Abbott Change Specialist II in Plano, Texas

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.


Position Summary

The Documentation Specialist position exists to ensure that manufacturing and design document changes are performed accurately, effectively and with superior efficiency and to ensure they are reviewed for impact across areas and sites and are coordinated for implementation.

Main Responsibilities

  • Reviews change packet information for accuracy and conformance to established guidelines, policies, and practices.

  • Records changes to documentation content by performing data entries that record structuring changes and revision changes relevant to that change type.

  • Incorporates changes to affected documents by performing data entries in the system and issuing the revised document to the viewing application for users.

  • Advises and responds to queries on effecting changes to documents by interfacing with document owners and originators of changes, providing prior and current revisions of documents, and running queries and reports.

  • Coordinates changes to Quality System procedures by reviewing changes for applicability for approval by the Change Control Board, scheduling CCB meetings if appropriate and functioning as liaison between originator and CCB.

  • Identifies improvements by analyzing the current business/system processes and recommending improvements within the scope of their influence.


  • Plans, organizes, and prioritizes own daily work routine to meet established schedule.

  • Solves a variety of problems of limited to moderate scope and complexity requiring basic interpretation of defined procedures and practices.

  • Maintains confidentiality in handling sensitive information or documents.


  • H.S. diploma or equivalent plus 2-5 years of related work experience or equivalent combination. Two-year degree or some college credits preferred.

  • 2-4 years of experience in a Document Change Control role.

  • Experience working with a PLM system; SAP preferred.

  • Applies broad knowledge of business concepts, procedures and practices and a general understanding of department fundamentals. Will perform this job in a quality system environment. Failure to adequately perform tasks can result in noncompliance with governmental regulations.

  • Performs routine and non-routine moderately complex assignments using standard methods and sequences. Makes adjustments, modifications, and replacements to set processes as directed. Assignments require broad judgment in troubleshooting proven processes as well as the ability to suggest alternatives.


Operations Quality


ASJM Abbott St. Jude Medical


United States > Texas : 6901 Preston Road









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)

Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.

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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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