Abbott Staff Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) 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.


Primary Job Function:

Drives improvement and corrective action in the quality of components sourced from outside suppliers.

Provides technical support in the selection of suppliers. Develops acceptance criteria for materials. Monitors

supplier performance to drive supplier corrective action, manufacturing yield issues and field failures.

Core Job Responsibilities:

Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.

  1. Assess potential new suppliers for technical, quality and manufacturing capabilities. Provides technical

support for the introduction of components from a new supplier.

  1. Generates and maintains incominginspection procedures. Trains inspectors to these procedures.

  2. Develops and/or sources inspection tools and equipment.

  3. Assists in generating component specifications.

  4. Generate test protocols, monitor testing,issue qualification test reports and approve components for use in products.

  5. Provide input to DesignEngineering on new component technology and assist in component selection with quality and reliability analysis.

  6. Analyzes incoming material defects. Dispositions and drives corrective action as necessary.

Communicates issues to suppliers.

  1. Reviews new design specifications and provides input from component

quality and manufacturability perspective.

  1. Investigates field failures related to supplier materials. Develop

corrective action plan where necessary.

  1. May supervise inspectors.

Position Accountability / Scope:

(Influence/Leadership) Cultivates a wide range of internal networks and begins to develop an extensive

external network of resources to facilitate completion of tasks. May lead a project team of moderate scope.

Provides guidance to less experienced staff. Acts as a mentor to lower level individual contributors. Influence

exerted at peer level and occasionally at first levels of management. (Planning/Organization) Plans,

organizes, and prioritizes own daily work routine to meet established schedule. (Decision Making/Impact)

Exercises authority and judgment within defined limits to determine appropriate action. Failure to achieve

results or erroneous decisions or recommendations may cause delays in program schedules and may result in

the allocation of additional resources.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor's degree (Engineering preferred) plus 9 years of related work experience with a good understanding of specified functional

area, or Master's degree with 5+ years of related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education

and work experience.

Minimum Experience / Training Required:

(Technical/Business Knowledge (Job Skills)) Working technical knowledge and application of concepts,

practices and procedures. General understanding of business unit/group function. 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 moderate scope where analysis of

situations or data requires a review of identifiable factors. Exercises judgment within defined procedures and

practices to determine appropriate action. Has a broad knowledge of technical alternatives and an

understanding of their impact on the systems environment.




Operations Quality


AVD Vascular


United States > Roseville : 2825 Fairview Avenue North





Yes, 10 % of the Time




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.

EEO is the Law link - English:

EEO is the Law link - Espanol:

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.

Follow Us:

Facebook at

LinkedIn at

YouTube at

Twitter at