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Abbott Senior Supplier Quality Technician in Plymouth, Minnesota

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.

Senior Supplier Quality Technician

Leading an active lifestyle is important to the many people we serve. In Abbott’s Heart Failure division, we’re advancing the treatment of heart and vascular disease through breakthrough medical technologies in electrophysiology and heart failure, allowing people to restore their health and get on with their lives.

We are seeking an experienced, high caliber Senior Technician for Supplier Quality to assist engineers in developing and maintaining quality engineering methodologies and providing quality technical support within new product development, manufacturing, or system/services support.


  • Ownership of Nonconforming Material Records (NCMRs) for supplied components and sub-assemblies and assist in the resolution of nonconformances.

  • Initiate Supplier Corrective Action Requests (SCARs), and Supplier Change Requests (SCRs)

  • Assist in completing and reviewing SAP transactions for NCMR dispositioning, Quality Info Record (QIR) updates, and batch record reviews.

  • Initiate and own change orders for Supplier Quality documentation including Receiving Inspection Procedures (RIPs), Component Quality Plans (CQPs), First Article Inspections (FAIs), and Component Quality Reports (CQRs).

  • Assist and perform Gage R&R studies.

  • Assist in collecting and performing Supplier Quality Data Analyses including metrics for Quality Data Reviews (QDRs).

  • Assist in reviewing component and sub-assembly specifications.

  • Create and perform First Article Inspections (FAIs) for supplied components and sub-assemblies.

  • Create Component Quality Plans (CQPs) for supplied components and sub-assemblies.

  • Assist in creating and updating Receiving Inspection Procedures (RIPs) for supplied components and sub-assemblies.

  • Support all Company initiatives as identified by management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements.



  • High school diploma/GED or an equivalent combination of education and work experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of related work experience including:

  • Previous experience in assisting with First Article Inspections (FAIs), Gage R&R studies, validations, calibration, test methods, and NCMR dispositioning.

  • Knowledge of Quality Systems, FDA regulations, ISO 13485, GMP, and applicable worldwide regulatory requirements.

  • Experience with optical measurement equipment, hand tools, gages, pressure and force gage testing

  • Experience with sampling techniques

  • Good communication and computer skills, including data analysis and report writing skills.


  • Prior medical device experience


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

  • 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: * www.abbottbenefits.com (http://www.abbottbenefits.com/pages/candidate.aspx)

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.

Connect with us at www.abbott.com , on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

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 corpjat@abbott.com