Abbott Principal Process Engineer 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.

Abbott Molecular has an opening for Principal Process Engineer. This individual on a consistently on an ongoing basis, develops and applies advanced theories, methods,

and research techniques to the investigation and solution of complex technical problems.

Leads and participates in projects involving the design, fabrication, validation, and

manufacture of complex instrument subassemblies, systems or processes.

Major Responsibilities:

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

Leads or enables project completion. Analyzes, evaluates and plans methods of

approach to, and organizes a means to achieve, the solution of complex technical

problems. Recommend methods or corrections in technical reviews to insure project

completion. Applies the results of reviews of literature, patents, and current practices

relevant to the business; uses results to determine strategic technical direction.

Conducts investigations of considerable complexity pertaining to the development of

new designs, methods, materials, or processes, or the support of on-market products.

Interfaces with product team members, PCB designers, test design engineers, R&D,

marketing, regulatory (internal), site engineering, Instrument Development managers,

and operations and business unit managers. Communicates with outside decision

makers in a manner appropriate to the goals of the communication. May provide

technical consultation to technical staff concerning problems within a specific area of

engineering or for a specific project

May perform other duties as assigned.


Bachelors degree in an engineering or closely related discipline. A degree is required to ensure the candidate possesses sufficient fundamental engineering and technical knowledge to effectively execute assigned responsibilities.


Six to ten years work progressive development experience.

The following experience is required:

Process FMEA's, Process development/characterization, Process Validation, Process Control

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