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Abbott Mechanical Engineer R&D in Irving, Texas

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 107,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries


The key to successful treatment and full recovery is often fast, accurate diagnosis. Abbott’s life-changing tests and diagnostic tools provide insights that enable smarter, faster decisions and transform the way the world is managing health.

Our pioneering technology spans the world of healthcare operations — with medical diagnostic instruments, tests, automation and informatics solutions for hospitals, reference labs, blood centers, emergency departments, physician offices and clinics.

Our location in Dallas, TX currently has an opportunity for a Mechanical Engineer .


The Mechanical Engineer is responsible for the design and development of engineering solutions for parts, components, or subsystems and other intermediate and moderately complex designs.

  • Produce and review design drawings and specification documents. Proficient in CAD system tools (SolidWorks)

  • Experience with electro-mechanical and opto-mechanical system designs and can build test beds to support early and long-term reliability development

  • Design, build, and execute testing of components or sub-systems. Document and present test plans to broader audience.

  • Knows geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, and Finite Element Analysis

  • Able to perform simulations of materials and properties and behaviors in static and dynamic systems

  • Establish internal methods and best practices for the application of finite element analysis in various phases of product development.

  • Design electronic enclosures, contoured housings/products, assembly fixtures, etc.

  • Develop component and assembly specifications, and interface control drawings

  • Build prototypes, develop and implement test plans, test fixtures, manufacturing fixtures, and work with QA and manufacturing personnel to put new designs into production

  • Build prototypes using Rapid Prototyping

  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to fully comprehend issue, gather information and communicates results.

  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing tasks within time standards, efficiently, as needed.

  • Write reports summarizing results of design projects



  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineer or closely related discipline required

  • 5 years of mechanical engineering experience


  • Degree in mechanical engineering or related discipline including strong coursework and/or research experience

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of structural mechanics (e.g. fatigue analysis, nonlinear materials, crack initiation/propagation)

  • 2 or more years of SolidWorks experience or equivalent mastery through education or similar 3D CAD software

  • Comfortable with programming/scripting (python preferred)

  • Experience in commercial, structural simulation packages such as ANSYS Mechanical, ANSYS Motion or related software

  • Experience in fluidics simulation packages such as STAR-CCM+, ANSYS Fluent or related software

  • Experience in Multiphysics simulations (e.g. electromagnetism using ANSYS Maxwell, fluid-structure interaction, acoustics)

  • Ability to summarize technical data and details into clear presentations illustrating key ideas to a non-technical audience


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

  • 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

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully: www.abbottbenefits.com at http://www.abbottbenefits.com/pages/candidate.aspx

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

Connect with us at www.abbott.com at http://www.abbott.com/ , on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

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 corpjat@abbott.com