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Senior Device Engineer

Lake County, Illinois
Start date
Mar 1, 2023

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Engineering, Biomedical Engineer
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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We are looking for an experienced Senior Device Engineer to join our Device Engineering team to contribute to the development and launch of exciting new drug / device combination products.

Within Combination Product Development, the Engineering team 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 across a broad range of therapeutic areas and routes of administration; the resulting combination products target difficult-to-treat diseases with the goal of making a remarkable impact on people’s lives.

As a Senior 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

Skills & Qualifications:

*Level and compensation will be commensurate with experience*

  • BS in Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering (MS preferred)
  • 10-12 years of experience including a substantial portion in the medical device and / or pharmaceutical industries
  • Experience developing a range of mechanical, electromechanical, and software-driven medical devices, preferably in the drug delivery space
  • Detailed understanding of principles and practice of Design Controls (CFR 820.30 / ISO 13485) and Risk Management (ISO 14971)
  • Strong communication skills (both written and verbal) including the ability to influence without direct authority
  • Strong device design and analytical skills
  • Experience with a wide range of laboratory testing equipment and methods (force-displacement testing, high speed videography, data logging systems, etc)
  • High level of proficiency with 3D CAD modeling, detailed engineering drawings, and GD&T
  • Knowledge of material properties, material selection and manufacturing processes
  • Proficiency in tolerance analysis and descriptive statistics
  • Ability to create and manage schedules for sub-tasks and work streams for which you are responsible
  • A keen eye for identifying project goals and risks, and proactively developing implementation and mitigation plans  

AbbVie is an equal opportunity employer including disability/vets. It is AbbVie’s policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because 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, status as a disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, Armed Forces service medal veteran or active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran or a person’s relationship or association with a protected veteran, including spouses and other family members, or any other protected group status. We will take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified minorities, women, individuals with a disability, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans or active-duty wartime or campaign badge veterans. The Affirmative Action Plan is available for viewing in the Human Resources office during regular business hours.


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, and YouTube.

Stock Symbol: ABBV

Stock Exchange: NYSE

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