1+ months

Inspector 1

Saint Paul, MN

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.

Provides technical assistance to engineering to support manufacturing efforts by implementing corrective and preventative actions. Assists engineers in developing methods and procedures to control or improve manufacturing processes.

Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and


1. Assists engineering in providing manufacturing support by training operators on processes and engineering changes. Performs operator certification on-the-job training and testing.

2. Develops knowledge of manufacturing practices and procedures.

3. Learns process improvement techniques by assisting Engineering in researching and validating changes in processes/equipment and test methods to improve yield and/or reduce cycle time per established procedures.

4. Learns traceability and inspection requirements and learns statistical process control criteria. Learns how to develop manufacturing instructions and create training sheets and certifications. May also train operators on basic processes and engineering changes, perform operator certification on-the-job training and testing.

5. Assists Engineers in collecting, compiling, measuring, organizing and recording data.

Planning/Organization: Completes daily work to meet established schedule with guidance from supervisor on prioritization of tasks.

Decision Making/Impact: Solves problems of limited scope and complexity requiring basic interpretation of well-defined procedures and practices. Maintains confidentiality in handling sensitive information or documents.

Minimum Education H.S. diploma or equivalent plus 0-3 years of related work experience or equivalent combination. Degree a plus.

Experience / Training Required (Technical/Business Knowledge (Job Skills))

** Medical device equipment / instrument experience

Applies limited knowledge of basic technical concepts and practices and a basic understanding of product or systems fundamentals. Utilizes basic knowledge of numerical and/or statistical data and computer software programs to resolve routine problems. Will perform this job in a quality system environment. Failure to adequately perform tasks can result in noncompliance with governmental regulations.

Cognitive Skills: Performs routine technical tasks working from detailed written or verbal instructions. Performs routine set-up, testing, repair, inspection, and/or maintenance of certain area-specific equipment, materials, systems, and/or product. Assignments require limited judgment in troubleshooting proven processes.

Job Family: Operations Quality
Division: AVD Vascular
Travel: No
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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