Regional Automation Process Engineer
Posted on: January 9, 2022
This is where you save and sustain lives
At Baxter, we are deeply connected by our mission. No matter your
role at Baxter, your work makes a positive impact on people around
the world. You'll feel a sense of purpose throughout the
organization, as we know our work improves outcomes for millions of
Baxter's products and therapies are found in almost every hospital
worldwide, in clinics and in the home. For over 85 years, we have
pioneered significant medical innovations that transform
Together, we create a place where we are happy, successful and
inspire each other. This is where you can do your best work.
Join us at the intersection of saving and sustaining lives- where
your purpose accelerates our mission.
This position will be a part of the Regional Process Engineering
group with the responsibility of supporting the Solution and Device
Facilities in the US & CANADA. It will require a solid
understanding of theories and practices utilized by other
disciplines outside the primary area of expertise. The use of
standard engineering principles and technical leadership will be
required to resolve complex problems as well as support, develop,
and improve manufacturing processes. This role will involve serving
on cross-functional teams to investigate operational deficiencies
and to develop/implement improvements to ensure more
efficient/effective systems. The ability to interact with all
affected functional areas is required to drive the Baxter
principles of Safety, Quality, Delivery & Cost and to ensure
alignment on our continuous improvement journey.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Must be self-motivated, work independently and be able to
prioritize and complete multiple tasks.
Able to work flexible hours as needed to support improvement
Devise new approaches to complex problems through adaptations and
modifications of standard technical principles.
Helps to establish baseline and target metrics for key processes to
drive cost-effective improvements.
Must be able to provide solutions that reflect the understanding of
business objectives and cost implications.
Provide guidance, support, and leadership through positive
interactions with all personnel during daily operations.
Analyze site processes to understand opportunities where
engineering improvements could be implemented to drive VIP's (Value
Investigate and analyze customer needs to develop innovation that
will drive Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost in a positive
Perform and document process modifications and system functional
specification updates while adhering to documentation and change
Optimization and or upgrade of Control (PLC's, HMI's, Servo Drives,
etc.), Mechanical Systems as well as Robotic operating mechanisms
that will support the overall business goals of the site.
Sustain a clean and safe work area using 6S principles.
Learn, understand and apply rigorous quality standards, Standard
Operating Procedures (SOPs), and Current Good Manufacturing
Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities:
In-depth knowledge and experience of equipment and processes in a
Ability to multitask and work with cross-functional teams.
Strong leadership, facilitation, negotiation, and influencing
skills. The ability to drive change.
Strong analytical/statistical problem-solving skills; ability to
analyze and interpret statistical data.
Communication and interpersonal skills to work with all levels of
the organization, including direct and indirect labor.
Excellent professional writing skills and ability to prepare
technical reports. Ability to clearly articulate information during
Ability to understand regulatory guidelines.
Must be recognized as a technical expert by peers and other
personnel within the business unit.
Must have a working knowledge of LEAN tools and methodology to
ensure all waste is understood and taken into consideration for
improvement opportunities. Lean Thinker.
Knowledge and use of Microsoft Office including Microsoft
Experience in a regulated and Pharmaceutical Good Manufacturing
Practice (cGMP) environment is preferred.
Experience in computer-aided design such as AutoCAD (2D and 3D),
Solid Works, and Pro-E solid modeling systems.
Must be able to work alone and drive accountability
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Automation/Mechatronics
5 -10 years of related experience in a manufacturing
Experience with programming and troubleshooting robotics, PLC's,
vision inspection, mechanical and pneumatic systems.
In-depth understanding of Pharmaceutical Solution and Device
Manufacturing at the process level
Experience in a pharmaceutical environment writing and reviewing
validation and change control documentation
Experienced understanding of cGMPs and other regulatory guidelines
applicable to the medical/pharmaceutical industry.
Must have basic English written and oral communication skills (for
OUS positions) and Spanish and/or Portuguese preferable (for US
Travel requirements: 50% in Home Facility, 50% travel within the
US/Canada region as well as assigned site support.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Baxter is an equal opportunity employer. Baxter evaluates qualified
applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender,
national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or
any other legally protected characteristic.
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