R&D Lead Investigation Sustaining Engineer

R&D Lead Investigation Sustaining Engineer

Abbott Laboratories | Abbott Park, IL, 60064, US
Salary Range:$87,000 – $112,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

Posted 11 days ago

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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.

About Abbott

Abbott is a global healthcare leader, creating breakthrough science to improve people's health. We're always looking towards the future, anticipating changes in medical science and technology.

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

You will lead a team focused on understanding source of product failures and reducing complaints as part of our R&D team focused on our diagnostic embedded technology products.


* Work as technical subject matter expert and manage a small team of R&D engineers.

* Lead team that serves as 3rd tier support for returned product investigations providing product expertise, how to read design documentation, good engineering techniques, failure mechanisms, appropriate level root cause analysis.

* Lead teams performing investigations that have been escalated to R&D.

* Provide frequent and clear status updates.

* Partner with QA and Operations to identify root causes for changes in complaint trends.

* Lead team which performs and document failure investigations for clinical trials.

* Maintain biohazard lab used for clinical trial investigations,

* Evaluate and develop improvement of tools and techniques for identifying causes of failures in new products.

* Act as independent reviewer on programs in which not directly involved, including technical design reviews of products and design requirements documents, and CAPAs.

* Negotiate priorities and set expectations.

* Keep track of multiple ongoing investigations and projects.

* Assist as needed with other projects within R&D.


* BS in Electrical Engineering, or other discipline with experience in Electrical Engineering and 8 years relevant experience with BS or 6 years relevant experience with MS.

* Experience with creation of specific software tools for methods of investigation for new product requirements.

* Experience with PCBA design and bring-up, and/or PCBA level failure analysis and root cause.

* Team management or large project team management experience highly desired.

* Good understanding of failure modes of electrical components and software.

* Experience with electro-mechanical products, produced at high volume.

* Good engineering sensibilities, good knowledge of electrical engineering principles including, analog design, analog measurement circuitry, embedded software, and knowledge of engineering tools.

* Good understanding of processes used in the design, documentation, and verification of medical devices or IVD.

* Experience working with biohazard material or in chemical laboratories is a plus.

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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.

Learn more about our health and wellness benefits, which provide the security to help you and your family live full lives: www.abbottbenefits.com

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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