Technician Sr, Hardware Electronics

in St. Paul, MN

Technician Sr, Hardware Electronics Job

Job Description Job Attributes+

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  • Job Location

    St. Paul, MN, US

  • Job Category

    Research & Development

  • Job Type

    Full time

  • Travel

    Not specified

  • Schedule

    40 hours per week

Sr. Technician Hardware Elecrtonics

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.


Sr. Technician Hardware Elecrtonics

Participate as required within R&D on various engineering efforts for new product development. Responsible for performing various technical tasks on a variety of R&D projects as assigned by engineering. These tasks include, but are not limited to test method development and execution, fixture design and fabrication, equipment programming and qualification, prototyping, data collection and analysis.


  • Perform experiments and tests on a variety of projects as assigned by engineering.
  • Participate as required within R&D on various engineering efforts for new product development.
  • Assist in the generation of documentation (i.e. drawings, specs, procedures, travelers, etc) required to support new product development projects.
  • Troubleshoot and suggest creative solutions to design and testing issues.
  • Coordinate and execute building of prototypes/products per engineering design and instruction as required.
  • Ability to handle and maneuver small components and parts.
  • Work with engineering on build/test fixturing.
  • Perform assembly and testing of small tubing components by adhesive bonding, or heat reflowing.
  • Understanding of and ability to utilize electronic data collection systems and computer software packages and possibly ability to analyze data using basic statistics.
  • Ability to prioritize work by determining the sequencing and timing of different jobs based on precedence and importance.
  • Follow safety guidelines and utilize appropriate safety devices when performing all tasks that require such precautions.
  • Create and Maintain accurate records to recreate desired build processes and designs.
  • Willingness for active participation, active listening, interpreting, cooperation and flexibility to allow for a successful self-managed team.
  • Be able to clearly communicate ideas, problems and solutions to engineers.
  • Support all Company initiatives as identified by management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements.
  • Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments. Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.



  • Technical Diploma or equivalent work experience


  • Minumin 10 yrs experience with assembly or testing of parts.
  • Experience with a variety of manufacturing processes and lab equipment required.
  • Requires solid computer skills using Microsoft Office, Proficient using Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Experience using MasterCam CAM software would be preferred.
  • Be able to set up, and operate machining equipment used to produce or modify prototype parts, fixtures or products for new product development per engineering design and instruction.
  • Inspect machining operations and finished product against specified tolerances using precision measuring tools.
  • Mechanical and electrical assembly of equipment.
  • Knowledge of and experience in using grinders, lathes, drill presses and CNC equipment
  • Trouble-shooting experience with electrical, mechanical equipment.
  • Ability to read and understand mechanical prints, schematics and procedures
  • Assist in the generation of documentation (i.e. drawings, specs, procedures, travelers, etc) required to support new product development projects.
  • Troubleshoot and suggest creative solutions to process and design issues.
  • Complete hands-on electronics work.  This includes design, debug and build of circuitry, specialty cables, and other parts in a lab environment.
  • Provides design verification test support by performing experiments and feasibility tests on a variety of processes as assigned by engineering
  • Nimble hands.
  • Knowledge of Solidworks, Minitab, Labview are pluses but not required.
  • Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross-division business unit model preferred.
  • Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.
  • Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor 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.
  • Multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.
  • Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail.
  • Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance.
  • Occasional or Regularly scheduled overtime is a requirement of this position.


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:

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, on Facebook at and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

The base pay for this position is $27.60 – $55.20 per hour. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

Job Skills

  • maneuver small components
  • environmental management systems
  • mastercam cam software
  • product development
  • solidworks
  • minitab
  • prototyping
  • quality management
  • quality management systems
  • fda
  • mastercam
  • machining
  • regulatory requirements
  • labview
  • precision measuring
  • engineering design
  • design verification

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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