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Engineering Technician (31024168)





Irving, 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 113,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.


The key to successful treatment and full recovery is often fast, accurate diagnosis. Abbott’s life-changing tests and diagnostic tools provide insights that enable smarter, faster decisions and transform the way the world is managing health.

Our pioneering technology spans the world of healthcare operations — with medical diagnostic instruments, tests, automation and informatics solutions for hospitals, reference labs, blood centers, emergency departments, physician offices and clinics.

Our location in Irving, TX, currently has an opportunity for Engineering Technician.


This position provides specialized technical support services by performing any combination of complex or non-routine duties involving the selection and use of procedures and/or equipment in support of medical diagnostic instrument and/or reagent development and production


  • Applies a high level of technical support in a specialized discipline using knowledge and theory of electronics, life science, chemistry, mechanics, software, etc.

  • Understands and uses knowledge of other disciplines.

  • Uses computer applications as needed for functional specialty.

  • Advanced skills in computer hardware and /or software applications.

  • Accepts non-routine and complex assignments.

  • Follows established procedures Uses judgment and makes choices on how to proceed.

  • Assignments often require creativity.

  • Researches, recommends, and implements appropriate changes for process improvements.

  • Uses information from within and/or outside the organization when necessary.

  • Reads, understands and instructs others in the use of manuals, test procedures, and documentation associated with specialized equipment.

  • Reads, interprets, and may create engineering drawings, schematics and complex test procedures.

  • Writes basic procedures and technical documents.

  • Working knowledge and use of complex tools and equipment specific to functional areas.

  • May use statistical, mathematical and other quantitative and qualitative methods and measurements.

  • May create tools and fixtures specific to functional area.

  • May work closely with engineers to execute product design.

  • Constructs complex engineering prototypes, models and builds special test equipment.

  • May perform testing on prototype electrical and/or mechanical designs.

  • Conducts complex testing, analysis and troubleshooting.

  • Conducts testing to determine effectiveness of product specifications.

  • Complies to all safety standards and regulatory requirements.


  • Problem Solving: Resolves non-routine, complex problems with data gathering, research, analysis and interpretive activities.

  • Uses factual information, policy and procedures to determine solutions with minimal supervision.

  • Verifies experimental data for usefulness and accuracy.

  • Impact on Operations/Effect of Errors: Tasks, activities and/or information used to make decisions which are in direct support of the department's primary function.

  • Effect of errors may have significant impact in terms of time or money.


Required Skills/Knowledge/Experience

  • Associates degree is required or equivalent experience combined with High School degree or GED.

  • Five or more years related technical experience.


  • Bachelor’s degree is preferred.


  • 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

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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.

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