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Abbott Quality Assurance Specialist in Buffalo Grove, Illinois

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 115,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Quality Assurance Specialist

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 Freedom 2 Save ( student debt program and FreeU ( 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 Buffalo Grove, IL location supporting our Abbott Diabetes division. We’re focused on helping people with diabetes manage their health with life-changing products that provide accurate data to drive better-informed decisions. We’re revolutionizing the way people monitor their glucose levels with our new sensing technology.

What You’ll Work On

  • Batch release, Complaint Coordination, Metric maintenance, Surveillance Program, Testing Program, Document Control, Batch and Sample Retention and Maintenance

  • Assist with administration and ensuring compliance to Quality Management Systems including:

  • Complaints Coordination, Batch Release, Document Control, Surveillance, Testing, Batch and Sample Retention and Maintence, Metric etc.

  • Assist with other support duties as assigned.

  • Actively monitors Third Party Manufacturers data and Support areas for compliance with internal Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and relevant regulatory (cGMP, ISO) regulations.

  • Reviews GMP related documentation for compliance such as batch records and associated data related to product manufacturing, testing and release, validation protocols and reports, labels, product specifications and other documentation as required.

  • This role will assure the quality of our products through design transfer, incoming materials used to manufacture and/or products manufactured by a third party as determined by assigned functional area.

  • Maintains product complaint logs to identify and report recurring issues to quality assurance management and product development. Collaborate with other internal groups to respond to product inquiries and issues.

  • Collect analysis and publish quality metrics.

  • Collaborates with members of the Quality Assurance team working on special projects.

  • Participate on permanent and temporary teams which are process or project driven.

Required Qualifications

  • Associates' degree required

  • 0-2 years experience in a Quality or Regulatory Affairs role in a GMPrelated industry.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelors' degree preferred

  • Medical Device experience or regulated industry experience highly 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.

Learn more about our health and wellness benefits, which provide the security to help you and your family live full lives: (

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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The base pay for this position is $46,700.00 – $93,300.00. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

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