Abbott Senior Quality Engineer in Westfield, Indiana
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 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.
We are seeking an experienced, high caliber Senior Quality Engineer to be responsible for developing and maintaining quality engineering methodologies and providing quality engineering support within new product development, manufacturing, or system/services support.
Each employee can make a difference at Abbott and has the power, either individually or as a team, to influence the success of the company. We are team-oriented, fast-paced and progressive. We value people with great ideas who partner with others both internally and externally to take action and accomplish goals.
Impact this role will have on Abbott:
Identify and implement effective process control systems to support the development, qualification, and on-going manufacturing of products to meet or exceed internal and external requirements
Lead in the implementation of assurances, process controls, and CAPA systems designed to meet or exceed internal and external requirements
Lead, coach, and mentor non-exempt and entry level exempt personnel
Assist in the development and execution of streamlined business systems which effectively identify and resolve quality issues
Apply sound, systematic problem-solving methodologies in identifying, prioritizing, communicating, and resolving quality issues
Design and conduct experiments for process optimization and/or improvement
Appropriately document experiment plans and results, including protocol writing and reports
Lead process control and monitoring of CTQ parameters and specifications
Lead and implement various product and process improvement methodologies (e.g., Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing)
Lead the investigation, resolution and prevention of product and process nonconformances
Participate in or lead teams in supporting quality disciplines, decisions, and practices (e.g., represent the Quality function as a Core Team Member)
Lead in the completion and maintenance of risk analysis
Work with design engineering in the completion of product verification and validation
Work with microbiology to ensure appropriate environmental monitoring and that microbiology requirements are considered in product and process development activities
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
Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned
Your experience(s), education and knowledge will further expand Abbott’s marketplace success:
- BS degree in Engineering or Technical Field or equivalent experience; advanced degree preferred
Your preferred qualifications and education:
5+ years’ experience
Engineering experience and demonstrated use of Quality tools/methodologies
Detailed knowledge of FDA, GMP, ISO 13485, and ISO 14971
Solid communication and interpersonal skills
Advanced computer skills, including statistical/data analysis and report writing skills
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
Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization
Multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner
Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail
Ability to travel approximately 10%
Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance
Project management and leadership skills, including the demonstrated ability to lead multi-departmental project teams and resolve quality-related issues in a timely and effective manner
Prior medical device experience preferred
Experience implementing various product and process improvement methodologies (e.g., Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing)
ASQ CQE or other certifications preferred
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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