Abbott Senior Development Quality Engineer in Minneapolis, Minnesota

At Abbott, we're committed to helping you live your 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, 94,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve. Please note that candidates need to be eligible to work in the U.S. without Abbott sponsorship.


A design assurance engineer assures new or modified products conform to requirements and establish compliance with the quality system. They are responsible for maintaining a strong collaborative partnership with cross-functional team members that facilitates organizational success by protecting patient/user safety and meeting business needs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead on-time completion of Design Control Deliverables

  • Create and ensure on-time execution of Quality Plans for internal development, OEM-based, Clinical Product Development (CPDP), and design change projects

  • Accountable for Design Verification and Validation planning & execution, including active cross-functional root-cause analysis investigation & resolution activities

  • Lead Risk Management activities from product Concept through Commercialization

  • Support design test and inspection method development, and lead method validation activities

  • Ensure DHF content completion, integrity, and regulatory & standards compliance; collaboratively communicating & resolving gaps

  • Support manufacturing process development & qualification for new product commercialization and product changes

  • Support and ensure internal & external audit responses

  • Support and ensure on-time product re-certifications

  • Support and ensure the establishment of objective, measurable, discrete, and verifiable customer and product requirements

  • Support and ensure objective component specification definitions, supplied component sampling plan development, and vendor qualifications

  • Accountable for development, execution and analysis of biocompatibility and sterilization qualifications

  • Complete Document Change Request Reviews in a timely and objective manner Develop and lead other team members.

  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by management.

Other Duties:

  • Additional duties may be identified by functional management based on the current project/business objectives.

  • Support all Divisional initiatives as identified by divisional management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor level degree in Engineering or Technical Field

  • 5-8+ years experience

  • Previous Quality engineering experience and demonstrated use of Quality tools/methodologies

  • Solid verbal, written, and interpersonal skills with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization

  • Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.

  • Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment.

  • Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects.

  • Multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.

  • Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail.

  • Ability to travel approximately 10%, including internationally.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advance degree

  • Prior medical device experience preferred

  • Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross-division business unit model

  • Working understanding of FDA, GMP, and ISO 13485

  • Working understanding of the following standards 60601, 62304, &/or 14971




ASJM Abbott St. Jude Medical


United States of America > Plymouth 5050 Nathan Lane > S4509 : 5050 Nathan Lane N.


United States of America > St Paul (Woodridge) > S4515 : 177 East County Rd B




Yes, 10 % of the Time


Not Applicable


Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Keyboard use (greater or equal to 50% of the workday)

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