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Associate Director, Robotics & Vision Systems

North Chicago, IL
Start date
Jun 16, 2024

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Company Description

AbbVie's mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines and solutions 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, and eye care and products and services in our Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

Job Description


As a Robotics and Vision Systems expert, you will work in a high-tech environment, responsible for project management and all deliverables for either Industrial Vision Cameras or Robots/Cobots. Engaged in future robotic or vision designs, robotic programming for mfg./pkg robots, vision-guided robots, and high-speed robotic applications. A robotics and vision systems job involves designing, developing, and maintaining robotic systems with integrated vision technologies. Responsibilities may include designing and implementing robotic systems and integrating vision technologies for tasks like object recognition and navigation. You might develop algorithms for computer vision, calibrate sensors, and troubleshoot hardware/software issues. Collaboration with cross-functional teams to enhance overall system performance is crucial, and staying updated on emerging technologies in robotics and vision systems is often part of the job.


Work collaboratively with a team to design, build, test and troubleshoot robotics systems.

Create an infrastructure to manage and analyze the data generated by a growing number of robots and vision systems.

Design and develop robotic systems integrated with vision technologies. Program and optimize robotic movements to achieve precision and efficiency.

Create and implement algorithms for computer vision applications, such as object recognition and tracking.

Ensure seamless communication between hardware and software components of robotic and vision systems.

Troubleshoot and resolve issues related to robotics and vision system functionality.

Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate robotic solutions into existing processes.

Stay updated on emerging technologies in robotics, computer vision, and related fields.

Conduct system testing and validation to ensure performance meets specified requirements.

Optimize and improve existing robotics and vision systems for enhanced functionality.

Provide technical expertise and support for the deployment and maintenance of robotic systems.

Review manufacturing system requirements and design robust robotic/vision hardware and software applications

Execute AbbVie GPS Robot/Vision standards for manufacturing equipment.

Interface with other departments and regional automation execution teams to gather feedback and document manufacturing requirements with robotic/vision applications. Interface with Process, Controls teams, equipment suppliers, and manufacturing integration suppliers.

Specify software/equipment selection guidance, functional requirements, and integration methods. Examples: Robot Models, Vision guided robots, Pick and Place robots, or Vision Products. Ensure software/hardware application designs comply with AbbVie Standards.

Supervise detailed designs by contractors when necessary.

Forecast, track, and manage vision or robots per project.

Provide on-site and remote technical support for plant software issues, new equipment startup, troubleshooting, reprogramming, diagnostic equipment usage, and interfacing with skilled trades personnel.

Provide plant technical support with the development, planning, and strategies for maintaining and replacing obsolete equipment.


Bachelors in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent experience. Should have a masters in robotics or similar. A background in robotics is preferred. A background in computer vision and machine/deep learning will also be extremely beneficial. In addition, 5-10 years of experience is a must.

Experience with teaching / set up of robots and Vision Hardware Set Up, Lighting Techniques, Camera Hardware Selection

Experience with the design, build, and start-up of manufacturing systems and experience with design, set up, and debugging of automation systems.

Ability to manage multiple complex projects and assignments with a high level of autonomy.

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. Exercises judgment and advises management as to the appropriate actions.

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.

Demonstrated and been recognized for excellence in breadth and depth of knowledge in robotics and vision systems.

** Position can be located anywhere near an ME&C site in the US, including Barceloneta, PR, Waco, TX, or Worcester, MA

Additional Information

Applicable only to applicants applying to a position in any location with pay disclosure requirements under state or local law:

  • The compensation range described below is the range of possible base pay compensation that the Company believes in good faith it will pay for this role at the time of this posting based on the job grade for this position. Individual compensation paid within this range will depend on many factors including geographic location, and we may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future.
  • We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off (vacation, holidays, sick), medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.
  • This job is eligible to participate in our short-term incentive programs.
  • This job is eligible to participate in our long-term incentive programs.

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, incentive, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole and absolute discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Companys sole and absolute discretion, consistent with applicable law.

AbbVie is committed to operating with integrity, driving innovation, transforming lives, serving our community and embracing diversity and inclusion. It is AbbVies 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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