Associate CAPA Specialist- Columbus Plant

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Associate CAPA Specialist

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 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

What you'll do as an Associate CAPA Specialist:
  • Generate exception/CAPA documentation such as non-conformance reports and investigation reports required at the site for routine and non-routine manufacturing issues.
  • Independently investigate all aspects of the exception event and determine the root cause, product impact, risk impact, corrections, and corrective/preventive actions.
  • Utilize device design history files, specifications, test methods, factory data, field data, or quality policies as necessary to support decisions.
  • Coordinate/facilitate meetings and/or communicate cross-functionally to develop solid solutions to CAPA activities.
  • Work with Quality, Technical Operations, Manufacturing, Engineering, or purchasing as needed to recommend/document appropriate corrections, corrective/preventive actions based on facts obtained during base CAPA investigations.
  • Concurrently manage multiple CAPA projects and tasks, ensuring timely completion.
  • Track and trend CAPA related information, as appropriate, to meet compliance requirements.
  • Be key contributor of CAPA team in identifying, developing, and implementing process or product improvements.
  • Support the creation, implementation and modification of product and process related documents including Operating Procedures and other related documents.
  • Use of TrackWise quality system
  • May occasional assist with pulling reporting documentation for quality audits

Main Responsibilities:
  • Ensure that all CAPA documents are written in compliance to Abbott policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Document, investigate, and route non-routine manufacturing issues independently or in collaborate with subject matter experts to develop robust CAPA solutions.
  • Concurrently manage multiple CAPA projects and tasks, ensuring timely completion.
  • Be key contributor to identifying and/or implementing CAPA process improvements.

Education and Experience You'll Bring:

  • Bachelor's Degree or high school diploma with equivalent with 2 years CAPA work experience in manufacturing plant environment.
  • Minimum 2 years' experience in regulated, manufacturing environment.
  • Strong written and verbal communication

  • Technical Writing experience pertaining to quality in a manufacturing environment
  • Strong data analytical skillset
  • Experience with PowerBI
  • RCA (Root Cause Analysis) Certified
  • CAPA Certified


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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