Technician Quality - IQA - North Chicago - job 854224

Abbott Laboratories

Date: 06/11/2021

City: North Chicago, Illinois

Employment type: Full-time

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 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

The key to successful treatment and full recovery is often fast, accurate diagnosis. Abbott's life-changing tests and diagnostic tools provide insights that enable smarter, faster decisions and transform the way the world is managing health.

Our pioneering technology spans the world of healthcare operations — with medical diagnostic instruments, tests, automation and informatics solutions for hospitals, reference labs, blood centers, emergency departments, physician offices and clinics.

Our location in Lake Bluff, Il, currently has an opportunity for a Technician Quality.


  • CAPA -Provides inputs to facilitate CAPA investigations as required.

  • Investigates standard complaints.

  • Identifies and prioritizes medical and reportable complaints.

  • Supports ticket trending process and maintains Quality Records.

  • Communications - Communicate and collaborate effectively within team.

  • Documentation - Maintain relevant documents and records.

  • Basic Requirements - Provides input into the annual departmental budget.

  • Manage Product and Process Improvements - Participate in Project and Process improvement activities.

  • Monitor performance of manufacturing processes and implement required improvement activities.

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

  • Supports work area processes and product development/improvement projects.

  • Provide Quality support to key processes and product development/improvement projects.

  • 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.

  • Possess a basic understanding of the Quality System; including the Subsystems and is familiar with the Quality System Key processes.

  • Possess a basic understanding of the Quality System; including the Subsystems and is familiar with the Quality System Key processes.

  • Keep abreast of the standards that regulate our industry.

  • Participate and take all training's and reviews as.

  • 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 - Undertake all training's and reviews as required.

  • 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.

  • Take appropriate action per procedural requirements and schedule when test results specifications are not met.

  • Incoming Quality Assurance: a.

  • Incoming Inspection - Conduct Inspections of incoming items per procedural requirements and schedule. b.

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

  • Identify and escalate any potential non conformances / issues to team Leader.

  • Perform activities as assigned by Team leader / Manager.

  • Apply appropriate actions to resolve with support from Team Leader.

  • Support relevant activities.



  • Ideally a bachelor's degree in a science or closely related discipline or relevant equivalent experience.

  • At a minimum High School educated or equivalent.


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

  • A fast-paced work environment where your safety is our priority (Include for Manufacturing roles only)

  • Production areas that are clean, well-lit and temperature-controlled (Include for Manufacturing roles only)

  • Training and career development, with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance

  • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans

  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs

  • Paid time off

  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match

  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully:

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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