customers. Searches for ways to increase customer satisfaction. Documents, agreements and commitments, e.g. establishes clear expectations at the start of a project regarding costs, quality, and timelines. Acts proactively to correct situations. Keeps direct customers informed throughout the project.

•COMPLIANCE: Complies with all regulations and standards for quality, Environment, Health, Safety and Energy (EHS&E) Global Policies, Abbott Engineering Standards, and other governance areas as applicable. Ensures quality and effectiveness of assigned tasks. Has awareness of the potential consequences (defects and failure modes) of design changes to established processes. Identifies areas of risk with respect to compliance.

• ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES MAY INCLUDE: Assists in development of procedures and standards. Coordinates with technical support personnel to conduct prototype or experimental runs of products or processes. Directs the efforts of others such as technicians and outside resources. Performs tasks such as writing Requests for Capital Expenditures (RCEs), safety/quality checklists, scope documents, etc.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree (± 16 years) Engineering, science, or closely related discipline is desired. OR an equivalent combination of education and work experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • No experience to two-years experience is typical for this position. Previous internships assignment(s) preferred.
  • Should be able to quickly gain knowledge, understanding, or skill, and willingly absorb and comprehend Abbott processes, policies, and methods.
  • Possesses good human relation skills in both implementing and coordinating efforts involved across several disciplines.
  • Interacts well with diverse groups within engineering and maintains strong working relationship with internal and external collaborators.
  • Listens to and understands others' points of view and articulates tactfully and respectfully one's own perspective orally, in writing, and in presentations.
  • Works well with other engineers in a collaborative, fast-paced goal-driven environment.
  • Possesses interpersonal skills to negotiate and reconcile differences.

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Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that can help you build your future and live your best life. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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