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Design Quality Engineer




Full Time


Irving, Texas, United States

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 113,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Job Title

Design Quality Engineer

About Abbott

Abbott is a global healthcare leader, creating breakthrough science to improve people’s health. We’re always looking towards the future, anticipating changes in medical science and technology.

Working at Abbott

At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and family, be your true self and live a full life. You’ll also have access to:

  • Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of.
  • Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO
  • An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer contribution
  • Tuition reimbursement, the [Register to View] student debt program and [Register to View] education benefit - an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor’s degree.
  • A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.
  • A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

The Opportunity

This position works out of our Irving, TX location in the Transfusion Medicine Division. Our diagnostic solutions are used in hospitals, laboratories, and clinics around the globe. The crucial information derived from our tests, instruments and informatics systems are often the first step in patient care decision making for hundreds of health conditions from heart attacks to blood disorders to infectious diseases and cancers.

As the Design Quality Engineer, you will be a member of the cross functional team for Hardware that identifies, implements, and verifies changes to the design of Abbott products. Familiarity with design inputs, engineering drawings and specifications, risk management, verification, validation, and design output and transfer required. Conduct quality-related activities to deliver consistent, high-quality documents, services, products, and processes, which adds value to the business.

What You’ll Work On

  • General - Contributes to defining and timely achievement of overall project goals.
  • Provides compliant solutions to a variety of problems of moderate scope and complexity.
  • Interacts constructively with employees, managers and cross-functional peers.
  • May lead a project with a limited scope, but usually a contributor on broader projects.
  • Provides guidance to other Professionals and Technicians.
  • Scope typically limited to one specific QA function.
  • Quality System Compliance -Maintains awareness of standards that regulate our industry.
  • Ensures compliance to site level policies and procedures by promptly reporting non-compliance issues to management within Division and Corporation as appropriate.
  • Maintains vigilance to ensure adherence to Quality Policy and Quality system procedures by promptly reporting noncompliance issues to management.
  • Risk Management - Applies basic Risk Management principles to work.
  • Participates in the development or modification of Risk management files.
  • Provides compliant solutions to a variety of complex problems.
  • Ensures compliant documentation related to area of responsibility.
  • Design Control / Documentation & Change Control - Identifies areas for process improvement.
  • Provides supporting information for change including reasons and justifications.

Required Qualifications

  • Apprenticeship or Bachelor’s degree in Life Science, Engineering, or closely related discipline is required; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • At least 3 years work experience in Quality or related field experience; Less experience may be appropriate with advanced degree.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Hardware Quality Engineering experience strongly preferred.
  • Diagnostics or Medical device experience preferred.

* Participants who complete a short wellness assessment qualify for FREE coverage in our HIP PPO medical plan. Free coverage applies in the next calendar year.

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Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that can help you build your future and live your best life. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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