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Lead Engineer (31027702)




Full Time


Princeton, New Jersey, 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 point-of-care (POC) testing industry is changing faster than ever. At Abbott Point of Care, we’ve stayed ahead of the curve. We are a worldwide leader in fundamentally changing healthcare delivery at the point of care with solutions that are intuitive, innovative, reliable, and cost-effective for our customers.

Primary Job Function

Apply scientific knowledge, engineering knowledge, mathematics and ingenuity to complete moderately complex assignments with little to no

Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.
1. Independently, or lead a project team to, identify, plan and conduct medium-size assigned projects requiring a combination of
conventional and custom risk-managed execution plans, investigations and/or equipment; manages multiple often concurrent projects;
2. Lead complex technical projects with multiple inter-coordinating elements where problem resolution may involve the application of new
methods and/or approaches and may require consideration of impact with other system components and/or users;
3. Lead and/or participate on cross-functional teams to support organizational goals;
4. Responsible for completing documentation in a timely manner and in accordance with business standards;
5. Serve as a subject matter expert (SME) or independent technical expert (ITE) on a subset or select subsets of a project's technical
matters; may interface with external firms or agencies;
6. Other tasks and duties as assigned;
7. Understand and comply with applicable EHS policies, procedures, rules and regulations;
8. Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the Quality System.

Education and experience necessary:

Bachelor's degree (preferably in Engineering, science or a closely related discipline is desired) or equivalent technical experience and
demonstrated competence required; additional post-graduate education may contribute toward the desired years of experience;

Typically requires 6-7 years of significant engineering and / or operational experience to develop the competence to meet the skills and
responsibilities of the position;
Candidates / incumbents should possess the following:
- strong technical knowledge and application of concepts, practices and procedures;
- ability or aptitude to work on problems that are complex in scope where analysis of situations or data involves multiple competing
- ability to form and develop interpersonal, professional relationships; display socially and professionally appropriate behavior;
- ability to work independently and in groups; ability to work cross-functionally;
- demonstrated initiative and problem-solving skills; critical-thinking skills;
- ability and aptitude to use various types of databases and other computer software;
- ability to prioritize;
- strong organizational and project management skills;
- demonstrated competency with financial systems and in fiscal controls;
- ability to quickly gain knowledge, understanding or skills and is willing to learn;

Engineers trained in one branch of the Engineering field may work in related branches of engineering provided demonstrated transferable