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Abbott Product Performance Technician (Tech I) in Sunnyvale, California

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.

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.

This role supports the Product Performance Engineering (PPE) group with the following:

Major Responsibilities Include:

  • Receiving returned product in the lab and, if applicable, ensuring complaint product details match actual product.

  • Documenting results of root cause investigations in the appropriate forms in a clear, concise, consistent manner.

  • Communicating to management when a root cause investigation or adverse trend points to a deficiency in manufacturing processes or design.

  • Participating in reviews of complaint and manufacturing data to ensure the business is aware of product quality issues.

  • Obtaining product knowledge of all products the lab is responsible for evaluating.

  • Maintaining lab equipment to ensure calibrations and preventative maintenance are performed in a timely manner.

  • Providing feedback to management for process improvement.

  • Complying with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments.

  • Maintaining positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.

Qualification Requirements:

  • 2-year technical or Associate degree in Electrical Technology (preferred) or 1-2 years electrical/electronic experience

  • Risk management experience

  • Computer knowledge is essential (especially Microsoft Office Suite)

  • Demonstrated ability to understand and comply with applicable industry regulations and follows company operating procedures, policies, and rules is essential

  • Ability to use test equipment such as oscilloscopes, volt meters, & macroscopes

  • Strong multitasking skills

  • Solid communication and interpersonal skills

  • A solid troubleshooting and root cause analysis skill set in electronics

  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs. on occasion

  • Familiarity with computer operating systems

  • Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail


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

  • A fast-paced work environment where your safety is our priority

  • Production areas that are clean, well-lit and temperature-controlled

  • 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