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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.


Senior CAD Designer (R&D) – Heart Failure Burlington, MA

Leading an active lifestyle is important to the many people we serve. In Abbott’s Heart Failure Treatment (HF) division, we’re advancing the treatment of heart and vascular disease through breakthrough medical technologies, allowing people to restore their health and get on with their lives.

As Senior CAD Designer, you will be part of our Heart Failure product development team focused on designing and developing innovative mechanical and electro-mechanical medical devices or subsystems/components in support of the company’s strategic plan. In this role, under limited supervision, you will support engineers and technicians in the creation and revision of CAD models and/or detailed drawings for medical devices, fixtures, and tooling.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Generates 3D CAD models and detailed drawings of new and existing design concepts using SolidWorks.
  • Adheres to and applies ASME Y14.5-2009 dimensioning and tolerancing standards to detailed drawings.
  • Generates and/or modifies complex 3D models using advanced modeling techniques such as multi-bodies, surfacing, 3D sketches, configurations, master modeling, etc.
  • Modify injection molded components incorporating required draft, gate, ejection pin locations, textures, logos, etc.
  • Completes engineering change requests, updating all applicable documents to current Abbott MCAD standards.
  • Maintains CAD files and corresponding documents in Windchill PDMLink data management system.
  • Collaborates with engineers and technicians to conceptualize and develop new technologies.
  • Performs virtual design validations of 3D CAD models to ensure model design integrity.
  • Provides solutions to moderately complex or infrequently occurring problems by using existing precedents or procedures.
  • Ensures that quality system requirements are being met.
  • Ensures a safe work environment consistent with OSHA requirements and Abbott Policies.
  • 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.
Experience and Education Requirements:
  • Certificate, Diploma, or Associates Degree in Mechanical Design/Drafting, or Equivalent Work Experience
  • 6+ years of work experience in a Mechanical Drafter/Designer role
  • Proficient using SolidWorks 2018 or later versions
  • Proficient using Windchill PDMLink 10.2/11.0 with Workgroup Manager or equivalent PLM/PDM system
  • Proficient using SolidWorks to generate complex models using advanced modeling techniques such as multi-bodies, surfacing, sheet-metal, configurations, design tables, master modeling, etc.
  • Experience using SolidWorks design validation tools (e.g., SolidWorks Simulation, SolidWorks Tol Analyst, Draft Analysis, Thickness Analysis, Interference Detection, Collision Detection, Geometry Comparison)
  • Experience applying a variety of machining/manufacturing processes and designing for manufacturability (e.g., Plastic Injection Molding, CNC Machining, Laser Machining, Laser Welding, Extrusions, Braiding)
  • Demonstrated capability using engineering measurement tools such as calipers and micrometers
  • Proficient using Microsoft Office 365 product
  • Ability to work within large multi-discipline teams 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 organizational, planning, prioritization, and follow-up skills is required to meet deadlines in a timely manner
  • Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance
Preferred Qualifications / Education
  • Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) or Professional (CSWP) certification, advanced SolidWorks certifications also a plus
  • Experience using Solidworks 2018 or later and AutoCAD Mechanical 2017 or later
  • Broad technical knowledge; expertise in one or more relevant specialties (i.e. Electrophysiology, Cardiac Rhythm Management, Heart Failure, Vascular, or Neuromodulation)
  • Experience generating visualization assets (renderings or animations) from 3D CAD data. Knowledge of SolidWorks Visualize, Composer, Autodesk Maya, or Blender
  • Experience generating and importing anatomical models from CT Scan data or importing 3D scanned data into SolidWorks
  • Experience using GD&T dimensions on drawings

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
  • Student Loan repayment 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
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JOB FAMILY: Product Development

DIVISION: HF Heart Failure

LOCATION: United States
Massachusetts : 23 Fourth Avenue


WORK SHIFT: Standard

TRAVEL: Yes, 5 % of the Time


SIGNIFICANT WORK ACTIVITIES: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Keyboard use (greater or equal to 50% of the workday)

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