Associate Engineer - Product Performance

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.

About Abbott

For years, Abbott's medical device businesses have offered technologies that are faster, more effective, and less invasive. Whether it's glucose monitoring systems, innovative therapies for treating heart disease, or products that help people with chronic pain or movement disorders, our medical device technologies are designed to help people live their lives better and healthier. Every day, our technologies help more than 10,000 people have healthier hearts, improve quality of life for thousands of people living with chronic pain and movement disorders, and liberate more than 500,000 people with diabetes from routine fingersticks.

Abbott Vascular provides innovative, minimally invasive and cost-effective products for treatment of vascular disease. Our extensive portfolio includes drug-eluting stents, bare metal stents, guide wires, balloon dilatation catheters, imaging catheters and software, vessel closure devices and peripheral stents

Our location in Temecula, CA, currently has an opportunity for an Associate Engineer - Product Performance..

WHAT YOU'LL DO:

Identify, analyze, investigate, monitor and document patterns and trends in post marketing surveillance data as part of the CAPA system. Analyze and investigate product complaints from the field as part of post market surveillance requirements. Communicate and educate management, R&D, marketing, sales organization and other departments, as well as external customers about product performance. Ensure that information and insight gained from the investigations and corrective actions is fed back to the R&D and marketing organizations as part of the risk management and design input systems. Develop Post Market Surveillance Plans and provide engineering support for complaint investigation readiness of new products.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Analyzes customer complaints, events and other post marketing surveillance data by examining the data for patterns and trends and investigating when necessary.
  • Investigates customer complaints related to product quality or patient safety.
  • Investigates identified trends by starting a formal trend investigation and trend report and working on cross-functional teams.
  • Documents trend action by updating the trend report at appropriate levels and by performing a Health Risk Analysis.
  • Communicates product performance by formal presentations to management committees and design teams, supporting published product performance reports and supporting customer requests for performance information either directly or through the sales organization.
  • Develop test plans, procedures, justifications papers and provide engineering support for new product complaint readiness.


(Influence/Leadership) Begins developing a network of internal resources to facilitate completion of tasks.

(Planning/Organization) Completes daily work to meet established schedule with guidance from supervisor on prioritization of tasks.;

(Decision Making/Impact) May exercise authority within pre-established limits and approval.

Failure to achieve results can normally be overcome without serious effect on schedules and programs.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU'LL BRING:

Bachelor's degree plus 0-2 years of related work experience with a basic understanding of specified functional area, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.

(Technical/Business Knowledge (Job Skills))

Basic technical knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures. Limited understanding of business unit/group function. Will perform this job in a quality system environment. Failure to adequately perform tasks can result in noncompliance with governmental regulations.;

(Cognitive Skills) Learns to use professional concepts and company policies and procedures to solve routine problems. Works on problems of limited scope. Minimal independent decision making.

WHAT WE OFFER :

At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:
  • A fast-paced work environment where your safety is our priority
  • 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: www.abbottbenefits.com

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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