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Systems Engineer

Abbott Diabetes Care
Witney, Oxfordshire
Closing date
7 Jan 2022
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Systems Engineer

Location: United Kingdom – Witney

Category: Operations

Abbott is about the power of health. For more than 130 years, Abbott has been helping people reach their potential — because better health allows people and communities to achieve more. With a diverse, global network serving customers in more than 160 countries, we create new solutions — across the spectrum of health, around the world, for all stages of life. Whether it’s next-generation diagnostics, life-changing devices, science-based nutrition, or novel reformulations, we are advancing some of the most innovative and revolutionary technologies in healthcare, helping people live their best lives through better health.

World Leader in Glucose Monitoring, Abbott Diabetes Care designs, develops, and manufactures glucose monitoring systems for use in both home and hospital settings. We have a Centre of Excellence in Witney for the development and manufacture of electrodes and biosensors used by patients and healthcare professionals for the day-to-day management of diabetes. The site has been instrumental in the research, development, and manufacture of the FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System, as well as exciting developments in the Libre family including FreeStyle Libre 2, FreeStyle Libre 3, and the Libre Sense system. We are passionate about doing work that improves the quality of people’s lives.

As a result of strong business growth, industry-leading product development in the biosensor business, and a long-term commitment to high volume manufacturing in our Witney Centre of Excellence, we now have an opportunity for a Systems Engineer to join our Operations Group, working within the biosensor manufacturing area of the business.

The role of the Systems Engineer is to provide an innovative approach to problem solving and stay abreast of current development in control systems technology to ensure the most effective solutions are applied to problems. Collaborating with engineering colleagues, you will design and develop systems for motion control equipment, interpret PLC codes, debug issues, and aid continuous improvement activities.

To be successful, you will need experience of working on complex automation projects and developing solutions to complex automation needs.

You will need be a degree qualified control systems Engineer, ideally within Electronic Engineering or equivalent. You will bring experience in the creation of PLC programs for HV custom automation machinery, with exposure of Siemens S7/TIA Portal and Allen Bradley being essential.

You will also need to be able to demonstrate a track record of accomplishing your objectives, working proactively, and managing your own time effectively. As we operate in a highly regulated industry, you must be able to demonstrate the ability to follow procedures and create accurate documents and records of your work. Experience in Medical Devices production equipment or similar environment is preferred.

This is a fantastic opportunity to become a valued member of a highly skilled Engineering team, working with brand new state-of-the-art automation in a fast-growing area of our business. Engineering skill is key to us, with members working in areas including projects, process, production, systems, software, R&D, and machine vision. We also have our own fully equipped workshop.

In addition to a competitive salary, Abbott offers a highly attractive benefits package which includes a defined-contribution pension scheme, a share ownership scheme, private healthcare, life assurance, and a flexible benefits scheme which you can tailor to your own requirements. Of course, things are a little different right now, but in general, we like to help our employees live life to the fullest, and therefore we offer a range of optional initiatives for you to get involved in, including onsite allotments, couch to 5k campaigns, bee keeping, yoga and more!


World Leader in Blood Glucose Monitoring, Abbott Diabetes Care designs, develops and manufactures glucose monitoring systems for use in both home and hospital settings. Our manufacturing Centre of Excellence in Witney produces products under the Freestyle brand that must meet stringent Worldwide quality standards and regulations.

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