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Abbott Sr. Quality Engineer - NPI 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.

Serve as the primary PQE representative on cross functional teams who investigate and recommended product improvements as a result of complaints with on-market products. Conduct and document technical investigations. Monitor and report to upper management the progress on technical investigations. Provide support and backup to the department manager.


Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system.

Proactively utilize technical depth to understand complaints and works to improve products/process to better meet customer needs with reduced issues.

Provides guidance with respect to applicable complaint investigation processes, and ensures compliance with regulations with respect to investigations.

Sets global standards for specifications and drawings that properly identify and highlight critical quality attributes.

Capture complex technical requirements in policies, design plans, investigations.

Translates business strategy into meaningful objectives and day-to-day activities required to accomplish them

Anticipates future direction and adjusts current processes accordingly.

Effectively communicates directional changes and creates support for changes.

Be the technical lead for complaint investigations, and be liaison to other functions, such as R&D, Operations, and other Quality functions

Ensure investigation results are disseminated to the relevant SMEs appropriately.

Follows through on project goals; contributes willingly and incorporates the ideas of others; shares resources, knowledge and accountability to benefit the objectives of the business, e.g. participates in team meetings; serves either as functional subject matter expert or independent technical expert in management reviews.

Strong project management skills and able to multi-task and set priorities to meet overall business objectives.


Bachelors Degree in Math, Science, or Engineering disciplines preferred) or equivalent in a technical discipline or equivalent experience. Minimum 5 years of overall quality experience in a FDA/ISO regulated environment. Demonstrated experience in leading teams, organizing and managing projects and developing/coaching/guiding team members (either direct and indirect reports).

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