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2024 Validation Engineering 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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Validation Engineering Co-Op Overview  

Envision 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-Ops.  


The Validation Engineering department is responsible for plant validation including validated system (Equipment/Process), risk/design and change control compliance. Our team ensures alignment with Global Quality Systems for validation and related functions, e.g. engineering, risk management. 


Location: Worcester, MA 


Key responsibilities include: 


The Validation Engineering position will support the planning and execution of tasks reporting into the Validation Engineering department. This role will support various areas of manufacturing and/or Quality Control (QC) and interact heavily with our quality organization. Expectations of the role include: 

  •  Execute task as required to implement the Validation Master Plan 
  •  Participate with external engineering and QC departments on new installations or system modifications 
  •  Draft and execute change control in compliance with cGMP practices 
  •  Ensures investigations of validation failures are completed thoroughly and documented accurately 




Minimum Qualifications  

  • Currently enrolled in university, pursuing a Bachelor’s in 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 (Optional) 

  • Major in chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering a plus  
  • Organization, attention to detail, communication, self starter, ability to ask questions, time management, etc. 
  • Equipment-based or instrumentation / installation project exposure a plus 
  • Experience working in Microsoft Suite, especially Excel, Word, PowerPoint

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.