Abbott Engineer I, Quality in Plano, Texas

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Position Summary

An engineering professional who applies scientific knowledge, engineering knowledge, mathematics, and ingenuity to complete basic engineering assignments related to a specific technical field or discipline.

Main Responsibilities

  • Lead and manage discrepant material processes, including nonconforming material report, manufacturing analysis, and internal customer signals.

  • Responsible for improving quality procedures and methods, implementing quality techniques, testing products, and compiling/evaluating statistical data to monitor quality levels.

  • Train others on processes and procedures impacting component and/or product quality.

  • Complete paperwork timely and accurately.

  • Prepare charts and write summaries about how well product conforms to existing standards.

  • Participate on cross-functional teams.

  • Offer suggestions to others on how to modify existing process or procedures to improve quality.

  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the Quality System.

  • Project Management

  • Plans and conducts small-sized assigned projects within engineering specialty requiring conventional types of plans, investigations, and/or equipment.

  • Monitors executions for adherence to plan, e.g. documents work status and reports to management with appropriate frequency.

  • Within structure, plans own work, manages several, often concurrent, tasks to accomplish assigned tasks to meet or exceed expectations (cost, quality, time).

  • Technical / Design

  • Keeps aware of the changing technical and competitive environment as it relates to the business.

  • Establishes a means of keeping abreast with technology on own engineering area and sharing with co-workers, e.g. stays current in product/process innovations in areas of expertise.

  • Participates and/or assists other engineers in the design of products/processes/equipment/systems/facilities by applying standard engineering theories, concepts, and techniques within the discipline.

  • Investigates, conducts tests or experiments, gathers data, and performs preliminary analysis.

  • Prepares and communicates recommendations and respective action plans.

  • Compliance

  • Complies with all regulations and standards for quality, Environment, Health, Safety and Energy (EHS&E) Global Policies, Abbott Engineering Standards, and other governance areas as applicable.

  • Ensures quality and effectiveness of assigned tasks.

  • Has awareness of the potential consequences (defects and failure modes) of design changes to established processes.

  • Identifies areas of risk with respect to compliance.


  • Assists in development of procedures and standards.

  • Coordinates with technical support personnel to conduct prototype or experimental runs of products or processes.

  • Directs the efforts of others such as technicians and outside resources.

  • Assists in the development and execution of validation protocols.

  • Accountability

  • Recognizes risks versus the relative gains associated with actions; understands projects critical success factors in own sphere, e.g. makes decisions regarding purchases, evaluating budget concerns against schedule; matches design specifics with respect to system performance.

  • Responsible to meeting established objectives and goals.

  • Drives functional performance that ensures the highest standard in quality, customer service, and regulatory compliance are met.


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, science, or closely related discipline is desired, or equivalent technical experience plus demonstrated competence.

  • Entry level. No experience to two-years’ experience is typical for this position. Previous internships assignment(s) preferred.

  • Should be able to quickly gain knowledge, understanding, or skill, and willingly absorb and comprehend Abbott processes, policies, and methods.

  • Possesses good human relation skills in both implementing and coordinating efforts involved across several disciplines.

  • Interacts well with diverse groups within engineering and maintains strong working relationship with internal and external collaborators.

  • Listens to and understands others' points of view and articulates tactfully and respectfully one's own perspective orally, in writing, and in presentations.

  • Works well with other engineers in a collaborative, fast-paced goal-driven environment.

  • Possesses interpersonal skills to negotiate and reconcile differences.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email