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Abbott Senior Design Quality Engineer in California


At Abbott, diverse ideas, perspectives, and expertise allow us to create the life-changing solutions that help people live healthier lives. In 160 countries and with businesses spanning nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices, and branded generic pharmaceuticals, Abbott offers you enormous opportunities to explore your interests and help you achieve your career and personal goals.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Design Quality Engineer within our Abbott Rapid Diagnostics business located at Pomona, CA . In this role, you will report to the Site Head of Quality and actively lead QA support for the product development process and design transfer to manufacturing, ensuring product and process conformance to FDA Design Controls, ISO 13485:2016, ISO 14971:2012 and other applicable regulatory and technical standards.

Abbott Rapid Diagnostics (formerly Alere) 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.


  • Lead quality assurance support in the design and development/on market support of In-Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) medical device products, facilitating the application of design/change controls, risk management, quality plan and implementation of design and development plan.

  • Create and maintain risk management files such as UMFMEA/DFMEA/PFMEA that identify Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) and are compliant with the requirements of ISO 14971:2012.

  • Work closely with R&D, Manufacturing, Quality Control, and Applications Support management to prevent non-conformities and provide solutions to complex issues.

  • Lead and support multiple projects, balancing priorities and resources to meet project and management expectations.

  • Review and approve proposed changes for on market products by performing risk assessments, providing guidance and support and assessing the adequacy of verifications and validations and DMR documents.

  • Resolve QI and CAPA by performing investigations, conducting root cause analysis, developing and implementing plans to resolve.

  • Review and approve verification and process validation, equipment qualification documents.

  • Lead process improvement projects

  • Act as SME for key subsystems such as Design Control, Risk Management, Design Verification, Design Validation, Process Validation etc.


  • Minimum of 5 years of following experience with Bachelor’s degree in field of Science such as Chemistry, Microbiology, Biology, Biochemistry or Engineering, OR Master’s degree and 3 or more years of relevant experience:

  • Quality Assurance engineering experience (design controls, change control, process validation, on market quality engineering support and risk management)

  • Hands on CAPA System, Non-conformity System, Root Cause investigation and manufacturing process improvement experience

  • Hands-on risk management experience in creating/maintaining risk management files such as UMFMEA/DFMEA/PFMEA, Plans, Reports, etc.

  • Experience reviewing and approving Device Master Record (DMR) documents

  • Direct work experience in IVD or medical device/biotech or regulated manufacturing environment.

  • Hands on Design Verification, Design Validation/Process Validation and Design History File (DHF) experience


  • Experience supporting new product development

  • Process, QMS or Supplier auditing experience

  • Experience with cleaning, mixing and test method validation.

  • Experience with reagent, ELISA, HEIA manufacturing

  • Lean Six Sigma (Black or Green Belt), Certified Quality Engineer, Certified Quality Auditor

  • Knowledge of IVDR in EU, FDA QSRs, ISO 13485:2016, ISO 14971:2012 standards and HACCP/GMPGLP/GDP requirements.

About Abbott

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 130 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, 107,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 160 countries we serve.

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

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation, please send an email to

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