Operations: Engineer

North Chicago, IL, US
Aug 09, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
AbbVie employees work every day to discover and address many of the world's most pressing health challenges. Our work helps people live better lives. When you have patients depending on your solutions, you look for the best people to be part of the team. We are always looking for talented people to join our team and, when we find them, we make it our business to treat them well. At AbbVie, we are seeking Engineers for our Operations team including: principal, control and automation engineers, quality, and packaging engineers.

Our experienced engineers apply advanced scientific knowledge, engineering knowledge, mathematics, and ingenuity to complete complex assignments related to one or more technical fields or disciplines. We have exciting and dynamic opportunities for you to contribute to the development of new principles and concepts and to be challenged, grow and lead change from an engineering perspective.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Ensures quality and effectiveness of key results of major projects within function through sound design, early risk assessments, and implementation of fallback strategies. Has full awareness of the potential consequences (defects and failure modes) of design changes to established processes. Mitigates risk within functions through sound design, early risk assessments and implementation of fallback strategies.
  • Identifies, plans, and conducts medium- to large-size projects within engineering specialty requiring custom, risk-managed execution plans, investigations, and/or equipment. Manages multiple, often concurrent, projects and meets deadlines.
  • Maintains project controls and reporting for cost, scope and schedule; develops execution strategy including procurement; balances multiple demands within and understands the business needs of the company, and has a thorough knowledge of the customer and clinical needs when developing a project scope. Incorporates business foresight of emerging technological trends.
  • Analyzes business forces (customers, suppliers, competitors, technologies, government regulations) in major markets to identify trends and recommend responses. Independently executes, and/or directs others in the execution of: the design of products/processes/equipment/systems/facilities by applying novel engineering theories, concepts, and techniques within the disciplines. experiments, often with multiple variables, gathers data, and performs detailed analysis.
  • Designs and leads complex experiments, often with multiple variables, gathers data, and performs detailed analysis. Assesses relevance. Conceptualizes complete solutions. Creates or coordinates the design solutions for novel or complex problems; integrates regulatory and operational needs; assesses cost benefit. Explores multiple alternatives. Structures studies and integrate cross-disciplinary and cross-functional issues to arrive at optimal cause of action.
  • Applies technology in innovative ways. Combines technologies to anticipate or address customer needs; shares solutions across sites; employs proven solutions to increase effectiveness of engineering methodology or manufacturing process. Mentors others by sharing technical expertise and providing feedback and guidance.

BS in Engineering, Science, Computer Science or equivalent technical experience, with 5+ years of engineering and/or operational experience.

  • Technical background working within a regulated environment (pharmaceutical, healthcare, nutritional products), or similar industries with background in cGMP's (petroleum, gas, chemical)
  • Possesses a strong technical knowledge and application of concepts, practices and procedures. Works on issues of complex scope where analysis of situations or data involves multiple competing factors.
  • Demonstrated contribution to product or process development or improvement through creative application of technical effort.