Abbott Document Specialist II - Abbott Diabetes Care in Alameda, California

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Primary Function

Assist in developing and maintaining systems within the Document Control department that include Document Control function and Data Management. Maintain software databases supporting quality system data. Responsible for maintaining the Engineering Change Order system. Changes will include product improvements, design corrections and new product development.

Main Responsibilities

Essential functions:

Create, analyze and process Engineering Change Orders (ECs) in compliance with FDA, QSR, ISO9001, ISO13485 and Abbott standards.

Additional Responsibilities:

Assist in maintaining a company wide Data Management System.

Create, analyze and process ECs for new product development and upgrades while coordinating EC activity for Document Control.

Coordinate ECs through the department in preparation for the Change Control Board (CCB) review and approval process.

Assist in resolving moderately complex issues, provide judgments and recommendations to manager.

Assist in defining and documenting EC procedures and standards.

Provide customers (internal and external) technical assistance in Change Control procedures.

Accountability / Scope / Budget

Please describe accountabilities.

Responsible for interfacing between Engineering, Manufacturing, Operations, Marketing, etc., to ensure the appropriate changes are documented.

Has a thorough understanding of impact of material dispositions (in ECs) on Production, Purchasing, Planning ans suppliers.

Works with the affected departments to ensure correct dispostions are assigned in ECs.

Minimum Education & Experience

B.S. degree or equivalent. Related experience with Document Control and Change Order systems is required, preferably in a regulated environment such as medical devices industry. Working knowledge of QSR, ISO, standards relating Document and Data Control. Prefer experience with Agile software. Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Works effectively with others while providing high level customer service. Works moderately independently requiring only moderate supervision. Sustains moderate to high judgement on moderately complex non-routine tasks. Able to prioritize work. Exercises judgement with defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate actions.. Makes task related decisions daily.


Operations Quality


ADC Diabetes Care


United States > Alameda : 1360-1380 South Loop Road





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Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)

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