AbbVie Jobs

Job Information

AbbVie Sr. Instrumentation Technician in North Chicago, Illinois

About AbbVie

AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) is a global, research-driven biopharmaceutical company committed to developing innovative advanced therapies for some of the world’s most complex and critical conditions. The company’s mission is to use its expertise, dedicated people and unique approach to innovation to markedly improve treatments across four primary therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, virology and neuroscience. In more than 75 countries, AbbVie employees are working every day to advance health solutions for people around the world. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at . Follow @abbvie at on Twitter, Facebook at or LinkedIn at .​

The Instrument Technician provides repair and calibration services to support Lake County Utilities / Facilities assets and systems. Many of the systems are business critical to Lake County Site Operations and must be properly maintained for compliance and assurance of supply.

Responsibilities to include:

  • Maintainingequipment to ensure uninterrupted service to Abbvie Operations andR&D.

  • Performregular scheduled maintenance / calibration on instruments which supportor monitor LCU systems (ex. billing meters, purified water conductivity,CA, N2, Waste Treatment flow, boiler emissions) .

  • Provideemergency/unscheduled repairs of equipment and plant systems.

  • Assistwith projects by interfacing with Plant Engineering to design, specify,and commission new systems or upgrades.

  • Responsible for compliance with applicable policies and procedures.

  • Applies engineering experience to ensure that instrumentation and controls systems used in assigned facilities are properly specified, installed, programmed and calibrated to perform design function. This includes periodic assessment of field device calibration frequencies, and addressing out of tolerance (OOT), accessing instrument performance for replacement/upgrade.

  • Troubleshoots analog/digital hardware related problems on process control systems and instrumentation, including distributed control systems (DCS), programmable logic controllers (PLC's) and single loop analog controllers. This includes related peripherals such as data loggers, scanners, recorders, field I/O devices etc.

  • Assists support instrumentation technicians in role as facility instrumentation/controls technical authority. Or analytical instrumentation such as: High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Gas Chromatography (GC), Mass Spectrometry (MS), Ultra-Violet Visible Spectroscopy (UV-Vis), including other types of analytical laboratory instrumentation.

  • Assists engineering in development of functional specifications for controls programming on major equipment systems including the design of process controls systems. Acts as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on various calibration procedures including training and qualifying calibration technicians. Must effectively communicate, document, and schedule all work activities.

  • Responsible for maintaining instrumentation and controls equipment in a validated environment including all GxP areas. Assures that instrumentation and controls are of appropriate calibration designation and that red tagged and status coded instrumentation are addressed and repaired within allowable time constraints. Must effectively communicate the status of job activities to management and applicable production support personnel.

  • Other responsibilities and duties as assigned by Group Leader, Supervisor, or Senior Supervisor.


  • High School diploma or GED required. Associates Degree in electronics technology or equivalent is strongly desired. Minimum of two years’ experience as a Senior Instrument Technician or the equivalent.

  • Must manage activities to meet restrictive timelines. Must have skills in working with people, with good written and verbal communication skills.

  • Must possess knowledge of validated systems, applicable engineering standards and an ability to work with facility specific software applications is critical to the job function.

  • Ability to work within and promote a team environment.

Significant Work Activities

Continuous standing for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)



Job Type




Job Level Code


Equal Employment Opportunity

At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate on the basis 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, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.