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Abbott Senior Operations Quality Technician in Plymouth, Minnesota

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 107,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries

MAIN PURPOSE OF ROLE

This position is responsible for assisting engineers in developing and maintaining quality engineering methodologies and providing quality technical support within new product development, manufacturing, or system/services support.

Leading an active lifestyle is important to the many people we serve. In Abbott’s Heart Failure division, we’re advancing the treatment of heart and vascular disease through breakthrough medical technologies in Electrophysiology & Hear Failure, allowing people to restore their health and get on with their lives.

For years, Abbott’s Medical Device businesses have offered technologies that are faster, more effective, and less invasive. Whether it’s glucose monitoring systems, innovative therapies for treating heart disease, or products that help people with chronic pain or movement disorders, our medical device technologies are designed to help people live their lives better and healthier. Every day, our technologies help more than 10,000 people have healthier hearts, improve quality of life for thousands of people living with chronic pain and movement disorders, and liberate more than 500,000 people with diabetes from routine finger sticks.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform inspection of production operations, including documenting inspection and audit results. Perform final product inspections against specification and procedural requirements.

  • Document nonconformances as appropriate and assist in the resolution of nonconformances.

  • Monitor and/or perform calibration and maintenance of all test equipment and fixtures.

  • Initiate related documentation changes.

  • Perform Process Control & Monitoring of critical-to-quality parameters and specifications.

  • Collect data, summarize, analyze, perform basic statistical analysis on, and document test results.

  • Assist with or perform Gage R&R studies.

  • Assist with the selection, installation and programming of precision measuring equipment.

  • Assist in designing, building, and evaluation of test methods and inspection fixturing, providing improvement recommendations.

  • Create and maintain control plans for products and processes.

  • Assist in writing, executing and documenting equipment, product, process, and test method verifications, qualifications, and validations.

  • Support all Company initiatives as identified by management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements.

  • Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments. Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.

EDUCATION

High School Diploma / GED an equivalent combination of education and work experience

Technical Diploma (± 12 years) Preferred

EXPERIENCE/BACKGROUND

Minimum 5 years with:

  • Related work experience. Previous experience in assisting with validations & qualifications, Gage R&R, calibration, test methods, and NCMR dispositioning.

  • Knowledge of Quality Systems, FDA regulations, ISO 13485 and applicable worldwide regulatory requirements.

  • Experience with optical measurement equipment, hand tools, gages, pressure and force gage testing, and fixture design.

  • Training in blueprint reading and experience with sampling techniques.

  • Good communication and computer skills, including data analysis and report writing skills.

  • Prior medical device experience preferred.

  • ASQ CQT certification or equivalent preferred.

  • Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross-division business unit model preferred.

  • Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.

  • Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment.

  • Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects.

  • Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.

  • Multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.

  • Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail.

  • Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance.

WHAT WE OFFER:

At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

  • Training and career development , with on-boarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance

  • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans

  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs

  • Paid time off

  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match

  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

*Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully: * www.abbottbenefits.com at http://www.abbottbenefits.com/pages/candidate.aspx

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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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 corpjat@abbott.com

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