Abbott QUALITY SPECIALIST - ABBOTT DIABETES CARE in Alameda, California

At Abbott, we're committed to helping you live your best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 94,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve. Please note that candidates need to be eligible to work in the U.S. without Abbott sponsorship.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Position Summary

Responsible for assisting in the implementation and maintenance of an effective Quality System for the site.

Main Responsibilities

Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the Quality System.

Independently contribute to Quality System processes which may include training, corrective action and preventive action (CAPA) activities, equipment maintenance, product and process planning, quality audits, validation.

Determine quality attributes and requirements. may provide technical assistance.

Independently utilize quality management techniques to perform investigations and facilitate solutions.

Responsible for independently completing documentation in a timely manner and in accordance with business standards.

Participate on cross-functional teams.

Other tasks and duties as assigned.

Understand and comply with applicable EHS policies, procedures and guidelines.

Accountability

Works under general supervision of more experienced staff who review results for overall accuracy, completeness and sound judgment; identifies and quantifies technical risks and their consequences relative to the success of part of a project; recommends appropriate action; decisions or recommendations would typically achieve department / project objectives; drives functional performance to ensure that cross-functional standards and expectations are met; may assist in the training of personnel as directed by management; may mentor others.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience and demonstrated competence; additional post-graduate education may contribute toward the desired years of experience; Typically requires 2+ years of significant experience to develop the competence required to meet the skills and responsibilities of the position; Candidates / incumbents should possess the following:

- demonstrated technical competency and working technical knowledge and application of concepts, practices and procedures;

- ability or aptitude to work on problems of moderate scope;

- ability to form and develop interpersonal, professional relationships; display socially and professionally appropriate behavior;

- ability to work independently and in groups; ability to work cross-functionally;

- ability or aptitude to exercise judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action;

- demonstrated initiative and problem-solving skills; critical-thinking skills;

- ability and aptitude to use various types of databases and other computer software;

- ability to prioritize;

- strong organizational and project management skills;

- ability or aptitude to provide solutions and contingency plans through the comprehensive review of alternatives;

- ability to quickly gain knowledge, understanding or skills and is willing to learn;

JOB FAMILY:

Operations Quality

DIVISION:

ADC Diabetes Care

LOCATION:

United States > Alameda : 1360-1380 South Loop Road

ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS:

WORK SHIFT:

Standard

TRAVEL:

Yes, 5 % of the Time

MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE:

Not Applicable

SIGNIFICANT WORK ACTIVITIES:

Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Keyboard use (greater or equal to 50% of the workday)

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Abbott is about the power of health. For more than 125 years, Abbott has been helping people reach their potential — because better health allows people and communities to achieve more. With a diverse, global network serving customers in more than 150 countries, we create new solutions — across the spectrum of health, around the world, for all stages of life. Whether it’s next-generation diagnostics, life-changing devices, science-based nutrition, or novel reformulations, we are advancing some of the most innovative and revolutionary technologies in healthcare, helping people live their best lives through better health.

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We invite you to explore opportunities at Abbott , to see if your talents and career aspirations may fit with our openings. An equal opportunity employer, Abbott welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

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