Abbott Quality Systems Documentation Specialist – Altavista, VA. in Altavista, Virginia

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Position Summary

The Quality Documents Specialist’s primary responsibility is specialized editing and programming in the advanced electronic systems being used to replace paper systems, for example POMSnet (electronic auditing and batch records), and Lab Information Management System (LIMS). Additional duties are updating and revising the merged Work Orders (the primary set of instructions for the production of each product type); responsible for having the correct batch calculation program entered into the QA Work Order System; responsible for preparing and maintaining all quality-related documents, manuals, protocols, policies, procedures, and methods which define and document the quality control system; assuring that the document system is properly distributed and controlled; maintaining an effective system for making authorized system changes to individual documents; and coordinating and implementation and/or expiration of quality document procedures, requirements, and specifications.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Quality Documents Specialists is responsible for programming the electronic batch record and auditing system (POMS) which replaces work order instructions and enforces procedures in a specific process flow using linear graphic control syntax and transition logic. The position is also responsible for test mapping products into LIMS to prepare the electronic work order used in the Analytical Lab and to assure the correct test, at the right stage of production, and have the correct specifications for the production for each fluid code product. Update, track, issue, and implement all Master Work Orders and all other quality-related documents (including Quality Assurance (QA) controlled forms, Label Edition changes, procedures, policies, Deviations, lab methods, acceptance programs, etc.) in accordance with the Quality Assurance Document Policy. Assure that Work Orders are issued with correct specifications, critical factors, formulation, and packaging materials. Also, responsible for the printing, verification, and distribution to the various manufacturing departments of batch specific plant production Work Orders. They are responsible for ensuring that Work Orders and all other documentation are up to date and correct thus preventing the possibility of an FDA observation, Corporate Compliance Audit observation, SQF Audit observation, product recall, or the possibility of serious errors that could adversely affect the nutritional efficacy, physical or microbiological stability of the manufactured product. Other duties may be assigned.


Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university is preferred; or three to five years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Extensive computer experience is required, including key boarding, word processing, computer programming (Visual Basic, C#), and flow charting. When a Senior Documents Coordinator takes classes in programming, takes on the added responsibilities and becomes proficient at test mapping LIMS and coding transition logic in POMS then they will be promoted to a Quality Systems Specialist.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Program Logic, ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, flow chart, computer transitional logic, or schedule form.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to remain seated at a computer work station. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is also regularly required to stand and walk throughout the plant as a means of document distribution to required plant locations. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.


Operations Quality


ANSC Nutrition Supply Chain


United States > Altavista : Building 1









Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Lift, carry, push or pull weights of more than 20 pounds/9 kilos on a regular/daily basis

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