Abbott Senior Quality Engineer in Roseville, 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:

Position Summary

Provide Process/Quality Engineering support to manufacturing, helping to ensure delivery of highest quality product to the customer. Provide Process/Quality Engineering support to product development teams, helping to ensure development of highest quality new products.

Main Responsibilities

Reduces and controls Manufacturing process defects (scrap, nonconforming material, customer complaints) by leading efforts/teams focused on identifying the primary root causes and implementing corrective and preventative actions.

May be responsible for implementing product stops & documenting release criteria.

Develops and implements product quality plans, documents and systems by creating product specifications, quality specifications, quality plans, risk analyses, FMEAs in conjunction with other product development team members.

May be responsible for risk analyses and FMEAs.

Develops and implements Process Monitoring Systems by identifying critical process steps which could culminate in possible sources of manufacturing defects and devising methods to reduce process variation in order to reduce/eliminate the cause of defects.

Collects and analyzes Leads Manufacturing process defect data Product/Process improvement efforts (e.g. scrap, nonconforming product, customer complaints) by systematically gathering quality metric data and performing the appropriate analysis method(s) to enhance sustaining product design and new product development.

Creates Quality Tools & Training Materials by applying body of knowledge/expertise and communicating to respective teams.

Accountability

(Influence/Leadership) Establishes and cultivates an extensive network of support to facilitate completion of assignments.

Participates in the development of less experienced staff by setting an example, providing guidance and work direction, and offering counsel.

May lead a project team.

Participates in determining goals and objectives for projects.

Influences middle management on technical or business solutions.

May interact with vendors.

(Planning/Organization) Plans and organizes non-routine tasks w/approval.

Initiates or maintains work schedule.

Establishes priorities of work assignments.

(Decision Making/Impact) Exercises judgment in selecting innovative, practical methods to achieve problem resolution.

Failure to obtain results or erroneous decisions or recommendations would typically result in serious program delays and considerable expenditure of resources.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree plus 5-7 years of related work experience with a strong understanding of specified functional area, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience. Advanced degree preferred.

Experience

  • 3+ years of commercial heart valve experience providing engineering support. Quality process support of tissue, sewing, testing, and sterilization operations.

  • Experience giving effective work direction to technicians.

  • Provide mentoring to less experienced engineers.

  • Understanding of statistical methods and project management. Desired certifications include CQE, PMP, or medical device auditor training.

(Technical/Business Knowledge (Job Skills)) Wide application of technical principles, practices, and procedures. Strong understanding of business unit function and cross group dependencies/relationships. Will perform this job in a quality system environment. Failure to adequately perform tasks can result in noncompliance with governmental regulations.

(Cognitive Skills) Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Exercises judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Has a sound knowledge of various technical alternatives and their impact.

JOB FAMILY:

Operations Quality

DIVISION:

AVD Vascular

LOCATION:

United States > Roseville : 2825 Fairview Avenue North

ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS:

WORK SHIFT:

Standard

TRAVEL:

Yes, 15 % of the Time

MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE:

Yes

SIGNIFICANT WORK ACTIVITIES:

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

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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