Abbott Sr Packaging 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.

To provide engineering support for new and existing equipment and processes used in AM manufacturing operations. To develop and implement equipment upgrades and modifications to reduce product costs and improve product quality. To participate in and lead project teams requiring engineered solutions for new equipment, products, or processes. To implement, document, and maintain controlled, repeatable production processes.

Major Responsibilities:

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

Manage capital projects to select, design, procure, install and qualify new manufacturing equipment. Work with equipment suppliers to establish project requirements, deliverables, and budgets and implement according to agreed timelines. Coordinate the creation and execution of qualification and validation protocols to verify equipment capabilities.

Investigate and resolve equipment operating, reliability, and yield issues and implement corrections or modifications to ensure systems operate within qualified parameters.

Create and execute Quality System records to ensure equipment performance history is properly documented.

Maintain relationships with contractors and equipment suppliers and service staffs.

Direct the activities of these third party resources to ensure equipment operates as intended. Routinely has direct contact with outside consultants, technical staff from key suppliers and engineering staff in other divisions.

Create or modify documentation requiring engineering technical knowledge. Includes operating procedures to be used by manufacturing personnel, qualification and validation protocols and executions, equipment maintenance procedures, and material specifications.

May perform other duties as assigned.

Accountability / Scope:

Position operates with limited supervision. Successful execution of the responsibilities associated with this position results improving yields and cost metrics, and conformance with site, corporate and regulatory requirements. Failure in position may impact overall division operations and compromise product quality and/or supply chain delivery.


B.S. in any Engineering discipline or equivalent experience.


  • 4-6 years experience, preferably in a mid-volume manufacturing environment, to include some or all of the following:

  • Medical device manufacturing experience preferred.

  • Progressive experience with equipment specification and procurement with emphasis on aseptic solution manufacturing, small volume liquid filling, and label printing and application.

  • Familiarity with qualification and regulatory requirements in the medical device industry, including IQ/OQ/PQ, URS, GAMP 5, etc.

  • Hands on working knowledge of automation control software and PLC programming and troubleshooting.

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