1+ months

Equipment and Process Engineer

Green Oaks, IL 60048

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.

Major Responsibilities:

Project Management

  • Plans and conducts small- to medium-size assigned projects within engineering specialty requiring conventional types of plans, investigations, and/or equipment.
  • Coordinates and monitors activities/projects. Reviews plans and monitors status of implementation for those assigned to project; makes judgments regarding quality of implementation within discipline; employs contingency plans to recover from schedule slippage and financial overruns when appropriate, e.g. tracks actual expenditures compared to projected cash flow for own project.
  • Facilitates the definition of a project scope with clients.
  • Estimates and coordinates resources needed (materials, budget, time and people) to accomplish assigned individual tasks, e.g. coordinates work with technicians and associate engineers; prepares contingency plans and budget for assignments.
  • Participates in economic analysis and feasibility studies related to project alternatives. Jointly responsible for achieving the project's financial targets in support of business objectives.

    Technical / Design

    • Anticipates future directions. Benchmarks internally and externally. Recognizes changes in the environment and present resources as indicators of future problems and opportunities; prepares for such eventualities, e.g. initiates plan to acquire new engineering skills required by changes in technology.
    • Independently executes the design of products/processes/equipment /systems/facilities by applying standard engineering theories, concepts, and techniques within the discipline.
    • Independently investigates, conducts tests or experiments, gathers data, and performs preliminary analysis. Reports findings. Prepares and communicates recommendations and respective action plans.

      Problem Solving / Innovation

      • Creates/modifies designs for intermediate problems. Designs/ modifies more complex components/processes; writes detailed design specifications, e.g. creates a new production flow diagram; modifies an existing design to improve a construction process.
      • Predicts patterns/trends. Grasps complexities and sees relationships among data; determines consequences and alternatives; makes recommendations, e.g. develops a process improvement for manufacturing; analyzes problems from multiple perspectives.
      • Improves methods/designs/processes. Recognizes and implements good ideas/innovations/cost reductions; consistently generates/adopts original solutions to problems and reduces them to practices, e.g. implements better methods to reduce component cost; creatively applies others’ design ideas.

        Organizational Interface

        • Mentors others by sharing technical expertise and providing feedback and guidance.
        • Interfaces primarily with internal company contacts. Communicates infrequently with inter-organizational and outside customer contacts on routine matters.
        • Prepares written communication. Conveys information effectively through formal and informal documents with team members, designers, technicians, and other technical personnel, both internal and external to Abbott, using appropriate communication protocols, e.g. develops proposals, conducts reviews; provides audience targeted content; prepares project summaries and design documentation. Obtains approval to proceed with proposed action plans.
        • Establishes networks. Follows through on project goals; contributes willingly and incorporates the ideas of others; shares resources, knowledge, and accountability to benefit the objectives of the business, e.g. participates in team meetings; serves as a functional expert in design reviews.
        • Builds relationships. Initiates and cultivates open, honest relationships with colleagues, customers, contractors, and vendors by establishing rapport, developing an understanding of others’ needs, promoting common goals, and following through on commitments, e.g. offers assistance; interacts effectively with stakeholders at appropriate levels of the organization.
        • Resolves underlying problems. Identifies full range of customer/client needs and proposes solutions to address them; makes alterations in products or services to better meet (recognized or unrecognized) customer need, e.g. partners with an outside vendor to provide a better deliverable.


          • Complies with all regulations and standards for quality, Environmental, Health, Safety, and Energy (EHS&E) Global Policies, Abbott Engineering Standards, and other governance areas as applicable.
          • Ensures quality and effectiveness of assigned tasks.
          • Has awareness of the potential consequences (defects and failure modes) of design changes to established processes.
          • Identifies areas of risk with respect to compliance.


            • Has demonstrated competency within a discipline.
            • Possesses a working technical knowledge and application of concepts, practices, and procedures. Works on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of identifiable factors. Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.
            • Interacts well with diverse groups within engineering and maintains strong working relationships with internal and external collaborators.
            • Listens to and understands others’ points of view and articulates tactfully and respectfully one’s own perspective orally, in writing, and in presentations.
            • Works well with other engineers in a collaborative, fast-paced goal-driven environment.
            • Possesses interpersonal skills to negotiate and reconcile differences.
            • Has a technical background in health care, nutritional products, laboratory diagnostics, medical devices, pharmaceutical, or similar industries (preferred).


              • Works under general supervision who reviews results for overall accuracy, completeness, and soundness of technical judgment.
              • Identifies and quantifies technical risks and their consequences relative to the success of part of a project; recommends appropriate action, e.g. reports calculations and recommendations in terms concrete enough for management to make an informed decision.
              • Decisions or recommendations would typically achieve department/project objectives.
              • Drives functional performance that ensures the highest standards in quality, customer service, and regulatory compliance are met.

                Job Family: Manufacturing
                Division: ADD Diagnostics
                Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
                Medical Surveillance: No
                Significant Work Activities: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)


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