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Senior Industrial Designer


San Diego, CA

Apr 12
Job Description

At Abbott, diverse ideas, perspectives, and expertise allow us to create life-changing solutions that help people live healthier lives. In 150 countries and with businesses spanning nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices, and branded generic pharmaceuticals, Abbott offers you enormous opportunities to explore your interests and help you achieve your career and personal goals.

Abbott Rapid Diagnostics is part of Abbott’s Diagnostics family of businesses, bringing together exceptional teams of experts and industry leading technologies to support diagnostic testing which provides important information for treatment and management of diseases and other conditions.

Our location in San Diego, CA has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Industrial Designer within our Abbott Rapid Diagnostics business.
The Senior Industrial Designer will apply their technical expertise in industrial design and user experience design to design and develop point-of-care, rapid in vitro diagnostics (IVDs) for Infectious Diseases. They will focus on the user-facing design of the product system through the design, prototyping, and testing process. The Senior Industrial Designer will closely collaborate with key partner teams, such as human factors, mechanical design and UX design to create easy-to-use and manufacturable diagnostic product systems that deliver a well-considered overall user experience.


- Work with an in-house team and external partners to design and develop industrial design concepts and prototypes for diagnostic product systems.
- Apply your Industrial Design skillset to create concept sketches, explanatory sketches, CAD models, renderings, mock-ups & prototypes across phases of the new product development process.
- Work with the human factors team and lead design & prototyping for usability studies to uncover user pain points & opportunities for design improvement.
- Work with the mechanical design team to develop design concepts which balance form, function, and design for manufacturability.
- Work with UX design to design concepts and prototypes that demonstrate overall user experience for different end-users, use-scenarios, and environments.
- Collaborate with a cross-functional project team to identify key requirements that have an impact to Industrial Design. Provide strategic guidance related to Industrial Design; explain industrial design approach, key considerations, and trade-offs in design concepts.
- Coordinate design activities with vendors and consultants to ensure prototypes or design services meet project requirements and milestones.
- Maintain design documentation in research and development phases and assist in transfer to manufacturing phase.



- Bachelor's in industrial design, Product Design, Mechanical Engineering Design, or similar field.
- 5 years of experience in Industrial Design.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Independent, organized, and meticulous.


- Proficiency with industry-standard design and prototyping tools including Solidworks, Keyshot and Adobe Creative Suite.
- Demonstrable experience in designing, prototyping and launching exceptional products.
- Ability to distill requirements and stakeholder input into simple, intuitive industrial design concepts.
- Proficiency in analog & digital industrial design sketching.
- Proficiency in industrial design prototyping and workshop skills.
- An online portfolio showcasing your design approach and impact through work samples and case studies.
- Demonstrated experience in stewarding projects through the human-centered design process.
- Experience in medical device development and design controls process.
- Experience working with human factors, mechanical engineering & UX design.
Demonstrated critical thinking skills.
- Ability to work in a team environment.


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.

The base pay for this position is:
$83,600.00 – $167,200.00

In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.


?Abbott is about the power of health. For more than 135 years, Abbott has been helping people reach their potential — because better health allows people and communities to achieve more. With a diverse, global network serving customers in more than 160 countries, we create new solutions — across the spectrum of health, around the world, for all stages of life. Whether it’s next-generation diagnostics, life-changing devices, science-based nutrition, or novel reformulations, we are advancing some of the most innovative and revolutionary technologies in healthcare, helping people live their best lives through better health.

The people of Abbott come to work each day with relentless energy, enthusiasm and a promise to enhance the health and well-being of millions of people. They push the boundaries to help manage and treat some of life’s greatest health challenges.

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.