Abbott QA Technician III 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.
Primary Job Function
Provides technical assistance to engineering to support manufacturing efforts by implementing
corrective and preventative actions. Assists engineers in developing methods and procedures
to control or improve manufacturing processes.
Core Job Responsibilities
Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.
- Assists engineering in providing manufacturing support by reviewing and analyzing data to determine
manufacturing issues and trends. May also train operators on processes and engineering changes, and
perform operator certification on-the-job training and testing.;
- Resolves and prevents Manufacturing issues by assisting engineering in determining root cause and
implementing corrective and preventative action.;
- Reviews and dispositions non-conforming material by utilizing quality tools and by developing
knowledge of manufacturing practices and procedures.;
- Develops and implements process improvements by assisting Engineering in researching and
validating changes in processes/equipment and test methods to improve yield and/or reduce cycle time
per established procedures.;
- Supports process development during new product introduction by defining traceability and inspection
requirements, developing statistical process control criteria, developing manufacturing instructions, and
creating training sheets and certifications. May also train operators on processes and engineering changes,
and perform operator certification on-the-job training and testing.;
- Provides input to engineering, qualification, and validation studies and reports by collecting,
compiling, measuring, organizing and recording data, and by writing procedures. May keep lab notebook
Able to use a computer with Microsoft applications.
Approves incoming materials by confirming specification requirements, conducting visual and measurement tests.
Measurement equipment such as micrometers, calipers, pin gages, smart scopes.
SAP experience a plus.
(Influence/Leadership) Mentor less senior employees in work group and offer counsel.;
(Planning/Organization) Plans and organizes non-routine tasks w/approval. Initiates or maintains work
schedule. Establishes priorities of work assignments.;
Solves a wide range of complex problems requiring advanced interpretation of generally defined
procedures and practices. Selects methods and practices to obtain imaginative, thorough, and
practical solutions to questions. Understands organizational structure and positions of key
employees. Maintains general knowledge of products/services associated with area and employees
involved with specific product lines and services.
Two-year degree with 4+ years related experience or equivalent combination of education and
technical work experience. May also require a license or certification in the area of expertise.
Minimum Experience / Training Required
Medical Device experience is preferred.
Experience working with measurement equipment such as micrometers, calipers, pin gages, smart scopes.
SAP experience a plus.
Technical/Business Knowledge (Job Skills))
Applies extensive knowledge of advanced technical concepts and practices, and a complete understanding of product or
systems fundamentals in a functional area, and working knowledge of other related disciplines. Utilizes/
interprets advanced numerical and statistical data and computer software programs to present
documentation and analysis and resolve complex problems. Will perform this job in a quality system
environment. Failure to adequately perform tasks can result in noncompliance with governmental regulations.;
Performs complex technical assignments usually without established procedures.
Assists in the design, development, evaluation or modification of all area-specific equipment, materials,
systems, and/or product. May determine types of tests or develop preventative maintenance plans. Assignments
require considerable judgment, initiative, creativity and leadership in troubleshooting, suggesting alternatives, and
making recommendations for continuous quality improvement methods.
NO RELOCATION ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FOR THIS POSITION
OPEN TO CONSIDER CANDIDATE AT LOWER LEVEL.
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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