ABBOTT LABORATORIES Operations Quality Specialist Salary in the United States

How much does a Operations Quality Specialist make at companies like ABBOTT LABORATORIES in the United States? The average salary for Operations Quality Specialist at companies like ABBOTT LABORATORIES in the United States is $59,504 as of June 27, 2024, but the range typically falls between $50,562 and $68,446. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities


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What does a Operations Quality Specialist do at companies like ABBOTT LABORATORIES?

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 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.


70% of all medical decisions are based off diagnostic test results.  The medical diagnostic devices we support are those used in hospital and central testing labs to test patients for critical diseases, decide on urgent emergency room conditions, and screen for routine cholesterol, infections, etc.  We take pride in knowing we play a key role in the health care of people around the world. 

This position is the one that is responsible for the final release for our medical device.  If it is not right, we will not ship it.  Everyone shares this same goal from Quality to Operations.  The person in this role will also help guide and direct manufacturing technicians on the best quality principles to ensure a consistently great product.  If failures or rejections occur during manufacturing, we also support the resolution of those non-conformances and final disposition of the parts.

If you want to have direct impact on the manufacturing and release of a critical medical device, then this is a great opportunity for you.  It may even be a device that you or a love one may rely on for key medical decisions.  We know our own lives may be impacted by tests run on the equipment we manufacture and that makes the job much more meaningful and impactful.

This first shift position will be responsible for quality support for manufacturing of FDA medical devices. First shift is typically 6:30AM to 3:30pm CST, and there is a possibility that this may transition into a 9/80 schedule.

Primary Job Scope:

  • Reviews documentation associated with a given product and performs DHR record review and approval.
  • Reviews and approves manufacturing and QC related documents for a given product.
  • Initiates, Reviews and approves non-conformances generated for non-conforming material from manufacturing.
  • Participates in Material Review Board (MRB) meetings to lead/facilitate resolutions for non-conforming parts, scrap, return, rework, etc.
  • Implementation and ensures adherence of appropriate Health Authority regulations and quality standards
  • Guide and direct others on key quality principles to ensure we produce the best product we can.
  • Budgets own time to carry out assigned duties that support business goals.
  • Maintains awareness of industry regulatory standards.
  • Ensures compliance to site level policies and procedures by promptly reporting non-compliance issues to the department manager.
  • Works effectively within the team.

Main Job Responsibilities:

  • Product quality oversight
  • Final product release
  • Manufacturing non-conformance resolution
  • Processing failed parts
  • Tracking and trending to help improve processes and build quality into the product


  • Apprenticeship or Bachelor’s degree in Life Science, Engineering, or closely related discipline is required OR relevant combination of education or experience.  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) skills
  • FDA regulated manufacturing experience
  • Quality release of a medical device
  • Non-conformance management and resolution
  • Strong Excel skills to help with data mining looking for opportunities of operational excellence

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