CAD Designer I

in Plymouth, MN

CAD Designer I Job

Job Description Job Attributes+

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  • Job Location

    Plymouth, MN, US

  • Job Category

    Research & Development

  • Job Type

    Full time

  • Travel


  • Schedule

    40 hours per week

Working at Abbott

At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and family, be your true self and live a full life. You’ll also have access to:

  • Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of.
  • Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO
  • An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer contribution
  • Tuition reimbursement, the Freedom 2 Save student debt program and FreeU education benefit - an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor’s degree.
  • A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.
  • A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

The Opportunity

This position works out of our Plymouth, MN location in the Electrophysiology division. In Abbott’s Electrophysiology (EP) business, we’re advancing the treatment of heart disease through breakthrough medical technologies in atrial fibrillation, allowing people to restore their health and get on with their lives.

Under direct supervision, the CAD Designer I supports engineers and technicians in the creation and revision of CAD models and/or detailed drawings for medical devices, fixtures, and tooling.

What You’ll Work On

  • Generate 3D CAD models of new and existing design concepts using SolidWorks.
  • Generate detailed drawings of new and existing design concepts.
  • Adhere to and apply current industry drafting standards to detailed drawings.
  • Collaborate with engineers and technicians to optimize new and existing designs.
  • Maintain CAD files and corresponding documents in all existing data management systems.
  • Process engineering change requests, updating all applicable documents to current Abbott standards.
  • Ability to use existing processes and procedures to solve routine problems.
  • Ensure requirements of the PDP process are followed as necessary.
  • Ensure that quality system requirements are being met.
  • Ensure 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.

Required Qualifications

  • Certificate, Diploma, or Associates Degree in Mechanical Design/Drafting
  • 0-3 years of work experience in a Drafter/Designer role
  • Experience using SolidWorks 2021 or later versions
  • Exposure to a variety of machining/manufacturing processes and designing for manufacturability. (e.g. Injection Molding, CNC Machining, Laser Cutting, Laser Welding, Extrusions, Braiding)
  • Experience using engineering measurement tools such as calipers and micrometers.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office products
  • 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.
  • Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects.
  • Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.
  • Multi-tasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.
  • Strong organizational, planning, and follow-up skills
  • Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified Solidworks Associate (CSWA) or Professional (CSWP) certification
  • Experience using Windchill PDMLink 11.0/12.0 with Workgroup Manager or equivalent PLM/PDM system
  • Willingness to learn Creo and AutoCAD mechanical through OTJ or professional training courses.

Apply Now

* Participants who complete a short wellness assessment qualify for FREE coverage in our HIP PPO medical plan. Free coverage applies in the next calendar year.

Learn more about our health and wellness benefits, which provide the security to help you and your family live full lives:

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that can help you build your future and live your best life. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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The base pay for this position is $18.70 – $37.40 per hour. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

Job Skills

  • cad
  • creo
  • solidworks
  • mechanical design
  • process engineering
  • windchill pdmlink
  • machining
  • calipers
  • changing environment
  • workgroup manager
  • data management systems


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Additional Information

Who We Are


Abbott values the leadership skills developed through military service and we have a broad range of functional areas to put your talents to work. Our organization is making a difference in the lives of the people we serve with a diverse offering of healthcare products. We have a strong veteran employee community to help with your transition from the military to the corporate world.

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