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2024 Mechanical/Reliability Engineer Co-Op (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 Overview   

Envision spending time working with energetic colleagues and inspirational leaders, all while gaining world-class experience in one of the most dynamic organizations in the pharmaceutical industry. This is a reality for AbbVie’s Co-Op's.  


Engineering supports and enables all functions throughout the facility by operating the building utilities and control systems, maintaining the entire facility, providing technical support, managing capital projects, qualifying systems, and providing drafting support. 


The Reliability Engineer Co-Op position reports to the Reliability Engineer or Reliability Manager and is responsible for:  

  • Utilize our Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) to direct the strategy and execution of facility systems, predictive and preventive maintenance. 
  • Supporting the development, execution, and maintenance of the site, asset reliability program, and associated projects.   
  • Support reliability and engineering tools such as Life-Cycle costing, Pareto, and Root Cause Failure Analysis.  
  • Apply predictive maintenance technologies such as Ultrasound and Vibration analysis on a variety of equipment and systems to identify potential equipment failures and recommend the appropriate corrective action.   
  • Support the site reliability program including asset criticality, maintenance strategy and critical spare parts.   
  • Works with maintenance and inventory personnel in development of asset critical spare parts strategy and continuous improvement efforts.  
  • Work closely with Project Engineering, Controls Engineering, Site Operations, and Maintenance to fulfill primary job responsibilities, and will regularly interface with site engineering management regarding the status of the Reliability program.  
  • Supports Asset Maintenance Plan to ensure adequate levels of sustaining effective maintenance job plans and critical spare parts for each plant asset.  
  • Supports Reliability Engineer as needed.  




Minimum Qualifications   

  • Currently enrolled in university, pursuing a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering or other related field.  
  • 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 Bioresearch Center (ABC) in Worcester, MA (June to December).


Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Must have strong written and interpersonal skills with an ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with various levels/grades within the organization.  
  • Must have strong project planning, organizational, and time management skills.  
  • Previous mechanical experience preferred.   
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite.  

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.