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Abbott Laboratory Process Engineer in Worcestershire, United Kingdom

Abbott Rapid Diagnostics is part of Abbott’s Diagnostics family of businesses, bringing together exceptional teams of experts and industry leading technologies to support diagnostic testing which provides important information for treatment and management of diseases and other conditions.

We are looking for a Laboratory Process Engineer to join our site in Malvern.

Working as a key member of the laboratory team and in conjunction with the Laboratory Quality Team to ensure quality standards are maintained and that key performance trends are used to identify opportunities to refine and improve current operating procedures.


  • Work inconjunction with technical SMEs to troubleshoot and solve technical problems,ensuring investigation and outcome are appropriately documented

  • Hold regularmeetings with key laboratory stakeholders to ensure QI and CAPA investigationsare progressed and completed on time, participating in investigations where required

  • Ensure QI andCAPA records are appropriately detailed and documented

  • Undertake regularreviews of QA/QC, IPT/EQA data in conjunction with the laboratory team,preparing the outcome of review for technical sign off

  • Facilitate andparticipate in the development and review of standard operating procedures,ensuring that periodic reviews and document training records are completed ontime

  • Implement asystematic approach to review QI and CAPA trends, analysing root causeclassification to identify opportunities for process improvement

  • Participate inthe review of laboratory complaint data to identify opportunities for processimprovement

  • Facilitate andsupport laboratory process improvement initiatives

  • Support thepreparation of scientific validity documents to support current and newlaboratory methods

  • Working inconjunction with the Laboratory Quality Manager, refine and produce the monthlylaboratory quality KPIs, investigating trends and identifying opportunities forimprovement when performance falls below target

  • Working with theQA team to facilitate alignment with Abbott policies and procedures


  • BSc in science or a related field

  • At least 3 years’ experience working in an ISO17025 laboratory environment

  • Knowledge of continuous improvement approaches e.g. six sigma and root cause analysis techniques

  • Ability to travel between sites


Ability to work independently or as part of a multidisciplinary team

Demonstrate logical thinking and an ability to manage multiple activities / priorities

Demonstrate knowledge of continuous improvement approaches e.g. six sigma and root cause analysis techniques

Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to influence others

Fluent in Microsoft office

An equal opportunity employer, Abbott welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable adjustments to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable adjustment, please speak to your recruiter.

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