QC Chemist

in Temecula, CA

QC Chemist Job

Job Description Job Attributes+

  • Job ID


  • Req #


  • Job Location

    Temecula, CA, US

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  • Job Type

    Full time

  • Travel

    Yes, 10 % of the Time

  • Schedule

    40 hours per week

Working at Abbott

At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and family, be your true self and live a full life. You’ll also have access to:

  • Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of .
  • Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO
  • An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer contribution
  • Tuition reimbursement, the Freedom 2 Save student debt program and FreeU education benefit - an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor’s degree.
  • A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.
  • A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

Our location in Temecula, CA currently has an opportunity for a QC Chemist.


The Opportunity

This position works out of our Temecula, CA location in the Abbott Vascular Division.  Our medical devices help more than 10,000 people have healthier hearts, improve quality of life for thousands of people living with chronic pain and movement disorders, and liberate more than 500,000 people with diabetes from routine fingersticks.  Abbott Vascular provides innovative, minimally invasive, and cost-effective products for treatment of vascular disease.


Support raw material, in-process material, and finished product lot release, stability studies, engineering evaluations, and any relevant investigation by performing required analytical testing under the GMP environment.


• Performs routine analysis using approved test methods in a timely manner.

• Prioritizes assigned workload to meet the customer’s needs.

• Maintains current status on all training requirements and supports training activities for other laboratory personnel.

• Understands and follows GMP requirements with respect to laboratory operation, testing, results generation, and documentation.

• Carries out change requests/change controls as needed and be able to provide necessary explanations or justifications to the change.

• Recognizes OOS, OOT, and exception events.

• Initiates and conducts investigation under the supervision of senior laboratory staff.

• Carries out method development, validation, verification, and transfer by following established protocols whenever required.

• Prepares technical protocols and reports as needed under general supervision.

• Maintains a safe working environment in accordance with established procedures and requirements.

• Cultivates a wide range of internal networks and begins to develop an extensive external network of resources to facilitate completion of tasks.

• May lead a project team of moderate scope.

• Provides guidance to less experienced staff.

• Acts as a mentor to lower level individual contributors.

• Influence exerted at peer level and occasionally at first levels of management.

• Plans, organizes, and prioritizes own daily work routine to meet established schedule.

• Exercises authority and judgment within defined limits to determine appropriate action.

• Failure to achieve results or erroneous decisions or recommendations may cause delays in program schedules and may result in the allocation of additional resources.

Minimum Experience / Training Required


Bachelors Degree or Masters Degree OR an equivalent combination of education and work experience


  • 2-5+ years of related work experience with a good understanding of specified functional area.
  • Working technical knowledge and application of concepts, practices and procedures.
  • General understanding of business unit/group function.
  • Will perform this job in a quality system environment.
  • Failure to adequately perform tasks can result in noncompliance with governmental regulations.
  • Works on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of identifiable factors.
  • Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.
  • Has a broad knowledge of technical alternatives and an understanding of their impact on the systems environment.

Required experience

  • Basic knowledge of cGMP and quality system environment
  • Experience with wet chemistry, ICP-OES or chromatography (HPLC, GC or GPC)
  • Familiar with LIMS


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
  • 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

Apply Now

* Participants who complete a short wellness assessment qualify for FREE coverage in our HIP PPO medical plan. Free coverage applies in the next calendar year.

Learn more about our health and wellness benefits, which provide the security to help you and your family live full lives:  www.abbottbenefits.com

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that can help you build your future and live your best life.

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.

The base pay for this position is $57,300.00 – $114,700.00. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

Job Skills

  • cgmp
  • gmp
  • lims
  • chromatography
  • wet chemistry
  • oos
  • icp-oes
  • analytical testing skills
  • method development skills
  • technical knowledge
  • understanding gmp requirements

Additional Information

Who We Are


Abbott values the leadership skills developed through military service and we have a broad range of functional areas to put your talents to work. Our organization is making a difference in the lives of the people we serve with a diverse offering of healthcare products. We have a strong veteran employee community to help with your transition from the military to the corporate world.

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