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Abbott Senior Manufacturing Engineer (Vision) in Buffalo Grove, Illinois

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 115,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

About Abbott

Abbott is a global healthcare leader, creating breakthrough science to improve people’s health. We’re always looking towards the future, anticipating changes in medical science and technology.

Working at Abbott

At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and family, be your true self and live a full life. You’ll also have access to:

  • Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of.

  • Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO

  • An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer contribution

  • Tuition reimbursement, the Freedom 2 Save (https://www.abbott.com/corpnewsroom/strategy-and-strength/tackling-student-debt-for-our-employees.html) student debt program and FreeU (https://www.abbott.com/corpnewsroom/strategy-and-strength/college-degree-for-free-its-possible-with-freeu.html) education benefit - an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor’s degree.

  • A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.

  • A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

The Opportunity

This position is an onsite opportunity in the Abbott Diabetes Care Division. We are helping people with Diabetes lead healthier, happier lives. As a global leader in diabetes care, Abbott is constantly working to deliver the highest quality products and unwavering support to our customers. Consistent and accurate glucose monitoring is the foundation of any diabetes management plan, so we’re committed to continuous improvement in the way patients and professionals measure, track and analyze glucose levels

As a Senior Manufacturing Engineer (Vision), you will resolve challenging process engineering problems of diverse scope specific to machine vision inspections for medical devices including. Providing SME technical support to vision inspections at ADC & ADC contract manufacturers and suppliers. Responsible for the implementation of Vision related Process, Equipment and Material inspection systems, developing a close understanding of the manufacturing process and interpreting the factors that affect product performance. Conducting engineering investigations into potential quality and/or yield related Vision issues, using emulation and data analysis techniques to define root cause and subsequently deliver robust and effective solutions, ensuring ADC delivers safe and effective products that meet customer needs whilst maintaining compliance and production output requirements. This is an onsite opportunity based in Austin, TX or Buffalo Grove, IL.

What You'll Do

  • Be the first point of contact for all machine vision related issues and projects

  • Responsible for providing Technical SME support for automated vision to Contract Manufacturing Sites in USA/IRE to ensure that issues are resolved in a timely and effective manner.

  • Responsible for authoring technical and change control related documentation and ensuring these are completed in accordance with ADC QA and Regulatory requirements.

  • Investigation of potential quality and/or yield related vision issues, using emulation and data analysis techniques and analyzing outcomes in order to deliver effective solutions.

  • Process Development activities including risk assessments, characterization and optimization of existing vision jobs/algorithms including conducting line trials where required.

  • Standardization of best machine vision practices across multiple sites.

  • Specification and development of automated vision inspection solutions for future automated manufacturing lines/ equipment.

  • Support NPI (New Product Introduction) initiatives.

  • Contribute to ADC GMI plans and initiatives working with TPM(s) to identify cost reduction opportunities.

  • Coordinate and implement process and equipment projects and provide validation support.

  • Review/schedule obsolescence replacements as required.

  • Identification of opportunities for new/alternative technologies, innovations and driving continuous improvement activities.

  • Collaborate with all internal departments and external suppliers where required. The nature of the work will rely on close collaboration with many other internal functions (eg RA/QA/R&D/Operations/Engineering) and with key external TPM stakeholders and suppliers.

  • Travel to sites as required for training and project implementation.

Experience You'll Bring


  • Bachelors Degree (± 16 years) in Engineering/Technical Discipline (Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical or Physics preferred) or an equivalent combination of education and work experience

  • MS degree ideal.

  • Minimum 6 years solid knowledge of general Engineering principals. Good knowledge of design controls and regulations for medical device development, (ISO134851, ISO13485, FDA).

  • Strong technical experience in mechanical or chemical engineering with excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential.

  • Strong understanding of processes and materials used in the development and manufacturing of medical devices, particularly diabetes strips

  • Experience in all of the following:

  • performing complex engineering calculations and relating results to controlled tests, including statistical analysis, tolerance analysis working in a development environment with a disciplined process/product development process.

  • Writing process/product requirements and design specifications.

  • Working on a development team with an emphasis on minimizing time to market.

  • Design for manufacture of low cost, high volume electronic products. development of processes in an FDA regulated environment with full understanding of GxP, ISO and medical device regulations.

  • Working in cross functional team environments is required.

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  • Participants who complete a short wellness assessment qualify for FREE coverage in our HIP PPO medical plan. Free coverage applies in the next calendar year.

Learn more about our health and wellness benefits, which provide the security to help you and your family live full lives: www.abbottbenefits.com (http://www.abbottbenefits.com/pages/candidate.aspx)

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that can help you build your future and live your best life. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

Connect with us at www.abbott.com , on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

Divisional Information

Medical Devices

General Medical Devices:

Our medical devices help more than 10,000 people have healthier hearts, improve quality of life for thousands of people living with chronic pain and movement disorders, and liberate more than 500,000 people with diabetes from routine fingersticks.


As a global leader in Cardiac Rhythm Technologies, we focus on innovative technologies that can improve the way doctors treat people with heart arrhythmias, or irregular heartbeats.


We’re focused on helping people with diabetes manage their health with life-changing products that provide accurate data to drive better-informed decisions. We’re revolutionizing the way people monitor their glucose levels with our new sensing technology.


Abbott Vascular provides innovative, minimally invasive, and cost-effective products for treatment of vascular disease.


Our Neuromodulation business includes implantable devices compatible with mobile technology to help people who suffer from chronic pain and movement disorders. These non-opioid therapies allow us to provide interventional pain therapy to patients throughout the pain continuum.

Structural Heart

Structural Heart Business Mission: why we exist

Our business purpose is to restore health and improve quality of life through the design and provision of device and management solutions for the treatment of structural heart disease.


In Abbott’s Electrophysiology (EP) business, we’re advancing the treatment of heart disease through breakthrough medical technologies in atrial fibrillation, allowing people to restore their health and get on with their lives.


In Abbott’s Heart Failure (HF) business, we’re developing solutions to diagnose, monitor and manage heart failure, allowing people to restore their health and get on with their lives.


We’re empowering smarter medical and economic decision making to help transform the way people manage their health at all stages of life. Every day, more than 10 million tests are run on Abbott’s diagnostics instruments, providing lab results for millions of people.

Abbott Molecular is a leader in molecular diagnostics and the analysis of DNA, RNA, and proteins at the molecular level.

Our Point of Care diagnostic portfolio spans key heath and therapeutic areas, including infections disease, cardiometabolic, informatics and toxicology.

Our diagnostic solutions are used in hospitals, laboratories and clinics around the globe. The crucial information derived from our tests, instruments and informatics systems are often the first step in patient care decision making for hundreds of health conditions from heart attacks to blood disorders to infectious diseases and cancers.

Our rapid diagnostics solutions are helping address some of the world’s greatest healthcare challenges.


Our nutrition business develops science-based nutrition products for people of all ages, from helping babies and children grow, to keeping adult bodies strong and active. Millions of people around the world count on our leading brands – including Similac®, PediaSure®, Pedialyte®, Ensure®, Glucerna® and ZonePerfect® – to help get the nutrients they need to live their healthiest life.

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 corpjat@abbott.com