Abbott Engineer LV4 in Des Plaines, 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.

An engineering position is available immediately at Abbott Molecular, a division of Abbott Laboratories. We are looking for a self-motivated engineer to work in the Instrument Product Support team to provide technical support for newly launched Abbott instrument system products for on-market molecular diagnostics applications.

The primary job functions for the role include:

Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system.

  • Completes professional level engineering assignments related to a specific field or discipline. Participates in projects involving the Design, fabrication, validation, and manufacture of complex instrument subassemblies, systems or processes.

  • Analyzes, develops, and recommends design approaches required to meet design and production requirements for new or enhanced instruments.

  • Compiles and evaluates design and test data, prepares technical specifications, and determines appropriate limits and variables for product, process, or materials specifications.

  • Coordinates with technical support personnel to conduct prototype or experimental runs of products or processes.

  • Analyze product requirements and other technical specifications to determine if product is performing to requirements.

  • Applies the results of reviews of literature, patents, and current practices relevant to the solution of current problems.

  • Achieve best practices that meet medical device industry standard, including design control and documentation

  • Provide technical support to other Abbott functional areas, including customer service, product quality assurance, commercial operations, new product R&D, and manufacturing operations.

  • Interface with product team members, PCB designers, manufacturing or design engineer, R&D, marketing, regulatory (internal) and site engineering.

Education/Experience Requirements:

Knowledge of regulations and standards affecting IVDs and Biologics.

Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or closely related discipline with two to four years work experience or sufficient practical experience to demonstrate functional equivalence.

Preferred Qualifications:

1) Hands on experience in the following areas

  • Laboratory experimentation

  • Use of scientific instruments

  • Data analysis

2) Highly self-motivated, creative and adaptable in developing expertise in multiple fields of discipline and performing various and varying roles in the organization

3) Proficiency in technical documentation and oral and written communication skills

4) Capable of effectively interfacing with cross-functional team members in achieving common goals

Plus if:

1) Familiar with regulatory requirements for the medical device industry, particularly the working experience in design control

2) Experience in electrical, mechanical and/or materials engineering applications

3) Experience in molecular biology applications

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email