Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate


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.     

JOB DESCRIPTION:Position Summary

An engineering professional who, working with little or no supervision, applies advanced scientific knowledge, engineering knowledge, mathematics, and ingenuity to complete complex assignments related to a specific technical field or discipline. A Principal Engineer has full knowledge of other related disciplines beyond their own.

Main Responsibilities

Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.


Identifies, plans, and conducts medium- to large-size projects within engineering specialty requiring custom, risk-managed execution plans, investigations, and/or equipment.

Manages multiple, often concurrent, projects and meets deadlines.

Maintains project controls and reporting for cost, scope and schedule; develops execution strategy including procurement; balances multiple demands within an assignment, e.g. executes contingency plans to recover from schedule slippage and financial overruns.

Understands the business needs of the company, and has a thorough knowledge of the customer and clinical needs when developing a project scope.

Incorporates business foresight of emerging technological trends.

Works with marketing, product development, and manufacturing to establish scope, priorities, and schedules on multiple projects, e.g. examines the entire project planning process for a new product or complex project.

Independently performs economic analysis and feasibility studies related to complex and often multiple competing project alternatives.

Responsible for achieving the project's financial targets in support of business objectives.


Benchmarks internally and externally.

Analyzes business forces (customers, suppliers, competitors, technologies, government regulations) in major markets to identify trends and recommend responses, e.g. recommends a division-wide development program to introduce new technology.

Independently executes, and/or directs others in the execution of: the design of products/processes/ equipment/systems/facilities by applying novel engineering theories, concepts, and techniques within the disciplines.

Designs and leads complex experiments, often with multiple variables, gathers data, and performs detailed analysis.

Assesses relevance.

Communicates across functions and disciplines.


Conceptualizes complete solutions.

Creates or coordinates the design solutions for novel or complex problems; integrates regulatory and operational needs; assesses cost benefit, e.g. identifies processes and develops flow charts for a complex construction or manufacturing operation.

Explores multiple alternatives.

Structures studies and integrate cross-disciplinary and cross-functional issues to arrive at optimal couse of action, e.g. investigates process to meet increasing regulatory requirements while maintaining manufacturing/construction efficiency.

Applies technology in innovative ways.

Combines technologies to anticipate or address customer needs; shares solutions across sites; employs proven solutions to increase effectiveness of engineering methodology or manufacturing process, e.g. incorporates process commonalities to reduce cycle time; attempts to leverage core technical competencies to its limit.


Mentors others by sharing technical expertise and providing feedback and guidance.

Where appropriate, provides tasks/project assignment opportunities for employee development and evaluates performance.

Represents the organization as the prime technical contact on contracts and projects.

Interacts with both senior management and external personnel on significant technical matters often requiring coordination between organizations.

Prepares written communication.

Conveys information effectively through formal and informal documents, e.g. develops proposals, project summaries, and design documentation; submits articles for internal or external publication.

May move forward with action plans without seeking approval.

Exhibits advanced ability to apply concepts of careful communication.

Establishes networks.

Follows through on project goals; contributes willingly and incorporates the ideas of others; shares resources, knowledge and accountability to benefit the objectives of the business, e.g. participates in team meetings; serves either as functional subject matter expert or independent technical expert in design reviews.

Builds relationships.

Initiates and cultivates open, honest relationships with colleagues, customers, contractors, and vendors by es

About the company

At Abbott, we're committed to helping you live your best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 94,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

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We invite you to explore opportunities at Abbott, to see if your talents and career aspirations may fit with our openings. An equal opportunity employer, Abbott welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

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