Sr. Professional Quality Engineer

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.

Job Description

At Abbott Molecular, we realize the potential of personalized care as the laboratory's most trusted and preferred source for molecular diagnostic solutions. We are a division of Abbott Laboratories, a global, diversified healthcare innovator with a legacy of pioneering work in medical diagnostics.

Our location in Des Plaines, IL currently has an opportunity for a Sr. Professional Quality Engineer.

If hired, you will have the opportunity to do the following work:
  • Identifying and addressing recurring problems either with the quality of the product or the reliability of testing procedures.
  • Document quality issues and performance measures for management review.
  • Working with external vendors.
  • Investigating complex complaints
  • Maintaining Quality System Compliance
  • Executing highly complex projects
  • Designing and maintaining programs for the systematic monitoring and evaluation of the various aspects of a project, service, or facility to ensure that standards of quality are being met.
  • Working within the Engineering/Medical Device QA Community and Quality System Compliance.
  • Complaint Evaluations - Investigates complex complaints and documents accordingly.
  • Design Control / Documentation & Change Control.
  • Quality Engineering - Applies solid understanding of quality system elements to support on market product and manufacturing operations.


  • Associates Degree or at least two years of experience in a similar role after High School.
  • Two years of experience in a similar role and level in an organization.
  • Travel 25-50% is required due to supplier audits.

  • 7+ years of experience in addition to a Bachelor Degree in Biomedical Engineering
  • Medical Device Industry experience
  • Molding Qualification experience
  • 5+ years of experience working with internal and external vendors
  • QA Auditing, Documentation and Compliance experience of at least 4 years.
  • Certified Auditor (ISO, ASQ, etc.)
  • Advanced skills in Excel, Trackwise and documentation programs


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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