Abbott Quality Project Lead (SQE) - Structural Heart - Menlo Park, CA in Menlo Park, California

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Position Summary:

Independently or lead a project team of engineers and/or technicians to provide Process/Quality Engineering support to manufacturing, helping to ensure delivery of highest quality product to the customer. Lead Process/Quality Engineering projects to facilitate support to product development teams, helping to ensure development of highest quality new products.

Main Responsibilities:

Independently or lead a project team to identify, scope, plan and conduct medium-size assigned projects.

Communicate project progress and escalate issues to management in a timely manner.

Direct the work of project team members, set goals and objectives, monitor progress on tasks.

May have direct reports.

Understand Project Management tools and methodologies.

Understand engineering principles, theories, concepts, practices and techniques.

Develop knowledge in a field to become a recognized leader or authority in an area of specialization and applies this knowledge in leadership roles in the company.

Identify and control Manufacturing process defects (scrap, nonconforming material, customer complaints) by participating in efforts/teams focused on identifying the primary root causes and implementing corrective and preventative actions.

May be responsible for querying and bounding data to support implementation of complex and documenting release criteria.

Develop 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.

Develop Process Monitoring Systems by identifying critical process steps applying methods to reduce process variation in order to reduce/eliminate the cause of defects.

Lead 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 development.

Assist in creation of Quality Tools and Training Materials by understanding the limitations of existing quality tools and training materials, and by helping to identify more effective tools and materials.


(Influence/Leadership) Lead a project team of medium scope, determining goals and objectives for projects.

Establishes and cultivates a wide range of internal and external networks to facilitate completion of tasks.

Mentors teams and peers by sharing technical expertise and providing feedback and guidance.

Participates in the development of less experience staff by setting an example, providing guidance and work direction, and offering counsel.

Participates in determining goals and objectives for projects.

Influence exerted at peer level and at management level.;. (Planning/Organization) Plans and organizes non-routine tasks w/approval.

Initiates or maintains work schedule.

Establishes priorities of work assignments.

Develops and maintains projects plans.

Plans and organizes non-routine tasks without approval.

Establishes priorities of project tasks and work assignments; (Decision Making/Impact) Exercises authority and judgment in proposing innovative, practical methods to achieve problem resolution.

Failure to achieve results or erroneous decisions or recommendations may cause delays in program schedules and may result in the allocation of additional resources.


Bachelor's degree plus 3+ years of related work experience with a good understanding of specified functional area, or Master's degree with 2+ years of related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.

(Technical/Business Knowledge (Job Skills)) Good organizational and project management skills. Ability to work independently and in groups; ability to work cross-functionally; ability to prioritize. Working technical knowledge and application of concepts, practices and procedures. Good understanding of business unit/group function and cross group dependencies/relationships. Will perform this job in a quality system environment. Failure to adequately perform tasks can result in noncompliance with governmental regulations.

(Cognitive Skills) Demonstrated initiative and problem-solving skills; critical-thinking skills. Works on problems of diverse 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.


Operations Quality


AVD Vascular


United States > Menlo Park : 3885 Bohannon Drive





Yes, 5 % of the Time




Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Continuous standing for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)

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