Abbott Associate Engineer Supplier in Menlo Park, California

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their 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, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

Primary Job Function

Primary engineering support for receiving inspection processes and material non-conformances. Drives

improvement and corrective action in the quality of components sourced from outside suppliers to eliminate

recurrence of non-conformances. 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. Maintains incoming inspection procedures. Trains inspectors to these procedures.

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

  3. Assists in generating component specifications.

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

issues to suppliers.

  1. Work to resolve supplier technical issues in a timely manner to ensure continuity of supply.

  2. Investigates field failures related to supplier materials. Develop corrective action plan where necessary.

  3. Develop long term supplier relationships and generate and implement cost reduction ideas.

Position Accountability / Scope

Begins developing a network of internal resources to facilitate completion of tasks.

Individual influence is typically exerted at the peer level.

Completes daily work to meet established schedule with guidance from supervisor on

prioritization of tasks.

Work is closely supervised. Follows specific, detailed instructions.

May exercise authority within pre-established limits and approval. Failure to achieve

results can normally be overcome without serious effect on schedules and programs.

Minimum Education

Bachelor's degree plus 0-2 years of related work experience with a basic understanding of specified functional area, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.

Minimum Experience / Training Required

Basic technical knowledge and application of concepts, practices and procedures. Limited 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

Learns to use professional concepts and company policies and procedures to solve routine

problems. Works on problems of limited scope. Minimal independent decision making.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email