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Senior Mechanical Engineer - Lifecycle Management

Primary Pleasanton, California Req ID R00085973 Category Engineering Division AbbVie

The senior mechanical engineer will work collaboratively with a team to support medical device products from the transfer to production through product end of life. The engineer will have a technical leadership role for supporting components and subassemblies of the body contouring products and will closely interact with a multi-disciplined Engineering team consisting of electrical, software and mechanical groups.

The job requires excellent CAD skills, design of plastic injection molded parts and machined metal components, management of requirements and execution of tests for evaluation and/or verification.  The engineer should have broad knowledge of plastic and metal materials and be able to define the selection criteria and tradeoffs for different materials.  Skills for thermal or structural analysis as well as statistical analysis are needed.

·         Act as a technical lead for projects to support on market products. Provide mentoring and guidance to other team members.

·         Manage the overall suitability of parts and subassemblies for a design. Interact with Clinical and Marketing departments to ensure design requirements are maintained.

·         Outline and execute to short-term goals to achieve overall project milestones.

·         Conceive, design, build, and evaluate prototypes to explore a range of design revisions.

·         Prepare, present, and document designs at technical reviews.

·         Refine and develop selected concept(s) with little guidance from manager.

·         Investigate and evaluate materials, adhesives, and assembly techniques based on product requirements and past experience.

·         Select vendors for prototypes, request quotes and prepare purchase requisitions.  Provide recommendations for production vendors.

·         Use best methods of design for manufacture and assembly (DFMA) and document the DFMA benefits of the chosen design.

·         Plan, perform, and document verification testing.  Coordinate testing by other team members.

·         Help refine assembly procedures and assist in transfer to manufacturing.

·         Document changes within the Document Control system.

·         Coordinate design tasks for other team members for complex product changes.

·         Understand design constraints within the mechanical engineering team and other R&D groups.  Resolve any design conflicts with limited managerial intervention.

·         Responsible for performing all duties in compliance with FDA’s Quality System Regulation (QSR), ISO13485, the Canadian Medical Device Regulations, and all other international regulatory requirements with which AbbVie complies.

·BS in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent degree and/or experience.  Advanced degree desirable.

·Minimum of 8+ years experience in engineering design. Prefer at least 3 years of experience in medical devices, ideally class II devices.

·Must be proficient with 3D CAD modeling; prefer Pro/E Wildfire/Creo experience or SolidWorks. Needs some CAD analysis skills for thermals and structures.

·Must be familiar with the capabilities and limitations of a variety of fabrication techniques (e.g. plastic injection molding, vacuum and pressure forming, sheet metal, stamping, machining). 

·Individual will complete work with minimal supervision of the manager. Will typically be the technical leader.

·Proficient with basic standard concepts and constraints involved in maintaining product designs. Should be knowledgeable of new modern methods for making prototype or production parts.

·Ability to set medium term project goals and outline schedules for multiple tasks for several team members.

·Team player with the demonstrated abilities and willingness to wear “multiple hats” and perform a wide range of tasks within a dynamic environment.  

·Strong verbal and written communication skills. 

·Competent using MS Office including Word and Excel.

Applicable only to applicants applying to a position in any location with pay disclosure requirements under state or local law: 

  • The compensation range described below is the range of possible base pay compensation that the Company believes in good faith it will pay for this role at the time of this posting based on the job grade for this position. Individual compensation paid within this range will depend on many factors including geographic location, and we may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future.

  • We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off (vacation, holidays, sick), medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.

  • This job is eligible to participate in our short-term incentive programs. 

  • This job is eligible to participate in our long-term incentive programs. 

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, incentive, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole and absolute discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole and absolute discretion, consistent with applicable law. 

AbbVie is committed to operating with integrity, driving innovation, transforming lives, serving our community, and embracing diversity and inclusion. It is AbbVie’s policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected group status.

Significant Work Activities: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)

Travel: No

Job Type: Experienced

Schedule: Full-time


Minimum Salary $109,500

Maximum Salary $208,000

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