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CAPA Specialist, Microbiology Lab (Off-Shift) - Sturgis, MI Plant

South Bend, Indiana
Job Type
2 Sep 2022

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 113,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

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.

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  • Vacation - 3 weeks of accrued vacation (1st yr is prorated) + vacation buy program + 3 floating holidays + 10 paid holidays
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  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match of 5%
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The CAPA Specialist progresses investigations through the CAPA system. Works closely with other functional areas with the use of investigational tools to determine the root cause of any nonconformity, ensures that CAPA plans address root causes, and ensures that corrective actions and preventative actions are implemented to facilitate the rapid, compliant, introduction of new/improved products, processes, and systems. Works to ensure that actions are on time, thorough, complete, meet the needs of the business and customers and that required standards and/or procedural requirements are met. Be an effective member of a multifunctional team, ensuring that all communications, interpersonal interactions and business behaviors are consistent with the Abbott Code of Conduct.


  • Evaluates and progresses the timely completion of CAPA system activities, including effectiveness checks, raised for non-conformances, potential non-conformances, and/or deviations, as output from ADC's Quality System.
  • Facilitates the investigation process to ensure that root/potential causes are appropriate and implement effective actions to reduce the occurrence/recurrence of the nonconformance.
  • Maintains the effectiveness of the CAPA system records to ensure audit-readiness for internal and external quality system audits within the area.
  • Ensures all CAPA-related documentation is managed in a complete, clear, concise, and controlled manner.
  • Supports a work environment that ensures team effectiveness by demonstrating full cross functional team support that complies with Corporate and regulatory requirements.
  • Supports other organizations in the management of their CAPA actions and provide additional confidence that investigations are initiated and completed in a complete, concise, and timely manner; and that viable corrective actions are identified and implemented to address any non-conformances.


Education & Experience

  • Associate's Degree or high school diploma with equivalent with 2 years CAPA work experience in manufacturing plant environment.
  • Minimum 2 years' experience in regulated, manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge of FDA Quality System Regulations is preferred.
  • Able to apply strategic and quality logic and project management skills to investigation activities ensuring appropriate investigations are conducted.
  • Good project management skills to deliver an effective service in a timely manner.
  • Attention to detail to ensure accuracy of work that forms part of the Quality System documentation.
  • Good written and oral communication skills to ensure effective and succinct report generation, and effective communication with staff at all levels of the organization.
  • Able to work independently.

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  • Job Reference: 702138821-2
  • Date Posted: 2 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Abbott Laboratories
  • Location: South Bend, Indiana
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent