Senior 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.

About Abbott

Diagnostic testing is a compass, providing information that helps in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a range of health conditions.

Abbott's life-changing tests and diagnostic tools give you accurate, timely information to better manage your health. We're empowering smarter medical and economic decision making to help transform the way people manage their health at all stages of life. Every day, more than 10 million tests are run on Abbott's diagnostics instruments, providing lab results for millions of people.

The position of Senior Quality Engineer is within our Toxicology Business Unit located in City, State. This role will be Responsible for quality engineering activities that address product/process changes, product/process quality issues, and compliance issues. This person will partner with operations for process improvement and continuous improvement initiatives and perform process audits of the operations areas. This person may be involved in the development of new products and as such would support design control activities.

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WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Actively partner with operations to perform process audits to identify and implement improvement initiatives
  • Act as quality assurance support for the design and development/on market support of In-Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) medical device products, facilitating the application of design/change controls, risk management, quality plan and implementation of design and development plan.
  • Work closely with R&D, Manufacturing, Quality Control, and Applications Support management to prevent non-conformities and provide solutions to complex issues.
  • Support multiple projects, balancing priorities and resources to meet project and management expectations.
  • Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors.
  • Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
  • Support the change control process by reviewing proposed changes, performing risk assessments, and assessing the adequacy of verifications and validations
  • Perform root cause analysis of product quality issues. Apply appropriate tools (e.g. statistics, fault tree analysis, etc.). Work with peers to develop corrective actions
  • Perform failure mode analysis on new or existing products. Ensure all reasonable failure modes are identified. Working with peers, develop mitigations for failure modes, and verify the effectiveness of these mitigations
  • Coordinates for both new products/processes and changes to existing products/processes develop verification and validation plans that assess if requirements are met. Oversee the execution of verification and validation plans in conjunction with Quality Validation Engineer
  • Support the QI and CAPA processes by performing investigations and root cause analysis and determining action plans and driving the actions to closure
  • Responsible for exhibiting professional behavior with both internal/external business associates that reflects positively on the company and is consistent with the company's policies and practices
  • Understands and is aware of the quality consequences which may occur from the improper performance of their specific job. Has awareness of device defects that may occur in their area of responsibility, including product design, verification and validation, manufacturing and testing activities
  • Carries out duties in compliance with established business policies
  • Demonstrates commitment to the development, implementation and effectiveness of Quality Management System per ISO, FDA, and other regulatory agencies
  • Perform other duties and projects as assigned


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU'LL BRING

Required:
  • BS/BA degree in field of science such as Chemistry, Microbiology, Biology, Biochemistry or Engineering
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in a quality role within the Biotechnology industry with 3-5 years of progressively responsible positions
  • Experience reviewing and approving process validations, equipment qualifications, required.
  • Experience reviewing and approving Device Master Record (DMR) documents required.


Preferred:
  • Direct work experience in IVD or medical device/biotech or regulated manufacturing environment.
  • Experience acting as Quality Lead supporting new product development desired.
  • Experience with transferring a product from development to production desired.
  • Hands on Design Verification, Design Validation and Design History File (DHF) desired.
  • Process, QMS or Supplier auditing experience desired.
  • Experience with reagent, ELISA, HEIA manufacturing desired.
  • Lean Six Sigma (Black or Green Belt), Certified Quality Engineer, Certified Quality Auditor desired.
  • Knowledge of IVDR in EU, FDA QSRs, ISO 13485:2016, ISO 14971:2012 standards and HACCP, GMP, GLP and GDP requirements.
  • Goal oriented, learns quickly, works in a collaborative manner with other departments.
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of computers and software programs including Word, Excel, Access, Visio, MS Project, Minitab, PowerPoint and Agile.
  • Experience with root cause analysis, failure mode analysis, verification, and validation
  • Statistical tools including basic statistical inference, graphical methods, regression.
  • Experience with process validations, design verification and design validation studies
  • Knowledge of Quality System Regulations
  • Able to work on multiple tasks as a team member and/or ability to operate as an individual contributor
  • Must be detail-orientated, self-motivated and available for flexible scheduling


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: http://www.abbottbenefits.com/pages/candidate.aspx

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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