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Abbott Quality Lead Engineer in Alameda, California

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.


Independently, or lead a project team of supervisors/engineers/technicians, to support Quality Systems. Identify, plan and conduct medium-size assigned projects requiring a combination of conventional and custom risk-managed execution plans and investigations; manages multiple often concurrent projects.


Independently, or lead a project team to, identify, plan and conduct medium-size assigned projects requiring a combination of conventional and custom risk-managed execution plans and investigations. manages multiple often concurrent projects.

Assist in the development of direct reports by securing appropriate training, assigning progressively challenging tasks, applying progressive disciplinary action as appropriate and conducting formal written and verbal performance reviews...

Lead complex technical projects with multiple inter-coordinating elements where problem resolution may involve the application of new methods and/or approaches and may require consideration of impact with other system components and/or users.

Lead and/or participate on cross-functional teams to support organizational goals.

Responsible for completing documentation in a timely manner and in accordance with business standards.

Serve as a subject matter expert (SME) or independent technical expert (ITE) on a subset or select subsets of a project's technical matters. may interface with external firms or agencies.

Responsible for implementing the effectiveness and maintaining compliance of the Quality System. (e.g. compliance with internal procedures and FDA, BSI, EEO regulations etc).

Monitors daily work operations and provides direction and guidance to, exempt employees, or nonexempt staff to achieve unit or project goals.

Interacts with internal and external customers, by meeting regularly, responding to requests and explaining procedures.

Interprets and executes policies that affect work processes and personnel within the assigned organizational unit.

Contributes to the development of operational policies and procedures that affect personnel within the assigned organizational unit.

Assists with evaluating project costs.

Identifies, develops and implements processes to improve department performance.

Directs Quality personnel to support quality system initiatives based on coordination with management, project leaders, & design engineers.

Implements improvements to Quality Systems and tools by directing personnel to gather data on existing quality tools, identify weaknesses, and research/select new tools based on findings.

Ensures sustaining support of Quality System and regulatory compliance by individually working quality system issues and by delegating project work for maintaining quality system capability.


Bachelor's degree (preferably in Engineering, science or a closely related discipline is desired) or equivalent technical experience and demonstrated competence; additional post-graduate education may contribute toward the desired years of experience; Requires 6-7 years of quality experience to develop the competence to meet the skills and responsibilities of the position; Candidates / incumbents should possess the following: - strong technical knowledge and application of concepts, practices and procedures; - ability or aptitude to work on problems that are complex in scope where analysis of situations or data involves multiple competing factors; - ability to form and develop interpersonal, professional relationships; display socially and professionally appropriate behavior; - ability to work independently and in groups; ability to work cross-functionally; - demonstrated initiative and problem-solving skills; critical-thinking skills; - ability and aptitude to use various types of databases and other computer software; - ability to prioritize; - strong organizational and project management skills; - demonstrated competency with financial systems and in fiscal controls; - ability to manage and work in a high volume complaint environments.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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