Abbott Quality Engineer (Supplier Quality) in Temecula, 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.

Primary Job Function:

Provide Process/Quality Engineering support to manufacturing, helping to ensure delivery of highest

quality product to the customer. Provide Process/Quality

Engineering support to product development teams, helping to ensure development of highest

quality new products.

Core Job Responsibilities Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.

  1. Identifies and controls Manufacturing process defects (scrap, nonconforming material, custom complaints) by participating in efforts/teams focused on identifying the primary root causes and

implementing corrective and preventative actions. May be responsible for querying & bounding data to

support implementation of complex & documenting release criteria.;

  1. Develops product quality plans, documents and systems by creating product specifications, quality

specifications and quality plans in conjunction with other product development team members. May be

responsible for creating risk analyses and FMEAs.;

  1. Develops Process Monitoring Systems by identifying critical process steps

applying methods to reduce process variation in order to reduce/eliminate

the cause of defects.;

  1. Leads process improvement efforts by identifying methods to capture quality

metric data and by performing appropriate analysis methods to enhance

sustaining product design and new product development.;

  1. Assists in creation of Quality Tools & Training Materials by understanding the

limitations of existing quality tools and training materials, and by helping to

identify more effective tools & materials.

Supervisory / Management Responsibilities (Supervision Received) Works under general supervision. Follows established procedures. Work is

reviewed for soundness of technical judgment, overall adequacy and accuracy.;

(Supervision Provided) May provide limited work direction and guidance to exempt and/or skilled

nonexempt levels of employees; may be asked to evaluate performance of and assist in career

development planning for subordinates.

Position Accountability / Scope (Influence/Leadership) Cultivates a wide range of internal networks and begins to develop an extensive external network of resources to facilitate completion

of tasks. May lead a project team of moderate scope. Provides guidance to less

experienced staff. Acts as a mentor to lower level individual contributors.

Influence exerted at peer level and occasionally at first levels of management.;

(Planning/Organization) Plans, organizes, and prioritizes own daily work routine to meet established schedule.;

(Decision Making/Impact) Exercises authority and judgment within defined limits to determine appropriate action. Failure to achieve results or erroneous decisions or recommendations may

cause delays in program schedules and may result in the allocation of additional resources.

Minimum Education

Bachelor's degree (Engineering) plus 2-5 years of related work experience with a good understanding of specified functional area, or Master's degree with 0-2 years of related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.

Minimum Experience / Training

** Medical Device or Pharma industry experience required

** Green Belt certification a plus

(Technical/Business Knowledge (Job Skills)) Working technical knowledge and application of concepts, practices and procedures. General understanding of

business unit/group function. Will perform this job in a quality system

environment. Failure to adequately perform tasks can result in noncompliance with governmental regulations.;

(Cognitive Skills) Works on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of identifiable factors. Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action. Has a

broad knowledge of technical alternatives and an understanding of their impact on the systems environment.

OPEN TO CONSIDER CANDIDATES AT A LOWER LEVEL.

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 corpjat@abbott.com