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AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines and solutions that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people’s lives across several key therapeutic areas immunology, oncology, neuroscience, and eye care and products and services in our Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

Job Description

Are you a skilled Automation Engineer with a passion for innovation? We are searching for a dynamic Sr. Automation Engineer to join our team and spearhead the development of automation technologies and Manufacturing control systems. In this role, you will have the opportunity to drive improvements in site productivity, enhance quality, and ensure the utmost safety performance.

As the technical lead and Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Manufacturing control systems, you will be at the forefront of cutting-edge advancements in automation. If you are eager to make a significant impact and thrive in a challenging environment, we invite you to apply for this exciting position. Join us and be part of our journey towards operational excellence and growth.


• Identify opportunities for automation improvements to Manufacturing productivity, quality, and EHS (environmental, health, and safety), including technology options, vendor identification, and project business cases.

• Technical lead for automation equipment and control system design, including development of system and user requirements, laboratory testing, vendor management and qualification, and integration activities.

• Creation of technical documentation for new automation equipment and control systems, including component and equipment specifications and validation and operational documentation.

• Subject Matter Expert (SME) for automation technologies related to the development of new products and Manufacturing processes to ensure Design for Manufacturability (DFM).

• Lifecycle management of new or existing on-site control systems.

• Provide technical support to all Manufacturing control system related issues, including troubleshooting and optimization.


• Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or related field is required.

• Minimum 5 years experience developing and maintaining automation software and equipment and PLC systems in a manufacturing environment.

• Experience with new technology development for new product introductions.

• Excellent problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and ability to work independently or as part of a team.

• Strong communication skills to collaborate with cross-functional teams and stakeholders.

• A passion for automation testing and staying up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies in the field

• Direct experience with system development and validation, including development of system specifications (DS, FS, URS) and risk-based validation strategies, and validation protocol development and execution.

• Demonstrated knowledge of 21 CFR Part 11 requirements for automated systems in the pharmaceutical or medical device industries.

• AI and machine learning experience.

• Demonstrated problem solving skills and innovative thinking to develop and implement untested solutions.

• Ability to provide technical program leadership, including external vendor management.

• Ability to lead cross-functional team including internal and external resources.

Additional Information

Applicable only to applicants applying to a position in any location with pay disclosure requirements under state or local law:

• The compensation range described below is the range of possible base pay compensation that the Company believes in good faith it will pay for this role at the time of this posting based on the job grade for this position. Individual compensation paid within this range will depend on many factors including geographic location, and we may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future.

• We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off (vacation, holidays, sick), medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.
• This job is eligible to participate in our short-term incentive programs.

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, incentive, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company’s sole and absolute discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Companys sole and absolute discretion, consistent with applicable law.

AbbVie is committed to operating with integrity, driving innovation, transforming lives, serving our community and embracing diversity and inclusion. It is AbbVies policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected group status.

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