1+ months

Quality Technician

Des Plaines, IL

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.

Job Description

Completes assigned daily activities; workload; scheduling; and constraints independently. Provides technical expertise to complex projects / product and investigations as required. Strives to become the technical expert within work area.

Additional Main Responsibilities

CAPA - Provide technical input to facilitate CAPA investigations.

Maintain knowledge of the CAPA System.

Communications - Communicate and collaborate effectively within team and with internal stakeholders as guided by manager.

Participates in Cross Functional Teams.

Documentation - Maintain; review and update relevant documents and records.

Basic Requirements - Provides input into the annual departmental budget.

Manage Product and Process Improvements - Under general supervision; works on process improvement activities within own work area.

Monitor performance of manufacturing processes and implement required improvement activities.

Suggests and implements approved process improvements within own work area that fosters a culture of continuous improvement.

Works independently on area assignments for multiple key processes and projects.

Proactively seeks improvement within Quality Technical work area.

Management of Computer Systems - Maintain and update relevant computer applications.

Quality/Compliance -Support manufacturing and testing operations as required; adhering to Good Manufacturing Practices and Good Laboratory Practices.

Demonstrate strong knowledge of all technical processes/procedures within area of responsibility.

Keep abreast of the standards that regulate our industry.

Participate and take all trainings and reviews as required.

Conduct business in a manner that will protect human health; safety and the environment by complying with all applicable EHS laws; as well at the Abbott Global and Technical standards.

Comply with Abbott Quality System (QS) requirements.

Share Quality Knowledge - Share quality knowledge; liaising with colleagues within team.

Training - Train others in multiple key processes within work area.

Assists with the collation of information requested during audits.

Undertake all trainings and reviews are required.

Utilize quality experience to train others.

Testing (Micro LF; SL) DF - No testing in QA: a.

Complete Quality testing as appropriate for products per procedures and review all data to determine conformance with specifications. b.

Ensure that plant Environmental Monitoring program if applicable is executed per procedural requirements and schedule; and that environmental data is tracked and trended . Provide information for tracking and trending of data as required.

Incoming Quality Assurance: a.

Incoming Inspection - Conduct Inspections of incoming items per standard requirements. b.

Sample & File Storage - Ensure storage of samples and documents in the appropriate filling systems.

Change Control Technical Specialist Specific: Initiates site Change Plan and Document Change Request activities for changes identified through:

Product / Process improvement.

Transfer activities.

Identified compliance issues.

Co-ordinate and manage Change Plan and Document Change Requests through to closure.

Including tracking of identified deliverables and action items.

Work in conjunction with relevant Document/ Process owners to identify and organize CFTs.

Complete required document authoring and approval tasks as required for QSR and DMR documents.

Keep up to date with all training requirements.

Attends process community meetings.

Ownership - Is recognized as an lead technician for one or two key processes within work area.


Troubleshoot issues and applies problem solving skills and take appropriate actions to resolve.

Perform activities as assigned by Team leader / Manager.

Take appropriate actions to resolve and communicates resolution to area Team leader / Manager.

Support relevant activities.

Undertake developmental opportunities to become the lead in Testing. .


Note: This job description is not to be considered an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements and does not limit the assignment of additional duties for this role.

Additional Qualifications

Ideally a bachelor’s degree in a science or closely related discipline or equivalent relevant experience to demonstrate equivalence to a Degree. At a minimum High School graduated or equivalent plus a certificate in relevant Science Area.   0 -2 years work experience
Job Family: Operations Quality
Division: AMD Molecular
Travel: No
Medical Surveillance: No
Significant Work Activities: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)


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