Abbott Controls Engineer in Buffalo Grove, Illinois

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

Responsible for providing subject matter expect software support for wider ranging manufacturing processes into Third Party Manufacturing facility. Participates in design, planning and support of the introduction of high speed automation lines into Third party manufacturing facility. The position provides technical leadership in areas of PLC communications, vision and RFID communications while driving activities at the supplier(s) to ensure automation & software support is available to scale up to increased volumes are achieved within ADC requirements.


Independently plan and conduct small to medium-size assigned projects requiring conventional types of plans, investigations and/or equipment. manages multiple often concurrent projects.

Independently design and lead complex engineering studies and experiments often with multiple variables.

Analyze complex problems and identify their impact. establish probabilities. draw conclusions reflecting broad business needs. set complex design and process requirements.

Responsible for completing documentation in a timely manner and in accordance with business standards.

Lead and/or participate on cross-functional teams to support organizational goals.

Other tasks and duties as assigned.

Understand and comply with applicable EHS policies, procedures, rules and regulations.


Bachelor's degree (preferably in Engineering, science or a closely related discipline is desired) or equivalent technical experience and demonstrated competence; additional post-graduate education may contribute toward the desired years of experience; typically requires 5+ years of significant engineering and / or operational experience to develop the competence to meet the skills and responsibilities of the position; Engineers trained in one branch of the Engineering field may work in related branches of engineering provided demonstrated transferable skills.

Preferred Technical Skills:

Expert knowledge on PLC programming with Allen Bradley controls systems

Expert knowledge of Cognex vision systems

Working knowledge of RFID communications

Experience in generation / execution of software test plans

Experience in FAT, SAT, commissioning & validation of high speed automation equipment.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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