Abbott Development Quality Engineer I in St. Paul, Minnesota

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.

Job Description

We are seeking a high caliber Development Quality Engineer I. A development quality engineer assures new or modified products conform to requirements and establish compliance with the quality system. This position is responsible for maintaining a strong collaborative partnership with cross-functional team members that facilitates organizational success by protecting patient/user safety and meeting business needs. Each employee can make a difference at Abbott and has the power, either individually or as a team, to influence the success of the company. We are team-oriented, fast-paced and progressive. We value people with great ideas who partner with others both internally and externally to take action and accomplish goals.


  • Execute on-time completion of design control deliverables

  • Design verification and validation test planning

  • Design verification and validation test protocols, execution and reports

  • Design input output trace matrix

  • Design History File organization

  • Customer, system, and product requirement review

  • Regulatory responses and submissions

  • Risk/hazard analysis and risk management plan/reports

  • Design specification reviews

  • Quality plans

  • Design change plan/reports

  • Investigate internal and external audit findings and write responses

  • Corrective and preventive action resolution

  • Complete document change requests

  • Ability to work independently with minimal/no supervision

  • Maintain high standards for content completion, integrity, and regulatory & standards compliance; collaboratively identifying, communicating & resolving gaps

  • Comply with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments

  • Maintain positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors

  • Support all Divisional initiatives as identified by divisional management and in support of quality management systems (QMS), environmental management systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements

  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by functional management based on the current project/business objectives including up to 10% travel and regular predictable attendance

Minimum Experience, Education & Knowledge:

  • 0-2 years’ experience in R&D or Quality role

  • Bachelor level degree in an Engineering Discipline or other Technical Field

  • Solid communication and interpersonal skills

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

  • Advanced computer skills, including and report writing skills

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

  • Multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner

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

Preferred qualifications and education:

  • Degree in Mechanical, or Biomedical Engineering

  • Previous Quality engineering experience and demonstrated use of Quality tools/methodologies, statistical/data analysis

  • Prior medical device experience preferred

  • Working knowledge of FDA 21 CFR Part 820, GMP, and ISO 13485

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