Staff Electrical Engineer



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
St Paul, MN, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024

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

Staff Electrical 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 St. Paul, MN location in the Abbott Vascular Division.

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

What You’ll Work On

  • Own the discovery and development of key breakthrough solutions in support of future products.
  • Work with current and emerging technologies to develop a technology map for long term company success.
  • Develop hardware and software solutions and the relevant specifications/verification/validation documentation for products and test systems.
  • Confirm system and component capabilities by designing test methods, testing properties, documenting results.
  • Interface with test labs to support product conformance to medical device safety and EMC standards (IEC 60601-1 and IEC 60601-1-2) as well as other applicable standards (e.g. radio transmitter, battery safety).
  • Prepare reports/documentation to communicate results to various stakeholders, including upper management.
  • Work cooperatively with Quality, Regulatory, Marketing, and Manufacturing.
  • Work with external suppliers and manufacturers to create, test, and support approval of new systems.
  • Support technical aspects of product development, verification and validation.
  • Provide technical mentoring of junior level team members in areas of expertise.
  • Interface and build long term relationships with physicians/customers/suppliers.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical/electronic engineering or related engineering field or an equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • 10 years of relevant experience
  • Medical device experience or other highly regulated industry
  • Knowledge of EMC standards (IEC 60601-1 and IEC 60601-1-2)

Apply Now

* 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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The base pay for this position is $95,000.00 – $190,000.00. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.