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Abbott R&D Engineer, Mechanical – Modular in Westford, Massachusetts

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 107,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries

About Abbott

Abbott Vascular provides innovative, minimally invasive and cost-effective products for treatment of vascular disease. Our extensive portfolio includes drug-eluting stents, bare metal stents, guide wires, balloon dilatation catheters, imaging catheters and software, vessel closure devices and peripheral stents.

Our location in Westford, MA currently has an opportunity for a R&D Engineer, Mechanical – Modular . The R&D Engineer, Mechanical - Modular will help design, prototype, and test solutions for Abbott’s line of hospital cardiovascular diagnostic systems. He or she will collaborate with Human Factors engineers, Systems engineers, Marketing, and service personnel to design and implement Abbott’s next generation hardware. The person we hire will have some experience with similar hardware solutions. This is a hands-on position which will require planning, execution and collaborative skills.


  • Participate in the creation of next-generation hardware to support Abbott’s imaging and physiology products in the hospital.

  • Design and develop hardware for Abbott products.

  • Define and implement product and customer requirements.

  • Ensure compliance of all design solutions with regulatory standards, including EN60601 and rules established for medical equipment by FDA and other regulatory bodies.

  • Keep current with new technologies and their impact on Abbott’s hardware roadmap.

  • Collaborate with other Abbott’s divisions to share and leverage knowledge and implementation experiences.

  • Coordinate the implementation of solutions with technical resources and members of the process and business teams.

  • Drive resolution of implementation and technical issues related to assigned projects.

  • Support all Company initiatives as identified by management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements

  • Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments. Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.

  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned.



Minimum 1 year:

  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.

  • 1+ years of experience designing industrial or medical devices/equipment.

  • Hands on experience in the design, prototyping, tolerance analysis, testing, and troubleshooting of industrial or medical equipment.

  • Fiber optics experience a plus.

  • Demonstrable SolidWorks CAD design skills (machined, cast, and molded components) required.

  • Experience documenting functional and technical requirements, technical design, test cases and training material.

  • Familiarity with Microsoft desktop applications required.

  • Self-driven, able to collaborate in teams and interact with customers.

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

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

  • Strong business and technical aptitude with an attitude to solve complex problems.

  • Multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.

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

  • Ability to travel approximately 10%, including internationally.

  • Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance.


  • Knowledge of product validation, medical regulatory standards of ISO 13485/9001 and Standard regulations of FDA a plus.

  • Knowledge and experience with medical device regulations a plus.

  • SolidWorks surfacing experience a plus.

  • Knowledge and experience with machining (CNC, lathe, etc.) a plus.

  • Exposure to Windchill and SAP a plus.


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

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully: at

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An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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