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Abbott Quality Engineer - Line Support - SECOND SHIFT in Westford, Massachusetts

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 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Primary Job Function.

Provide Process/Quality Engineering support to manufacturing, helping to ensure delivery of highest

quality product to the customer. Provide Process/Quality Engineering support to product

development teams, helping to ensure development of highest quality new products.

Core Job Responsibilities Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.

  1. Identifies and controls Manufacturing process defects (scrap, nonconforming material, custom complaints)

by participating in efforts/teams focused on identifying the primary root causes and implementing corrective

and preventative actions. May be responsible for querying & bounding data to support implementation of

complex & documenting release criteria.;

  1. Develops product quality plans, documents and systems by creating product specifications, quality

specifications and quality plans in conjunction with other product development team members. May be

responsible for creating risk analyses and FMEAs.;

  1. Develops Process Monitoring Systems by identifying critical process steps applying methods to

reduce process variation in order to reduce/eliminate the cause of defects.;

  1. Leads process improvement efforts by identifying methods to capture quality metric data and by

performing appropriate analysis methods to enhance sustaining product design and new product


  1. Assists in creation of Quality Tools & Training Materials by understanding the limitations of existing

quality tools and training materials, and by helping to identify more effective tools & materials.

Supervisory / Management Responsibilities (Supervision Received)

Works under general supervision. Follows established procedures. Work is

reviewed for soundness of technical judgment, overall adequacy and accuracy.;

(Supervision Provided)

May provide limited work direction and guidance to exempt and/or skilled

nonexempt levels of employees; may be asked to evaluate performance of and assist in career

development planning for subordinates.

Position Accountability / Scope (Influence/Leadership)

Cultivates a wide range of internal networks and begins to develop an extensive external network

of resources to facilitate completion of tasks. May lead a project team of moderate

scope. Provides guidance to less experienced staff. Acts as a mentor to lower level individual

contributors. Influence exerted at peer level and occasionally at first levels of management.;


Plans, organizes, and prioritizes own daily work routine to meet established schedule.;

(Decision Making/Impact)

Exercises authority and judgment within defined limits to determine appropriate action. Failure to

achieve results or erroneous decisions or recommendations may cause delays in program schedules

and may result in the allocation of additional resources.

Minimum Education

Bachelor's degree plus 2-5 years of related work experience with a good understanding of specified

functional area, or Master's degree with 0-2 years of related work experience, or an equivalent

combination of education and work experience.

Minimum Experience / Training

(Technical/Business Knowledge (Job Skills))

Working technical knowledge and application of concepts, practices and procedures.

General understanding of business unit/group function. Will perform this job in a quality system

environment. Failure to adequately perform tasks can result in noncompliance with governmental regulations.;

(Cognitive Skills)

Works on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a

review of identifiable factors. Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to

determine appropriate action. Has a broad knowledge of technical alternatives and an understanding

of their impact on the systems environment.



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