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Senior R&D Engineer – Stents (31029858)




Full Time


Plymouth, Minnesota, 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.

Senior Stent R&D Engineer – Structural Heart

Plymouth, MN

Leading an active lifestyle is important to the many people we serve. In Abbott’s Structural Heart division, we’re advancing the treatment of heart disease through breakthrough medical technologies, allowing people to restore their health and get on with their lives.

As a Senior Stent R&D Engineer, you will be part of our Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) research and development team focused on delivering the future in heart valve therapy. This role may involve a range of responsibilities including but not limited to metallurgy/materials research and analysis, 3D CAD model creation and documentation, product design, prototyping, bench testing, test fixture design, test method development, and interfacing with a cross-functional product development team.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Utilize multidisciplinary engineering knowledge to design and develop innovative new products in the dynamic structural heart space where Abbott is a leading provider of solutions

  • Conceptualize new devices using material knowledge and innovative mechanical design

  • Maintain positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and suppliers

  • Be a strong team player with demonstrated ability to use critical thinking skills

  • Work closely with product development team to establish product development goals while ensuring market compatibility

  • Plan, schedule and coordinate project tasks and activities

  • Establish product requirements and specifications

  • Conceive and build working prototypes

  • Run empirical and experimental analysis utilizing various analytical and statistical tools

  • Utilize structured problem-solving approaches to resolve design investigations during development

  • Develop test methods and conduct model development

  • Create and maintain 3D CAD models, assemblies and prints

  • Maintain knowledge of the developing clinical environment (i.e. current treatment methods, evolving clinical needs etc.)

  • Identify and mitigate project risks

  • Comply with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or other related engineering field

  • 5+ years of engineering experience, primarily in R&D engineering

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

  • Ability to work within cross-functional teams as an individual contributor in a fast-paced environment

  • Knowledge and understanding of a variety of engineering disciplines, theories and concepts, to support development of innovative approaches to problem solving

  • Project management skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience utilizing metallurgy techniques to assess and optimize medical implant performance strongly preferred

  • Experience developing and executing stent/implant fatigue testing preferred

  • Experience designing stents and/or implantable cardiovascular implants preferred

  • Experience with a variety of manufacturing processes and design for manufacturability 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

  • Student Loan Repayment Program

  • 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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