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2024 Engineering Co-op (Cincinnati, OH) (June - Dec)

About AbbVie 

AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines 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, eye care, virology, women’s health, and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio.  

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Engineering Co-Op Overview 

​​The Co-Op student will work closely with site engineers to provide support to Cincinnati engineering projects in solid dose manufacturing and packaging. Develop expertise in areas such as project management, equipment design, risk assessment, change control systems, documentation systems, validation and qualification systems, construction management. Provide support to operations for troubleshooting and operational excellence programs. Provide maintenance support for 5S program and metrics reporting. Actual assignments will vary with the current plant priorities. Role will increase in complexity as expertise is developed.​ 


Key responsibilities include: 

  • Contribute to cross-functional teams working on engineering projects to refine scope, schedule, budget, and risk mitigation (safety and quality) as projects are planned and executed. Lead teams as expertise is developed. 
  • Participate in the design and improvement of process equipment and systems for optimal performance. 
  • Assist in the start-up of new and troubleshoot existing facilities/equipment to ensure optimal operation and performance. 
  • Assist operations and engineering with technical writing. (Examples: standard operation procedures, validation and qualification plans, master batch records). 
  • Assist construction projects with daily safety and QA checklist to maintain GMP conditions during construction. 
  • Assist maintenance group with 5S projects and equipment metrics reporting. 




Minimum Qualifications  

  • Currently enrolled in university, pursuing a Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or similar engineering degree. 
  • Must be enrolled in school at the time of Co-Op 
  • Must be returning to university the semester following your Co-Op 
  • Must be able to commit to a 6-month program at AbbVie's site in Cincinnati, OH (June to December).


Preferred Qualifications (Optional) 

  • Organization, attention to detail, communication, self-starter, ability to ask questions, and time management. 
  • Technical writing proficiency and experience with computer software (Examples: word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, scheduling). 
  • Ability to work on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of identifiable factors. Demonstrates judgement within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate course of action. 
  • Interacts well with diverse groups and maintains a strong working relationship with internal and external collaborators. 
  • Works independently and confidently in a collaborative, fast-paced goal-driven environment. 



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 based on 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.