Abbott Staff Electrical Development Quality Engineer in Sylmar, California

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their 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, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.


  • Define and lead on-time completion of Design Control Deliverables

  • Brings additional electrical and hardware expertise to the product development process

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

  • Identify and drive opportunities to improve the quality system as it relates to design control deliverables including risk management

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

  • Define and lead Risk Management activities from product Concept through Commercialization. Incorporates post-market feedback to current and future product design.

  • Support and ensure product reliability and risk based statistical analysis

  • Drive best practices for 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, on time product re-certifications, on time completion of Corrective and Preventive Actions

  • 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

  • Complete Document Change Request Reviews in a timely and objective manner

  • Mentor, develop and lead other team members.

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

  • Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments. Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.

  • 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


  • Bachelor level degree in Electrical, Electronics or Systems Engineering or Similar field; advanced degree preferred

  • 8+ years’ experience in related field, Medical Device industry experience preferred

  • Experience with analog/digital circuit design and analysis, plus knowledge of electronic instruments preferable

  • Experience with RF communication, EMI/EMC, Coexistence, and/or MR environment exposure on active implantable medical devices (simulation and testing) preferable

  • Experience with product development (in a Development or Quality role), test method development and validation, test execution, failure analysis and risk management

  • Professional certification in the related work area such as CQE is preferable

  • Previous Quality engineering experience and demonstrated use of Quality tools/methodologies including knowledge of Medical device regulation such as FDA 21 CFR 820, EU etc.

  • Preferable experience with Electro-mechanical product/system

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

  • 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.

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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