Principal Device Development Engineer (Mechanical)

Lake County, Illinois
May 09, 2022
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

We are looking for an experienced Principal Mechanical Development Engineer to join our Device Development team to contribute to the development and launch of exciting new drug / device combination products.

Within Device Development, the Product Engineering group is responsible for developing products informed by user needs and product requirements, completing feasibility assessments involving prototyping and lab testing, and ultimately supporting design and verification activities that result in robust devices. These devices enable the delivery of AbbVie’s innovative medicines targeted at difficult-to-cure diseases with the goal of making a remarkable impact on people’s lives.

As a Principal Mechanical Product Development Engineer you would be part of a multi-disciplinary team of professionals working at the intersection of engineering and biopharmaceuticals. The problems you would help to solve relate not only to the function of innovative electromechanical devices, but also the way in which they interact with drug products and the human body. If you are a self-motivated person who thrives on solving complex problems and are excited by the idea of taking on the toughest health challenges, this opportunity might be for you.



  • Feasibility assessment, including prototyping, analysis and lab testing
  • Definition and execution of engineering confidence test plans and design margin assessment
  • Design Outputs planning and ownership of Design Output Reviews
  • Support of delivery system reliability
  • Design Verification support (test method development, issue resolution)
  • Root cause analysis and corrective action
  • First principles analysis and modeling of key performance attributes
  • Collaborating with external global manufacturing and development partners
  • Some travel required