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2023 Operations Development Program

Barceloneta, Puerto Rico Req ID 2205516 Category Engineering Division AbbVie

Our Operations Development Program is a three-year entry-level program focused on developing high-potential talent for AbbVie Operations globally. This program combines hands-on experiences and career mentoring with technical and leadership training to accelerate professional development. Members will graduate with a diverse experience, technical ability, and the self-confidence to make a remarkable impact on our patients.

Over the course of the three-year program, members develop their careers through three, twelve-month rotations designed to provide them with desired skills needed for future success within our organization.

As a member you will:

  • Be a regular full-time employee of AbbVie and qualify for the same competitive salary and benefits as other AbbVie employees. 
  • Assume full responsibility of a role that matches your educational training.
  • Develop a well-rounded skill set through each of your assignments.
  • Have the opportunity to relocate to various sites globally. 
  • Be paired with a mentor to assist in the development of your career.
  • Create a personalized development plan to serve as a step-by-step guide towards the experiences, knowledge, and resources necessary to achieve your career goals.
  • Obtain training customized to support your individual growth and development.
  • Report to a department manager in each assignment who will oversee your day-to-day responsibilities. 
  • Receive leadership training in collaboration with other functional development programs once a year.


  • Bachelor in Engineering (Chemical Engineering, Materials Science Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related), Life Sciences (Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry, or related), or Doctorate in Pharmacy
  • The expected graduation date must be on December 2021 or May 2022
  • 3.0 GPA minimum requirement
  • Strong academic performance, and/or have had 1 or more previous internships
  • Permanent authorization to work in the U.S. without requiring sponsorship

Technical Competencies

  • Ideal candidates will combine technical and business knowledge with analytical strength and creative problem-solving abilities
  • Excellent written, and verbal skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal, leadership, and project management skills

Professional Attributes

  • Displayed Leadership activities and roles on campus
  • Displayed attributes in alignment with AbbVie’s The Ways We Work
  • Proven track record of teamwork, adaptability, innovation, initiative and integrity
  • Sound decision making
Significant Work Activities: Continuous standing for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)Continuous walking for prolonged periods (more than 2 hours at a time in an 8 hour day)
Travel: No
Job Type: Professional Development Program
Schedule: Full-time

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