Senior Staff R & D Engineer

Abbott   •  

Santa Clara, CA

Industry: Biotech/Pharma


11 - 15 years

Posted 395 days ago



Position Summary

Responsible for providing technical support in the creation and the development of new medical device products (invasive and non-invasive).

Main Responsibilities

Identifies and initiates programs which result in innovative application of existing or new products or technologies.

Conduct experiments and/or develop strategies for consideration that extend beyond known scientific and engineering precedents.

Provide advice, assistance and direction to project teams and management to assist with problem recognition, review, and resolution.

Mentors otheremployees when appropriate.

Provides periodic communication updates to management on future business direction and problem resolution.

Researches, develops, designs, and evaluates mechanical and electro-mechanical materials, components, assemblies, processes and/or equipment.

Conducts feasibility studies to verify capability and functionality.

May have direct reports who assist in collecting data to support innovative activities.


(Influence/Leadership) Champions a product, process, or technology that has major implications for the company and may lead a major research program to accomplish long-range objectives.

Provides broad, technical advice.  Mentors employees by sharing technical expertise and providing feedback and guidance.  Acts as a technical advisor to senior management on specialized business projects.

Acts as a mentor to key staff members.  Has demonstrated leadership qualities.

(Planning/Organization) Actively participates in comprehensive development of plans including an outline of duties and project assignments.  Demonstrates independence by prioritizing and completing assignments.

(Decision Making/Impact) Determines emerging technical trends and provides information across functional boundaries in areas of expertise.

Erroneous decisions or recommendations would typically result in failure to achieve critical organizational objectives and effect the image of the organization's technological capability.


Bachelor's degree REQUIRED (Mechanical Engineering preferred) plus 12+ years of related work experience with a complete understanding of specified functional area. Advanced degree preferred.  

- Mechanical engineeringdegree

- In-depth knowledge of Solidworks 3D CAD software

- Exposure to a variety of manufacturing processes and designing for manufacturability

- Familiarity with dimensioning and tolerancing standards and experience performing tolerance analyses of complex assemblies

- Experienceworking with external vendors to obtain prototype parts and to understand their capabilities and limitations