1+ months
2018-03-152018-09-19

Associate Quality Engineer

Abbott
Temecula, CA

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. Learns to identify Manufacturing process defects (scrap, nonconforming 

material, customer complaints) by dispositioning non-conforming material, 

assisting in identification of primary root causes and understanding corrective and preventative actions. May be responsible for working with process owner to bound product stops and document release criteria.; 

2. Gains understanding of product quality plans, documents and systems by reviewing product specifications, quality specifications, and working with 

quality systems.  May be responsible for learning risk analyses and FMEAs.; 

3. Learns Process Monitoring Systems by becoming familiar with systems applications and critical process steps; and through 

familiarization with methods used to reduce process variation.; 

4. Becomes familiar with Product/Process improvement efforts by understanding current quality metric data and learning the various analysis methods used to 

enhance sustaining product design and new product development; 

5. Learns Quality Tools & Training Materials by gaining knowledge of prevalent tools used and by reviewing & utilizing available training materials.

(Supervision Received) Work is closely supervised. Follows specific, detailed 

instructions; 

(Influence/Leadership) Begins developing a network of internal resources to  

facilitate completion of tasks. Individual influence is typically exerted at the 

peer level.; 

(Planning/Organization) Completes daily work to meet established schedule 

with guidance from supervisor on prioritization of tasks.; 

(Decision Making/Impact) May exercise authority within pre-established limits 

and approval.  Failure to achieve results can normally be overcome without 

serious effect on schedules and programs.

Minimum Education

Bachelors degree (Engineering - Mechanical, BioMed, Chemical, Manufacturing) plus 0-2 years of related work experience with a basic understanding of specified functional area, or an equivalent combination of education and work 

experience.

Minimum Experience / Training

(Technical/Business Knowledge (Job Skills)) Basic technical knowledge of 

concepts, practices and procedures. Limited 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) Learns to use professional concepts and company policies 

and procedures to solve routine problems. Works on problems of limited 

scope. Minimal independent decision making.

NO RELOCATION ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE FOR THIS POSITION.


Job Family: Operations Quality
Division: AVD Vascular
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Medical Surveillance: Yes
Significant Work Activities: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)

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