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Manager, Engineering (Sustaining)

Abbott Laboratories Westford, MA
  • Expired: 5 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

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 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Use multidisciplinary engineering knowledge to manage and participate in protecting the design of innovative medical devices or components/subsystems for launched products in support of company's strategic plan.  Manages and conducts operations work as part of a major project.  Oversees and performs analyses to protect the design of commercial product in the face of proposed changes.  Provides technical information concerning manufacturing or processing techniques, materials, properties and process (advantages/limitations) engineering planning.  Guides direct reports to select and use techniques to solve problems and make sound design recommendations.  Provides leadership and mentoring to other engineers, and technicians. Supervises other engineers and technicians performing the following tasks, and is a hands-on participant as necessary.


Run empirical and experimental analysis.

Evaluate proposed changes and develop strategic plans for implementation of the changes

Evaluate alternative components/designs.

Work with outside consultants, vendors, and the medical community.

Project planning.

Ensure requirements of TDP and/or PDP are followed as necessary.

Coordinate and manage resources to meet detailed project timelines and milestones.

Ensure compliance to industry standards

Ensure that the quality system requirements are being met.

Support design reviews and physician visits.

Understand product specifications including justification and supportive testing

Create product drawings and/or models

Develop test methods

Hires and retains a diverse, highly qualified staff and provides ongoing performance feedback.

Sets goals which align to department plans and manages the execution of goals through coaching and mentoring.

Maintains a safe and professional work environment.

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.


Bachelors Degree (Engineering) (REQUIRED) and 10+ years experience or an equivalent of education and work experience. Masters degree preferred.


** Medical Devices experience is REQUIRED.

** R&D/Sustaining engineering/related field

** Experience designing and testing medical devices required preferably interventional cardiology devices. 

** Experience with a variety of manufacturing processes and designing for manufacturability required.

** Project leadership and management skills required.

** Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross division business unit model preferred.

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

** Ability to work effectively within a team in a fast-paced changing environment.

Strong leadership skills, including the ability to set goals and provide positive and constructive feedback respectfully to build positive relationships and improve business results.

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

Strong organizational, planning, and follow-up skills and ability to hold others accountable. 

Multi-tasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.

Ability to travel approximately 25%, including internationally.


Abbott Laboratories


Westford, MA