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Abbott Senior Hardware Sustaining Engineer 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 114,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Job Title

Sr. Hardware Sustaining Engineer

Working at Abbott

At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and family, be your true self and live a full life. You’ll also have access to:

  • Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of.

  • Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO

  • An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer contribution

  • Tuition reimbursement, the Freedom 2 Save ( student debt program and FreeU ( education benefit - an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor’s degree.

  • A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.

  • A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

The Opportunity

This position works out of our Westford, MA location in the AVD division.

Abbott Vascular provides innovative, minimally invasive, and cost-effective products for treatment of vascular disease.

This position will be a Senior Hardware Sustaining Engineer supporting the FFR and OCT hardware portion of our business. Performs the layout, construction, and evaluation of a variety of prototype Printed Circuit Boards, fixtures, and tools. Applies engineering and scientific principles to the evaluation and solution of technical problems. Exercises technical judgment in planning, organizing, performing, coordinating and/or directing engineering work. Performs engineering studies. Remains abreast of and consults on technical advancements. Identifies and routinely uses the most effective and cost-efficient practices to execute processes; continually evaluates their effectiveness and appropriateness.

What You’ll Work On

• Support sustaining activities around OCT and FFR manufacturing including end of life, supplier change requests, Global compliance standards, IFU/Label changes, support of regulatory submissions, corporate programs, literature review, and all supporting quality system elements

• Conduct evaluations, tests, and analyses related to feasibility and function

• The position will also support the following design and manufacturing elements:

• Production support

• Interface with vendors for components

• Protocol and report writing

• Generate and modify material specification documentation

• Work with cross functional teams

• Develop and implement design improvements

• 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.

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor of Science in electrical/electronic engineering or related engineering field.

• Minimum 5 years of design experience or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.

• Relevant work experience in performing the layout construction, and evaluation of a variety of Printed Circuit Boards, knowledge of analog and digital electronics, experience with capital equipment experience is preferred.

• Ability to understand and comply with applicable FDA regulations and Company operating procedures, processes, policies and tasks preferred.

• Demonstrated personal computer skills, including spreadsheet, word processing, database management, and specialized applications.

Preferred Qualifications

• Medical Devices

• Altium

• Advanced credential or professional certification in a relevant discipline/concentration desired.

• Training and experience in manufacturing processes and methods desired, especially in the manufacturing of medical devices preferred.

• Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.

• 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 timely manner.

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

• Ability to travel approximately 25%, including internationally.

• Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance.

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  • Participants who complete a short wellness assessment qualify for FREE coverage in our HIP PPO medical plan. Free coverage applies in the next calendar year.

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Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that can help you build your future and live your best life. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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The base pay for this position is $72,700.00 – $145,300.00. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email