Sr. Reliability Engineer

Abbott  •  Altavista, VA

5 - 7 years experience  •  Biotech/Pharma

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/14/17
Altavista, VA
5 - 7 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/14/17

Main Responsibilities

Collect and examine basic reliability and investigation data from engineering studies or database, and correlate the data for analysis using established engineering techniques, principles, and/or procedures.

Perform engineering analysis on failure modes.

Initiate elemental engineering studies into equipment/process failures and present details of the analysis to more experienced engineers for approval/feedback for gaining in-depth experience and improving judgment for advancing to higher level jobs.

Work with a cross functional team to develop Corrective and/or Preventive Actions resulting from investigations.

Engage in effective written and verbal communications within the area and cross functionally.

Support a work environment that ensures team effectiveness.


Lack of focused attention to job duties as well as failure to comply with all internal and external requirements may lead to non-conformances.

This may lead to regulatory/field action and/or delays in product availability to customers.

Comments (Optional):

Must be able to work independently and to work with a team towards team goals.

Must be able to investigate an issue to probable or root cause.

Attention to detail is critical.

Good written and oral communication skills are required to ensure effective and succinct report generation, and effective communication with staff at all levels of the organization.

To be an effective member of a multifunctional team.

To ensure that all communications, interpersonal interactions and business behaviors are consistent with the Abbott Code of Conduct.


Four-yeardegree or equivalent experience in a technical (e.g. electrical/mechanical/software) or scientific (e.g. statistics/math) discipline.  Equivalent experiences is defined as five years in a role responsible for product engineering, ideally in a medical device industry.

  Mechanically adept, technically literate, computer literate. Knowledge of FDA Quality System Regulations (QSR) and/or ISO13485 desired, as work product is governed by these regulations and standards; however, this knowledge can be learned on the job.

Computer proficiency, preferably with knowledge of software packages such as Word, Excel, and Access, to analyze data and produce reports desired. Tool proficiency, including multimeters, environmental chambers, calipers, electronic microscopes, etc.


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