Abbott PRINCIPAL ENGR - Metrology & Calibration in North Chicago, Illinois

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Position Summary

This person will have responsibility for the following:

Maintain primary and/or intrinsic calibration standards.

Develop calibration procedures and methods, according to detailed specifications, blueprints, drawings, and other technical requirements.

Analyze measurement data for identifying abnormalities, trends and/or predicting future values.

Identify and correct measurement errors, as applicable.

Recommend IM&TE for use in measurement applications.

Recommend standards for use in calibration applications.

Apply engineering knowledge to the design and development of calibration methods, fixtures, and IM&TE not commercially available.

Develop, document, and maintain calibration systems and procedures, based on principles of measurement science, technical analysis of measurement problems and accuracy and precision requirements.

Perform uncertainty evaluation and analysis for measurement standards and associated measurement processes.

Conduct technical audits of the calibration laboratory to verify traceability of standards and compliance with published standards and guidelines.

Develop, implement, and maintain the calibration laboratory’s quality systems per published standards and guidelines.

Provide technical advice to other departments of the organization.


BS/MS in Engineering discipline Solid understanding of cGMP, FDA, and ISO standards, guidelines, and regulatory requirements 10 years’ experience. Strong process and equipment development experience desired. Thorough understanding of calibration, operation, and process qualifications

Self-motivated individual with experience working in a team format. Ability to read, write, and understand English Proven ability to manage multiple projects at once.




GES Global Engineering Services


United States > North Chicago : M04/A/B/C Floor-1





Yes, 10 % of the Time




Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Continuous standing for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Keyboard use (greater or equal to 50% of the workday)

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