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.

  1. 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.;

  1. Resolves and prevents Manufacturing issues by assisting engineering in determining root cause and

implementing corrective and preventative action.;

  1. Reviews and dispositions non-conforming material by utilizing quality tools and by developing

knowledge of manufacturing practices and procedures.;

  1. 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.;

  1. 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.;

  1. 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

  1. Able to use a computer with Microsoft applications.

  2. Approves incoming materials by confirming specification requirements, conducting visual and measurement tests.

  3. Measurement equipment such as micrometers, calipers, pin gages, smart scopes.

  4. 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.;

(Decision Making/Impact)

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.

Minimum Education

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.

  • Microsoft applications.

  • 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.;

(Cognitive Skills)

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.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email corpjat@abbott.com