Senior, R&D Clinical Manufacturing Engineer

Lake County, Illinois
Jul 28, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people’s lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women’s health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.



  Senior Engineer Clinical Packaging


An engineering professional who, working with little or no supervision, applies scientific knowledge, engineering knowledge, mathematics, and ingenuity to complete assignments related to a specific technical field or discipline.  A Senior Engineer has general knowledge of other related disciplines beyond their own area of expertise. 


•Responsibilities of this engineering grade level inherently include and expand upon the responsibilities established for lower engineering grade levels.
•Responsible for compliance with applicable policies and procedures.
•Independently plans and conducts small- to medium-size assigned projects within engineering specialty requiring conventional types of plans, investigations, and/or equipment.  Manages multiple, often concurrent, projects and meets deadlines.  Responsible for achieving the project's financial targets in support of business objectives.  Maintains project controls and reporting for cost, scope and schedule; develops execution strategy including procurement. Balances multiple demands.
•Produces unique and cost-effective results.  Establishes alternate use possibilities and incorporates flexibility; balances system costs with benefits provided; oversees design work of internal and external consultants, Creates/modified designs for intermediate problems.  Integrates financial with technical data.  Analyzes complex interdisciplinary problems and identifies their impact; establishes probabilities; draws conclusions reflecting broad business needs.
•Represents engineering on corporate task forces.  Identifies full range of customer/client needs and proposes solutions to address them; makes alterations in products or services to better meet (recognized or unrecognized) customer need.  Monitors the improvement of other engineer and may participate in the evaluation of assigned staff/project team members and in the identification of development needs. May supervise other engineers or technicians.



•Bachelors Degree in Engineering, science, or closely related discipline is desired, or equivalent technical experience plus demonstrated competence, with a desired 5+ years of significant engineering and/or operational experience.  A post-graduate education/degree is desired, and may contribute towards the desired years of experience.
•Has demonstrated competency within a discipline.
•Possesses a strong technical knowledge and application of concepts, practices, and procedures.  Works on problems of complex scope where analysis of situations or data involves multiple competing factors.  Demonstrates judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.
•Interacts well with diverse groups within engineering and maintains strong working relationships with internal and external collaborators.
•Listens to and understands others' points of view and articulates tactfully and respectfully one's own perspective orally, in writing, and in presentations.
•Works well with other engineers in a collaborative, fast-paced goal-driven environment.
•Possesses interpersonal skills to negotiate and reconcile differences.
•Has a technical background in health care, medical devices, pharmaceutical, biologics, or similar industries (preferred).
•Has demonstrated competency with financial systems and in fiscal control.

Key Stakeholders:

  • Clinical Packaging Operations
  • Clinical Warehouse Operations
  • Clinical Labeling Operations
  • Clinical Supply Program Managers

Key Leadership Competencies:

  • Builds strong relationships with peers and cross functionally with partners outside of the immediate team to enable higher performance
  • Learns fast, grasps the “essence” and can change course quickly where indicated
  • Raises the bar and is never satisfied with the status quo
  • Creates a learning environment, open to suggestions and experiments to drive the science in the field of interest
  • Embraces the ideas of others, nurtures innovation and manages innovation to reality

Significant Work Activities
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Yes, 5 % of the Time
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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.