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Abbott Specialist II Design Transfer in Santa Clara, 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.

Position Summary

This position is responsible for the creation, implementation, and modification of product related documents. These documents include Material Specifications, Printed Material Specifications, Packaging Bill of Materials, Shipping Bill of Materials, Operating Procedures, and Unique List Numbers. Other Duties: This position provides assistance and technical support for various documentation or Engineering projects.

Main Responsibilities

Technical Writing:

  • Write and edit technical documents including requirements documents, Design Planning documents, Design Review records, etc.

  • Convert relevant product data and information into a form that meets Quality and submission requirements.

  • Review, circulate, edit, assemble, inspect and duplicate reports and documentation.

Data Collection and Analysis:

  • Utilize Abbott Product Lifecycle Management (APLM) system to query, hand-in, view and print technical documentation.

  • Collect data from functional areas, analyze, and format for distribution.

  • Collect certification and properly document material conformity to environmental directives.

Level of Responsibility:

  • Performs daily job functions under minimal supervision of exempt level personnel.

  • Develops optimal methods for achieving goals.

  • Operates independently, many activities are project and goal related.

  • May check or audit the work of others in the same function.

  • May also check and audit the work of exempt level Engineering staff.

  • Handles all tasks efficiently, applies functional knowledge to the introduction of new processes, tests and pilots new processes and procedures.

Other Project Responsibilities:

  • Assist in various documentation projects.

  • Provide independent support for other Engineering Projects.

  • Plan and execute projects as assigned.

  • Identify areas for improvement and implement necessary changes.

  • Creates or modifies basic designs using SolidWorks modeling software and updates supporting documentation based on design requirements.

  • Creates and maintains design bill of materials.



  • Employee is accountable for the timely implementation of all documentation necessary to complete tasks.

  • To minimize errors which could negatively impact ADD product or product documentation, accuracy and attention to detail is expected.


  • To minimize errors and associated risks, the employee is expected to effectively utilize ADD Quality Systems and follow all applicable operating procedures.

  • Employee should be able to analyze alternative courses of action in relation to desired goal, articulate those actions to management, examine risk in relation to procedures and take appropriate action.


  • Relevant Associates Degree plus 2 years relevant experience, or a High School diploma or GED and 5 years of experience.

  • Must have at least 2 years of experience working within a GMP level operations or laboratory setting. Must have at least 1 year of experience documenting material conformance to environmental directives such as RoHS.

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