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Data Analyst, Technical Specialist



Full Time

On Site


Irving, Texas, United States

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 115,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Data Analyst, Technical Specialist

About Abbott

Abbott is a global healthcare leader, creating breakthrough science to improve people’s health. We’re always looking towards the future, anticipating changes in medical science and technology.

Working at Abbott

At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and family, be your true self and live a full life. You’ll also have access to:

  • Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of.

  • Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO

  • An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer contribution

  • Tuition reimbursement, the [Register to View] student debt program and [Register to View] education benefit - an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor’s degree.

  • A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.

  • A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

The Opportunity

This position works out of our Irving, TX location in the Transfusion Medicine Division. Our diagnostic solutions are used in hospitals, laboratories, and clinics around the globe. The crucial information derived from our tests, instruments and informatics systems are often the first step in patient care decision making for hundreds of health conditions from heart attacks to blood disorders to infectious diseases and cancers.

As the Data Analyst / Technical Specialist, you’ll be responsible for writing and editing technical documents including requirements documents, specifications, design history files, verification, and validation protocols, etc. Constructs or secures the necessary analyses of metrics including quality system linkage and recommendations utilizing statistical methods and database tools available. Provide awareness of data anomalies and performance contrary to goal objectives to management

What You’ll Work On

  • Reviews Core Diagnostics Design Control documentation to assess compliance to processes and procedures and works with teams to address and correct deficiencies.

  • Participates in product/process improvement, troubleshooting, complaint handling, and customer support.

  • Technical Documentation Management: Maintain and update Non-conformance Reports (Trackwise), Defect Tracking records, and Equipment Tracking records.

  • Technical Writing: Write and edit technical documents including requirements documents, specifications, verification and validation documents, Failure Modes, and Effects Analysis (FMEA) documents, Design Planning documents, Design Review records. etc.

  • Convert relevant product data and information into a form that meets Quality and submission requirements.

  • Review, circulate, edit, assemble, inspect, and duplicate reports and documentation.

  • Data Collection and Analysis: Collect data from functional areas.

  • Provide management with reports highlighting data anomalies and performance contrary to goal objectives from review of the field and factory data and metrics published to determine instrument reliability and effectiveness of changes.

  • Secure or construct an analysis of the metrics, synthesize the individual analyses into a global perspective by reviewing across- measures and looking for quality system linkages.

  • Evaluate, develop, and validate spreadsheets and database infrastructure as needed to support site metrics collection, analysis, and reporting.

  • Provide support for internal and external audits of metric and data analysis reports.

  • Utilize Abbott Product Lifecycle Management (APLM) Electronic Product Data Management (EPDM) system to query, hand-in, view and print technical documentation.

  • The documents written and managed will be used throughout the product life cycle for on-market and future products.

  • Data generated in the reports will be used to report status and issues to management for review and action.

  • Accuracy of data and solid, well-structured analyses is critical.

  • Summaries and conclusions generated by this individual play a critical role in management decisions relative to the business processes and quality systems.

  • The output provided by the incumbent/candidate is subject to external audit (e.g., FDA, ISO).

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Science, Medical Technology, or equivalent technical degree.

  • Minimum 3 years relevant experience in a related area such as R&D, Technical Product Development, or Quality in a healthcare industry.

  • Developing spreadsheets or databases for the capture, assembly, and graphical presentation of metrics is required.

  • Experience in complaint handling, operation or service of diagnostic instrumentation, or medical technology is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experimental design and data interpretation preferred.

  • Experience in writing, editing, and managing engineering and technical documentation utilized in the development of new products and improvement of existing products.

  • Knowledge of Core Diagnostics products and Quality systems, system linkages and quality measures are desirable.

  • Good written and oral communication skills.

  • Good working knowledge of personal computer software programs in Windows environment.

* Participants who complete a short wellness assessment qualify for FREE coverage in our HIP PPO medical plan. Free coverage applies in the next calendar year.

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