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Abbott Quality Engineer II in St. Paul, 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

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 & Heart 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.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leads the investigation, resolution and prevention of product and process nonconformance; owns and investigates CAPAs as necessary to address root cause.

  • Identifies and implements effective process control tactics, assurances, and CAPA systems to support the development, qualification, and on-going manufacturing of products to meet or exceed internal and external requirements.

  • Assist in the development and execution of streamlined business systems which effectively identify and resolve quality issues.

  • Assist in development and execution of experiments for process optimization and/or improvement

  • Appropriately document experiment plans and results, including protocol writing and reports

  • Identifies and implements effective process control tactics to support the development, qualification, and on-going manufacturing of products to meet or exceed internal and external requirements.

  • Applies sound, systematic problem-solving methodologies in identifying, prioritizing, communicating, and resolving quality issues.

  • Leads in the completion and maintenance of risk analysis (PFMEA).

  • Leads design transfer activities for new product development; establishes process verification and validation requirements through master validation plans.

  • Uses DFMEA/PFMEA to establish risk based quality controls to ensure product quality.

  • Train others on processes and procedures impacting component and/or product quality.

  • Listens to and understands others' points of view and articulates tactfully and respectfully one's own perspective orally, in writing, and in presentations.

  • Works well with other engineers in a collaborative, fast-paced goal-driven environment.

  • Possesses interpersonal skills to negotiate and reconcile differences.

Experience and Required Education

  • 3-5 years experience is typical for this position.

  • 0-2 years experience in manufacturing floor support

  • BS degree in Engineering or Technical Field or equivalent experience

  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Electrical Engineering Experience

  • Experience with printed circuit board/assembly manufacturing processes

  • Familiar with modern computer architecture, printed circuit board design, manufacture, and assembly.

  • Engineering experience and demonstrated use of Quality tools/methodologies

  • Six Sigma and/or Lean Manufacturing

  • Risk Management

  • Working knowledge of FDA, GMP, ISO 13485, and/or ISO 14971

  • Advanced information systems skills, information retrieval and interpretation, and report writing skills

  • ASQ, CQE or other certifications

  • Medical Device Quality Experience


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

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