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Abbott Senior Supplier Quality Engineer in Liberty, South Carolina

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.

About Abbott

For years, Abbott’s medical device businesses have offered technologies that are faster, more effective, and less invasive. Whether it’s glucose monitoring systems, innovative therapies for treating heart disease, or products that help people with chronic pain or movement disorders, our medical device technologies are designed to help people live their lives better and healthier. Every day, our technologies help more than 10,000 people have healthier hearts, improve quality of life for thousands of people living with chronic pain and movement disorders, and liberate more than 500,000 people with diabetes from routine fingersticks.

A healthy heart is essential to good health. That's why we're committed to advancing treatments for people with cardiovascular disease. As a global leader in Cardiac Rhythm Technologies, our breakthrough medical technologies help restore people's health so they can get back to living their best lives, faster. We focus on innovative technologies that can improve the way doctors treat people with heart arrhythmias, or irregular heartbeats.

Our location in Liberty, SC , currently has an opportunity for a Senior Supplier Quality Engineer.


A Supplier Quality Engineer drives improvement in the quality of components and services sourced from external suppliers. Provides technical support in the selection and evaluation of suppliers, monitors supplier performance to drive supplier corrective action, manufacturing yield issues and field failures.

As required, supervises the activities, manpower and resources within the functional area to ensure support is provided to meet the department and company goals.


  • Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.

  • Assesses potential new suppliers for technical, quality and manufacturing capabilities.

  • Provides technical support for the introduction of components from a new supplier.

  • Evaluates, monitor and approve new and existing external suppliers based in their qualifications and performance, acts as a spokesperson to external suppliers.

  • Analyzes incoming material defects and communicates issues to suppliers.

  • Investigates failures related to supplier materials, dispositions, drives and tracks corrective/preventive action plans where necessary.

  • Generates test protocols, monitors testing, issues material qualification test reports and approves components for use.

  • Assists in generating component specifications, generates and maintains incoming inspection procedures and provides input from component quality, inspectability and manufacturability perspective.

  • Trains inspectors to these procedures as required.

  • Mentors employees by sharing technical expertise and providing feedback and guidance.

  • As required, supervise technical personal for task execution.

  • Responsible for meeting daily goals; proactively seek ways to support the customer (i.e., working with engineering to find alternative resolutions that to issues, while maintaining compliance, without stopping production).

  • Supervise, train, and develop nonexempt personnel, implements a staffing plan by identifying resource requirements.

  • Develop goals / objectives for all assigned personnel; monitor employees' performance against goals, provide performance feedback; write and conduct development plans / performance appraisals; manage employee HR issues. Manage and assign resources to address business needs, including staffing levels, overtime needs and project support.

  • Provides input to Design Engineering on new component technology and assists in component selection with quality and reliability analysis.

  • Understands engineering principles theories, concepts, practices and techniques. Develops knowledge in a field to become a recognized leader or authority in an area of specialization and applies this knowledge in leadership roles in the company

  • Cultivates internal and external network of resources to complete tasks. Interacts with internal and external customers, by meeting regularly, responding to requests and explaining procedures. Interacts cross functionally and with internal and external customers.

  • Serves as a consultant for supply chain, engineering or scientific interpretations and advice on significant matters.

  • (As required) Perform Supplier evaluations (audits) as Lead Auditor to ensure compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.


  • Bachelors Degree (Electrical Engineering preferred), Science or equivalent field of study and 6+ years experience.

  • Medical Devices experience .

  • Project Management 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.

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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