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Engineering Technician (2nd Shift)

Lake County, Illinois
Start date
Sep 2, 2023

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Engineering, Regulatory
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
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Job Details

Shift Hours for 2nd Shift: 2:30pm-11pm M-F with occasional opportunities for overtime. Additional shift differential pay is offered for 2nd shift.

Benefits: Benefits start Day 1. AbbVie offers a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, (vacation, holidays, sick), medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.


The Engineering Controls Technician will perform technical and troubleshooting work to support AbbVie's premier packaging plant for Bottles, Blisters, and Syringe/Vial drug products. After 90 days of training and job shadowing, the Engineering Controls Technician will work in an independent manner under the guidance of a supervisor or technical lead within the engineering department. Examples of supporting assignments include: control system and recipe maintenance, equipment or process design and development, and validation of equipment, materials, and processes in a utility and pharmaceutical clean room, climate-controlled environment.


  • Complies with applicable policies and procedures, regulatory and safety requirements.
  • Provides technical service, daily monitoring, and troubleshooting of assigned control systems including vision systems, PLCs, HMIs, servos, and robots. Expected to recommend improvements in design, installation, start-up or execution of a project or task as well as the maintenance of a program.
  • Maintains documentation, monitoring logs, Best Operating Practices (BOPs), training manuals, etc. for regulatory compliance. Assists in the implementation of long-term projects to maintain efficiency.
  • Assists operations in the process of troubleshooting to determine potential impacts on production and facility systems.
  • Exchanges information with project team members, designers, management, and other engineering or production personnel. Delivers recommendations and suggestions to project team members and management within the department.
  • Provides limited technical assistance and information to production, engineering groups and outside consultants, contractors, and various departments within the Company.
  • Participates and/or assists engineers in the design of process equipment or systems for optimal performance. Assists in the start-up of new and troubleshoots existing facilities/equipment to ensure optimal operation and performance.
  • Identifies issues and implements troubleshooting techniques necessary to avoid production downtime. Closely monitors systems as assigned for potential issues and/or improvements.
  • Responds to requests, evaluates problems, determines causes and communicates and implements solutions in the most efficient manner

  • Qualifications:

    • High School/GED is required. Technical school completion/certification preferred.
    • At least 5 years prior technical experience in area(s) of specialty with basic knowledge of systems described.
    • Knowledge of basic regulatory requirements.

    AbbVie is committed to operating with integrity, driving innovation, transforming lives, serving our community, and embracing diversity and inclusion. 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 protected veteran, or any other legally protected group status.


    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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    1 North Waukegan Road
    North Chicago

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