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Human Factors Engineer I

Abbott Laboratories

This is a Contract position in Atlanta, GA posted December 13, 2021.

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 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

A healthy heart is essential to good health.

That’s why we’re committed to advancing treatments for people with cardiovascular disease.

As a global leader in Cardiac Rhythm Technologies, our breakthrough medical technologies help restore people’s health so they can get back to living their best lives, faster.

We focus on innovative technologies that can improve the way doctors treat people with heart arrhythmias, or irregular heartbeats.

Our location in Sylmar, CA, currently has an opportunity for a Human Factors Engineer.

Human Factors Engineer plans and conducts customer and competitive research to identify, prioritize/develop new projects, create detailed usability improvement plans/concepts, select/manage external usability design resources, and lead internal and external development resources.

Applies advanced usability improvement principles to the evaluation and solution of complex product design problems.

Remains abreast of and consults on usability improvement advancements.

Exercises independent judgment in the planning, organizing and performing work; monitors performance and reports status to manager.

WHAT YOU’LL DO Investigates and defines usability requirements for new product/feature development and facilitates the translation into new projects through formative testing.

Works with field and medical personnel to define the user experience these products/features.

Gathers and analyzes use errors and issues for medical devices and translates these into specific system risk mitigations.

Creates detailed usability improvement concepts and leads design teams.

Works across product lines, internal departments, and Company sites to create and manage usability improvement plans and usability standards.

Simulates or tests aspects of new projects to evaluate prototypes and optimizes the user experience.

Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.

Creates and refines usability related processes, and trains others in their use.

Produce documentation, reports and analysis that adheres to FDA Guidelines for usability, as well as IEC Standards 62366 and 60601-1-6.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU’LL BRING Required BS/BA Degree in human factors engineering, human computer interaction, human factors psychology, biomedical engineering, or systems engineering Minimum of 6 months of relevant work experience in medical product development and/or a graduate degree with relevant project experience.

Experience with Demonstrated ability to apply understanding of human factors or usability engineering to issues in order to bring tasks to resolution within assigned projects.

Demonstrated ability to effectively integrate information from varied disciplines including Clinical Affairs, Engineering, Marketing and Regulatory Affairs.

Strong analytical, problem solving skills 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 communication ability Meets deadlines in timely manner.

Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail.

Ability to travel approximately 10%, including internationally.

Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance.

Preferred Master’s or Doctoral Degree in human factors engineering, human computer interaction, human factors psychology, biomedical engineering, or systems engineering Medical device experience preferred WHAT WE OFFER 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.

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