Quality Engineer III

Waco, Texas
Jul 07, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
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Job Title

Quality Engineer III - Quality Operations

Supv. Title

Assoc Dir, Quality Engineering



Prepared By

Human Resources


Waco, TX

Job Summary

The Quality Engineer III performs as QA specialist in the area of quality assurance oversight of operations, production, process and equipment systems and computer validation at the Waco facility.


Job Details

This position is responsible for the following:

  • Providing Quality Assurance oversight and assessment of operational activities in Production, Compliance, Validations, and Technical Services projects.
  • Serving as the QA representative on Validation and Technical Services projects.  Liaison to process and equipment validations for QA/QC laboratories, BT, Manufacturing, and Engineering.
  • Ensuring process and equipment validations meet current regulatory expectations (cGMP compliance) by providing guidance and executing both internal and external audits of our processes.
  • Reviewing and approving equipment validation documentation (e.g., protocols, deviations, and final reports).
  • Supporting change control activities associated with processes and equipment validations.
  • Managing and coordinating QA support for new and existing process equipment validations implementation.
  • Providing CSV oversight based on the education and training of the individual.
  • Providing support in defining statistical design and analysis for process development, technology transfer, analytical development, process validation and re-qualifications, manufacturing, chemistry and microbiology laboratories, incoming QA, investigations, CAPA’s, compliance, complaints process.
  • Supporting investigations related to process and testing findings.
  • Communicating effectively and promptly at all levels of the organization.
  • Generates appropriate purchasing (CE’s) and documentation for Quality Assurance validations projects and URS and FRS requirements.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Incumbent has full authority to make decisions and/or take action that is required to carry out job duties. Internal requirements include compliance with ethics, environmental health and safety, financial, human resources, cGMP procedures, general business policies, requirements and objectives. The incumbent must be willing to take temporary assignments as required.


Regulated Responsibilities (including cGMP and EHS)

Incumbent is expected to be fully compliant with all criteria established by governmental agencies, Ministry of Health, and legislative requirements including, but not limited to: the FDA, European Community (EC), ISO 13485 - Medical Devices, European Economic Community Medical Device Directive (MDD), Canadian Medical Device Regulations (CMDR), OSHA, Sarbanes-Oxley, EPA, DOT, EEOC, and ADA.


Incumbent will work to ensure that the company is in compliance with all environmental, health and safety requirements and assure our business practices enhance the welfare of our customers, employees and the community in which we operate.


Minimum requirements for this position are:


Minimum of a B.S. in Engineering, analytical, or sciences degree from an accredited institution.  Graduate Degree is preferred.

Experience: Technical

Minimum of three (3) years of experience with a minimum of one (1) year working in relevant areas such as process validations or technology transfer.  A Master’s Degree may substitute for one-year experience.

Experience: Regulatory

Experience in a pharmaceutical GMP regulated environment preferred.

Experience: Aseptic

Experience in an aseptic manufacturing environment preferred.


Essential Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Demonstrated ability to apply analytical methods
  • Demonstrated ability to work with all levels of Management
  • Demonstrated business acumen
  • Detail-oriented and self-motivated

Significant Work Activities
Continuous standing for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
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Equal Employment Opportunity
At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.