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Engineer II, Mechanical (31028199)




Full Time


Sylmar, California, 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.

A healthy heart is essential to good health. That's why we're committed to advancing treatments for people with cardiovascular disease. As a global leader in Cardiac Rhythm Technologies, our breakthrough medical technologies help restore people's health so they can get back to living their best lives, faster. We focus on innovative technologies that can improve the way doctors treat people with heart arrhythmias, or irregular heartbeats.

Our location in Sylmar, CA, currently has an opportunity for a Mechanical Engineer II.


  • Design, build prototype to evaluates mechanical and electromechanical product design and ability to identify potential design challenges and drive technical decisions.

  • Work closely with outside vendors and manage complex projects with them

  • Document and run design verification and validation testing which will be submitted to the FDA and other regulatory bodies

  • Interact with physicians to understand current challenges and review new concepts with them

  • Produce and review design drawings and specification documents

  • Own design reviews and ensure on-time completion of Design Control deliverables

  • Design, build, and execute testing of components or sub-assemblies; document and present test plans to broader audience

  • Use statistical techniques to facilitate decision making and to draw conclusions from available data

  • Ability to conduct a formal root cause investigation to identify potential design issues and drive technical decisions

  • Prepare risk management files and identify mitigations; drive risk management activities from product conception through commercialization

  • Develop and validate test fixtures, test methods, and inspection methods

  • Work with internal departments and external vendors to understand their capabilities and limitations

  • Support pre-clinical and clinical testing of devices

  • Ability to travel including internationally.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Biomedical engineering or related field.

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in mechanical design / process development OR an equivalent combination of work experience and education.

  • Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast paced changing environment.

  • Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects.

  • Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.

  • Multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in a timely manner.

  • Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as an attention to detail.

  • Solidworks/Creo or other CAD experience


  • Analytical design, Design for Six Sigma, or similar tool set

  • Class III medical device R&D experience

  • Cross functional team experience

  • Wide variety of manufacturing processes and DFM experience

  • Analytical design, Design for Six Sigma, or similar tool set experience


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

  • A fast-paced work environment where your safety is our priority
  • Production areas that are clean, well-lit and temperature-controlled
  • 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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