Specialist, Quality Assurance

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.

Nourish the world and your career as part of the Nutrition team at Abbott.

Our Nutrition business develops science-based nutrition products for people of all ages, from helping babies and children grow, to keeping adult bodies strong and active. Millions of people around the world count on our leading brands - including Similac®, PediaSure®, Pedialyte®, Ensure®, Glucerna® and ZonePerfect® - to help get the nutrients they need to live their healthiest life.

Our location in Columbus, OH (Tech Center) currently has an opportunity for a Specialist, Quality Assurance. Columbus, Ohio, is Abbott's oldest nutrition manufacturing plant in the world. Working here, you'll feel part of a family - a family of 400 that works together to help nourish the world.

This position reports to the Quality Manager, R&D. Ensures that all Abbott Nutrition products manufactured by Process Research Operations meet the highest standards for quality required by regulations. The Specialist Quality Assurance will develop, facilitate, provide support to, and maintain Process Research Operations quality systems. The Project Leader needs to be team oriented, agile, innovative and able to anticipate and mitigate risks.

  • Assures food safety using HACCP principles and Microbiological knowledge
  • Leads root cause investigation and implements effectives corrective actions for circumstances where quality standards are not met
  • Performs track and trend analysis on quality data and takes the necessary actions to mitigate risk
  • Identifies opportunities for continuous improvement within the quality system and implements tactical solutions to mitigate risk
  • Communicates confidently and effectively with management, peers, and key stakeholders
  • Prepares quality documents and ensures accuracy of documents within Quality Systems
  • Displays working knowledge of applicable product regulations and policies
  • Works on problems and projects that can have significant business impact


  • B. S. in a Related field such as Food Science, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Microbiology, or other technical science area
  • 3 years or more of working experience with a preference in the food and beverages and/or nutritional industry
  • Open to professionals with 3 years or more of working experience coming from the consumer goods and/or pharmaceuticals industries
  • Knowledge of quality management systems and regulatory requirements
  • Knowledge of HACCP and food safety principles

  • Master's Degree
  • Knowledge of applicable regulatory standards and requirements for infant formula, adult nutrition, and performance nutrition
  • Knowledge of food processing techniques, documentation requirements, and lean six sigma methodologies
  • Experience in the scale-up and commercialization of product innovations
  • Proficient technical writing skills; able to communicate issues effectively and concisely
  • Ability to effectively organize and communicate technical information
  • Ability to work independently and/or function with minimal supervision
  • Must be able to maintain a high degree of accuracy and analytical thinking


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
  • Production areas that are clean, well-lit and temperature-controlled
  • 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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