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Abbott Manager, Development Quality Engineering in Plano, Texas

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 107,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries

Our Neuromodulation business is an area of expertise for Abbott. This business includes implantable devices compatible with mobile technology to help people who suffer from chronic pain and movement disorders. Our Solutions include Proclaim (TM) XR SCS System, the #1 Spinal cord stimulator on the market, Proclaim (TM) DRG Neurostimulator, the only FDA approved DRG therapy and a market leader in radiofrequency ablation therapy, Abbott RFA. These non-opioid therapies allow us to provide interventional pain therapy to patients throughout the pain continuum. Our deep brain stimulation technology for progressive diseases help people manage their Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor symptoms, steering away from side effects.

Our location in Plano, TX currently has an opportunity for a Manager, Development Quality Engineering. Working within broad objectives, the Manager is responsible for Development Quality Engineering (DQE) personnel and functional support of Product Development Programs (PDP), PDP Extension Projects, and Continuous Improvement/Continuation Engineering (CI/CE) activities. Specifically, the Manager is responsible for providing oversight, coaching and guidance for DQE teams with regard to PDP planning and execution of assigned deliverables, and cross-functional support of other tasks, for the program(s). These may include, but are not limited to: Requirements Definition; Design input and output requirements/matrix; Standards Compliance Identification/Assessment; Product Life-Cycle Risk Management Activities; Design Verification and Validation activities; Test Method/Inspection Method Development and Validation; Design Review, Change & Transfer for Manufacturability.


  • Hire and retain a diverse, highly qualified staff and provide coaching, mentoring, career development and ongoing performance feedback throughout the operating year

  • Ensure and maintain a safe and professional work environment

  • Assign and review project work of staff, set work and resourcing priorities, and, as required, review and/or course correct the output of project/program deliverables

  • Analyze projects for resource requirements and ensure resource availability to all priority projects

  • Prepare project quality plans including milestones, validation of design and processes, as well as appropriate documentation and procedures

  • Manage/conduct special analyses and/or staffing of projects as required by the business

  • Facilitate resolution of problems, issues and/or risks including identification of root causes to prevent re-occurrence

  • Responsible for budgeting/cost control, personnel management, space and equipment acquisition/maintenance, communication and policy implementation/adherence

  • Comply with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other international regulatory regulation requirements/standards, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments

  • Maintain positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers (internal cross-functionally and external), contractors, and vendors

  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities, as assigned by Senior Leadership/Management



  • A Bachelor's degree with ten (10) or more years of progressively increasing responsibility and work experience in Quality Design, Engineering, and/or Research & Development in the medical device manufacturing industry

  • Five (5) or more years of service with increasing responsibility within a management/leadership role (preferably in Quality Design and/or Engineering)

  • Broad cross-disciplinary and in-depth knowledge and experience with industry accepted quality assurance design methodologies, project management, and product life-cycle risk management theory and practical application

  • Ability to work collaboratively within a geographically diverse business environment and personnel base

  • Strong leadership skills, including the ability to set and administer goals, provide positive, constructive, and consistent feedback respectfully, the capability to build positive relationships to improve business results, as well as coach, mentor and develop junior-level engineering staff

  • Ability to work effectively within a team in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment

  • Strong verbal and written English communication skills with an ability to effectively communicate at multiple hierarchal levels in the organization

  • Ability to multi-tasks, prioritize, meets/exceed deadlines and hold themselves, staff, and others accountable

  • Strong organizational, strategic planning, and tactical execution/follow-up skills

  • Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance


  • Advanced degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Biomedical Engineering / Design

  • Advanced credential(s) in a relevant Quality/Engineering discipline/concentration. Ex: Professional certification or designation, such as CQE, CSQE, CRE and/or CMQ/OE

  • Direct ‘hand’s-on’ medical device product development experience

  • Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross-divisional/matrixed business unit model


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: 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 at http://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