Abbott Quality Engineer I, Risk Management in Pleasanton, 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.

Independently contribute to Quality System processes which may include training, corrective action and preventive action activities, product and process planning, quality audits, risk management, and post market surveillance.

  • Determine quality attributes and requirements.

  • Independently utilize quality management techniques (Root Cause Analysis, Risk Assessments, and Statistical Analysis) to perform investigations, facilitate solutions, and measure effectiveness.

  • Responsible for independently completing documentation in a timely manner and in accordance with business standards.

  • Participate on cross-functional teams.

  • Other tasks and duties as assigned.

  • Understand and comply with applicable regulations, policies, procedures and guidelines.

  • Works under general supervision of more experienced staff who review results for overall accuracy, completeness and sound judgment; identifies and quantifies technical risks and their consequences relative to the success of part of a project; recommends appropriate action; decisions or recommendations would typically achieve department / project objectives; drives functional performance to ensure that cross-functional standards and expectations are met; may assist in the training of personnel as directed by management;.


Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience and demonstrated competence; additional post-graduate education may contribute toward the desired years of experience

Candidates should possess the following:

  • Demonstrated technical competency and working technical knowledge and application of concepts, practices and procedures

  • Ability or aptitude to work on problems of moderate scope

  • Ability to form and develop interpersonal, professional relationships; display socially and professionally appropriate behavior;

  • Aility to work independently and in groups; ability to work cross-functionally;

  • Ablity or aptitude to exercise judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action;

  • demonstrated initiative and problem-solving skills; critical-thinking skills;

  • Ability and aptitude to use various types of databases and other computer software

  • Ability or aptitude to provide solutions and contingency plans through the comprehensive review of alternatives;

  • Ability to quickly gain knowledge, understanding or skills and is willing to learn .

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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