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Product Development Engineer III at AbbVie, Inc

Product Development Engineer III

AbbVie, Inc Branchburg, NJ (Onsite) Full-Time

* Supporting team member for design and development of medical devices in the regenerative medicine space.
* May be dedicated to a single project team or contribute to multiple projects.
* Will have routine functional responsibilities in addition to traditional project work.
* May also support other ad hoc R&D projects and/or sustaining engineering, functional process integration, and/or compliance initiatives.
* Interacts with a variety of functions, both technical and non-technical.


% of Time or



New Product Development

For projects within the Growth Product Flow (GPF) stage gate process, typically serves as a contributing technical team member working under the direction of other R&D project leaders

* Contribute to the establishment of new design inputs (user needs and technical requirements) as applicable depending on the project phase
* Participates in prototyping/R&D build and characterization activities with engineering and scientific team as needed
* Interacts with R&D suppliers and vendors to source components for prototyping and testing; responsible for ordering materials per business processes
* Develops and/or applies physical and mathematical models in support of product design; develops experimental designs and protocols to demonstrate product feasibility; analyzes and resolves design problems associated with product performance
* Designs products, including prototype development of devices, fabrication, verification testing and analysis; applies understanding of surgical procedures, products and trends in related therapeutic area to product design
* Develops technical specifications (design and test, and test method development) to meet product requirements; applies fundamental engineering principles to the design, fabrication, testing and evaluation of products and when resolving technical challenges
* Prepares and delivers technical presentations to internal and, potentially, external customers
* Identifies outside vendors and consultants to ensure the delivery of supplies or services needed to meet scheduled timelines
* Participates in technical reviews


Post-Transfer/Sustaining Engineering Support

* Provides technical/design control support to Regulatory, Quality, Manufacturing, Marketing and Sales as needed
* Supports Change Control Assessments as needed



* Investigates and evaluates existing technology; designs and implements new methodologies, materials, machines, test fixtures, processes or products.
* Executes against the overall strategy for the Plastics and Regenerative Medicine Franchise.



Education and Experience

* Bachelors Degree in engineering or related field with 2-4 years Product Development experience
* Medical device experience or experience in regulated environment
* Experience developing products within a business stage gate process (preferred)

Essential Skills, Experience, and Competencies

* Drive execution; finish tasks inclusive of technical documentation
* Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
* Proactive communication with team members, supervisor, and stakeholders
* Self-motivated; ability to execute under limited supervision
* Ability to exercise judgment within defined procedures and policies and balanced across technical and business needs
* Ability to support diverse, simultaneous projects
* Identifies, understands, and mitigates technical/product risk
* Ability to communicate technical information in a clear and easy-to-understand way (both verbally and in writing)
* Experience working on a team
* Demonstrated understanding of statistical analysis; experience using Minitab preferred
* Demonstrated understanding of engineering principles and practices
* Design Control knowledge
* Experience with experimental design
* Product development experience
* Experience using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) / Computer-Aided Design (CAD) programs
* Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Project and Outlook

AbbVie is an equal opportunity employer including disability/vets. It is AbbVie's 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 disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, Armed Forces service medal veteran or active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran or a person's relationship or association with a protected veteran, including spouses and other family members, or any other protected group status. We will take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified minorities, women, individuals with a disability, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans or active-duty wartime or campaign badge veterans. The Affirmative Action Plan is available for viewing in the Human Resources office during regular business hours.

Significant Work Activities: N/A

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Job Type: Experienced

Schedule: Full-time

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