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R&D Mechanical Principal Engineer

Company: Abbott Laboratories
Location: Irving
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Location United States - Texas - Irving Category Research & Development 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. ABOUT ABBOTT DIAGNOSTICS: Diagnostic testing is a compass, providing information that helps in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a range of health conditions. Abbott's life-changing tests and diagnostic tools give you accurate, timely information to better manage your health. We're empowering smarter medical and economic decision making to help transform the way people manage their health at all stages of life. Every day, more than 10 million tests are run on Abbott's diagnostics instruments, providing lab results for millions of people.-- OVERVIEW: Abbott's Transfusion Medicine division located in--Irving, Texas currently has an exciting opportunity for a Principal Mechanical Engineer, R&D that will have the opportunity to develop next-generation instrumentation. This individual will consistently develop and apply advanced theories, methods, and research techniques to the investigation and solution of complex technical problems. Additionally, they will lead and participate in projects involving the design, fabrication, verification, and manufacture of complex instrument subassemblies, electro-mechanical systems or processes. WHAT YOU'LL DO: Analyze, evaluate and plan methods of approach to, and organize a means to achieve, the solution of complex technical problems. Conducts investigations of considerable complexity pertaining to the development of new designs, methods, materials, or processes, and investigates possible applications of the results. Provides technical direction to and coordinates the efforts of engineers and technical support staff in the performance of assigned projects. Evaluate Risk/Reward Trade Offs: Evaluate risks of alternatives, recommend actions and develop strategies to cope with various scenarios. Defines Applications for New Technologies: Develops and implements operational strategy to achieve critical success factors for serving new applications. Contributes to Business Strategies: Evaluate technical trends, processes, and methods to contribute to the development of long-term business strategies. Creates or Advances Technology: Advances recognized leading edge technologies in a technical field, fosters an environment of innovation in others.-- May provide technical consultation to technical staff concerning problems within a specific area of engineering or for a specific project Recommend methods or corrections in technical reviews to insure project completion. Applies the results of reviews of literature, patents, and current practices relevant to the business, uses results to determine strategic technical direction. Plan and direct major technical phases of projects within a specific area of design. Designs/Modifies Complex Systems: Designs/Modifies complex/ high level systems architecture requiring multi-disciplinary expertise or in-depth knowledge in a single discipline, defines parameters and boundaries for lower level design activities. EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE YOU'LL BRING: Preferred---- 16+ years of progressive development work experience desired. Experience designing and implementing complex projects on an accelerated timeline. Experience using Python to create test scripts and has experience testing embedded systems preferably in the medical device industry. Has experience in multitude of manufacturing processes using metals, plastics, adhesives, silicones, etc. Strong knowledge and understanding of structural mechanics (e.g. fatigue analysis, nonlinear materials, crack initiation/propagation). 5 or more years of SolidWorks experience or equivalent mastery through education or similar 3D CAD software. Comfortable with programming/scripting (Python preferred). Experience in commercial, structural simulation packages such as ANSYS Mechanical, ANSYS Motion or related software. Experience in fluidics simulation packages such as STAR-CCM+, ANSYS Fluent or related software. Experience in Multiphysics simulations (e.g. electromagnetism using ANSYS Maxwell, fluid-structure interaction, acoustics). Ability to summarize technical data and details into clear presentations illustrating key ideas to a non-technical audience. Has strong analytical skills, excellent attention to detail, and be able to work closely with electrical, firmware and software engineers as interdisciplinary team. Has strong writing and verbal communication skills and can present design reviews for other engineers and management. Required Bachelors degree in engineering, science or closely related; Masters degree in engineering, science or closely related. 8+ years of progressive development work experience. Knowledge of regulations and standards affecting IVDs and biologics. WHAT WE OFFER---- 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 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-- 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.-- Job Id 31001621 Location United States - Texas - Irving Medical surveillance Not Applicable Division ADD Diagnostics Travel Yes, 5 % of the Time Additional Location Significant work activities Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day),Keyboard use (greater or equal to 50% of the workday) PLAN FOR SUCCESS CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Our business encompasses many different functions and capabilities, which allows you to explore careers in various fields.-- GROWTH PLANNING Growth Planning and Performance Excellence is an annual process through which you'll be able to have open career discussions with your manager to help you determine your own career path and future. TRAINING & NETWORKS We provide a wide range of classroom and e-learning courses to help you develop new skills and enhance your career.-- WE'RE RECOGNIZED AROUND THE WORLD DOW JONES SUSTAINABILITY INDEX BEST CORPORATE CITIZENS FORTUNE CHANGE
THE WORLD FORTUNE'S MOST ADMIRED COMPANIES JOIN OUR TALENT COMMUNITY We will notify you about relevant positions, and keep you in mind when we have interesting opportunities. Abbott welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce including Minorities, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans. We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Unless otherwise specified, all product and service names appearing in this Internet site are trademarks owned by or licensed to Abbott, its subsidiaries or affiliates. No use of any Abbott trademark, trade name, or trade dress in this site may be made without the prior written authorization of Abbott, except to identify the product or services of the company.

Keywords: Abbott Laboratories, Irving , R&D Mechanical Principal Engineer, Engineering , Irving, Texas

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