Abbott Quality Engineering Technician II in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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:

Primary Function

Advanced Quality Technician conducts quality-related activities to deliver consistent, high quality documents, services, products and processes. Ensure compliance with worldwide regulatory expectations/requirements.

Main Responsibilities

Responsible for carrying out tasks related to core job responsibilities with management oversight.

May lead a goal with a limited scope, but usually a contributor on broader goals.

Provide compliant solutions to a variety of problems of moderate scope and complexity.

Responsible for demonstration of core competencies.

Expected to elevate any issues to management, as necessary, in meeting these responsibilities.

Performs Quality Control test procedures, evaluates quantitative and qualitative test results, provides secondary review of test data, troubleshoots instrumentation, dispositions test results for molecular diagnostic assays and intermediate manufactured parts.

Dispositions incoming material for use in manufacturing and/or manufactured material for product for sale.

Generates exception/CAPA documentation such as non-conformance reports and investigation reports required at the site for routine and non-routine nonconformances.

Independently evaluates all aspects of the exception event product impact; risk impact; corrections, and if CAPA is required.

Responsible for materials segregation activities.

Generate, review and approve Certificate of Assurance for manufactured and tested products.Holds certification in at least one technology or test process within the area.

Accountability / Scope / Budget

Scope limited to one specific QA function.

Interacts with employees, manager, and cross-functional peers and management.

May represent team on cross-functional project teams with other functional leaders.

Implements tactical activities related to assignment.

Begins to influence small project direction.

May have specific areas of responsibility.

Decisions may have short and long term impact.

Minimum Education & Experience

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent* experience is required; typically in life sciences or engineering. *(Associates Degree with 4 years related experience, or High School diploma plus 6 years of related experience ) Years Experience Quality or related field-minimum of 1-2 years Years Experience Industry- minimum 3 year. Less experience may be appropriate with advanced degree. Preferred Healthcare industry and experience in quality function. Demonstrates understanding of how their function supports the business. Demonstrates proven track record utilizing core & technical competencies. Must have understanding of core competencies. Proficient level of technical competencies. Required experience includes; Proficient in lab techniques, including but not limited to wet chemistry, pipeting, qualitative and quantitative transferring. Operational/quality knowledge. Highly desirable experience includes: Molecular biology techniques, including PCR and FISH. Performing Out of Specification (OOS) investigations. MQA and or non-conformance/CAPA work experience.

JOB FAMILY:

Operations Quality

DIVISION:

ASJM Abbott St. Jude Medical

LOCATION:

United States > Minnesota : 5050 Nathan Lane N.

ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS:

WORK SHIFT:

Standard

TRAVEL:

No

MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE:

Not Applicable

SIGNIFICANT WORK ACTIVITIES:

Continuous standing for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Work in a clean room environment

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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.

The people of Abbott come to work each day with relentless energy, enthusiasm and a promise to enhance the health and well-being of millions of people. They push the boundaries to help manage and treat some of life’s greatest health challenges.

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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