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At Abbott, we're committed to helping you live your 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, 94,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve. Please note that candidates need to be eligible to work in the U.S. without Abbott sponsorship.


We are seeking an experienced, high caliber Engineer II, Supplier Development Quality to acts as the primary Quality contact for suppliers to Abbott.  The incumbent is responsible for supplier management, including establishing/revising improvement plans and business & process assessments, managing/leading investigations and quality systems audits, and deciding and implementing corrective actions relating to engineering and supplier management issues.  Additionally, the incumbent is required to develop strong professional relationships with suppliers to ensure successful vendor performance.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:

  • Cross functional support to select, approve and develop suppliers to meet customer and business needs
  • Full assessment for effectiveness of supplier process control plans, measures and activities
  • Utilize statistical techniques and professional independent judgment to analyze data for process improvement
  • Develop and lead execution of process validations and tests; analyze resulting data and document results (protocols/reports)
  • Lead supplier process capability studies
  • Manage the Receiving Inspection team
  • Construct Design of Experiments to characterize supplier processes and/or determine root cause
  • Develop and implement procedures for new and/or improved supplier processes
  • Create First Article Inspection Plans and Part Qualification Plans
  • Provide engineering support to Receiving Inspection including statistical analysis, measurement systems analysis, Gage R&R studies and inspection procedures
  • Participate in Material Review Board decisions on supplier provided parts and services
  • Create supplier Quality System Improvement Plans
  • Lead the Supplier Requests for Change process
  • Perform supplier Quality System audits
  • Perform corrective and preventive actions with suppliers
  • Perform analysis of non-conformances and supplier performance for key performance indicators
  • Perform dock-to-stock monitoring and part selection activities
  • Provide guidance to project teams for supplied component and supplier qualifications
  • Lead teams in identification of risks/hazards relative to new product designs, processes, suppliers and applications
  • Skillful and safe operation of job-related equipment
  • Effectively manage internal and external relationships of the job
  • Ability to meet physical demands of job
  • Regular and reliable attendance
  • Compliance with all company policies

Your experience(s), education and knowledge will further expand Abbott’s marketplace success:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related science
  • 3+ years of plant operations and/or quality experience with proven success delivering significant measurable improvements
  • Detailed knowledge of FDA, QSR, and ISO 13485
  • Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB) or equivalent process evaluation and improvement knowledge and experience
  • Strong statistical training, application and knowledge
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze processes and establish process controls
  • Must be proficient in MS Excel, Word, Project
  • Ability to learn quickly, analyze problems, work independently and organize and execute multiple work tasks
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings, product specifications, procedures and standards
  • Excellent written, oral communication and technical report writing skills
  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 10% of the time

Your preferred qualifications and education:

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering
  • ASQ CQA and/or CQE certification
  • Proven depth in the following process/component technology areas:
    • Semiconductor fabrication & packaging, small-scale precision injection molding
    • Precision, custom, small-scale machining/fabrication/assembly/micro-joining/ laser welding
    • Battery manufacturing, bulk polymer production, PCB (bare and assembly/test)
  • Recent and the majority of experience spent in a highly regulated environment
  • Certified Six Sigma Black Belt
  • Lead auditor/ assessor qualified
  • Proficient in Minitab
  • Experience with medical devices and/or pharmaceutical/biotech industry preferred; experience with active implantable medical devices
  • Experience/familiarity with the domestic and foreign standards related to medical devices and/or drugs preferred; knowledge of these standards related to active implantable medical devices

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Job Breakdown

Job ID: 30052357

Job Family: Engineering

Division: ASJM Abbott St. Jude Medical

Location: United States - Sylmar

Work Shift: Standard

Travel: Not specified

Medical Surveillance: Not Applicable

Significant Work Activities: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)

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