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**About Baxter’s Cleveland, MS Facility:**
Cleveland’s technology and automation is cutting edge. It is the U.S. sole source for plastic pour bottles, glass IV, and various reconstitution devices. This facility produces a number of major product lines with a diverse array of automated manufacturing technologies ranging from bottle solution filling, injection molding, tubing extrusion, and device assembly. Our Cleveland plant has been an integral part of Baxter for over 60 years. The work is challenging and rewarding, as Baxter offers competitive compensation and benefits. Baxter encourages and values every employee and believes that all can make a contribution to advancing healthcare for patients; work to be proud of.
**POSITION SUMMARY** **:**
The Principal Engineer is responsible for the quality and timeliness of technical management in the leadership of the sterilization department. The Principal Engineer also assists in discovering the root causes of product quality problems and crafting and implementing solutions. This is usually performed in conjunction with multi-functional, product line teams. In this role, one would be required to supervise the Plant’s Steam Sterilization activities according to prescribed guidelines to accomplish plant manufacturing and quality control objectives. Work involves planning, organizing, and supervising the activities of a trained sterilization operators work force to properly maintain sterilization system. This involves daily maintenance of instruments for measurement, control, documentation and preventive maintenance programs, as well as assistance to the project engineering group, plant maintenance, and other groups throughout the plant. The position involves supervising a variety of skills to accomplish the plant objectives and includes responsibility for training and motivating this work group. Work also involves interface with Corporate Sterility Assurance, and outside contractors to accomplish plant objectives. Requires extensive planning of repair, and PMs around manufacturing requirements or needs as well as the services to other groups within the organization. Must keep abreast of new technology and how it can be applied to manufacturing processes.
+ Manage a variety of projects with a minimum of supervision.
+ Function as a part of plant teams.
+ Supervise Sterilization Operations.
+ Schedules manpower and assures that materials are available for maintenance on sterilizers and related systems.
+ Reviews and signs all documentation on calibrations and maintenance on critical systems for completeness.
+ Review specifications and standard operating procedures relating to sterilization and initiates requests for necessary changes.
+ Assists engineering with implementation and maintenance of microprocessor controls on equipment and processes.
+ Assists maintenance and other areas of the Solutions Value Stream by providing expertise and manpower.
+ Provide and schedules training necessary for the Sterilization Operator to perform their varied duties and maintain operations certification.
+ Assists with protocols when modifications are required to equipment in process cycle changes.
+ Periodically audit the Sterilization Operators’ performance to procedures.
+ Regularly perform and document safety inspections of the work place.
+ Regularly conduct and document safety and quality meetings with the department personnel.
+ Submit monthly a summary report for the previous month.
+ Must be knowledgeable of emergency procedures and be able to implement quickly, if required.
+ Must be able to work overtime as required.
+ Must have knowledge of both plant and department environmental health and safety regulations and comply with said regulations accordingly.
+ Responsible to ensure the quality, efficacy, and efficiency of products produced and processes utilized.
+ Monitor and improve processes through the use of statistical techniques and Lean Manufacturing Principles.
+ Initiate and complete process improvement projects.
+ Analyze and assess current systems to assure regulatory compliance.
+ Facilitate the validation status of key process equipment.
+ Plan and prioritize multiple projects to ensure completion within the target dates.
+ Perform and review of Sterilization Studies.
+ Lead failure investigations, root cause analysis and track follow-up corrective actions are indicated.
+ Must perform all other duties and responsibilities as determined by supervision/management.
+ Design/modify precision assembly equipment.
+ Prepare estimates for various tasks and projects.
+ Continuous Improvement Activities.
+ Interface with plant and corporate groups as well as contractors and vendors.
+ Start up and debugging of processes.
+ Troubleshooting problem areas as needed.
+ Provide technical support to other plant departments as needed.
+ Management of capital projects both directly and through coordinating engineers.
+ B. S. in Engineering required.
+ Minimum 5-8 years technical experience.
+ Knowledge of sterilization operations.
+ Statistics, computer literacy, team dynamics.
+ Audiometric testing and hearing protection required.
+ Ability to work in unfavorable environments (hot/cold temperatures).
+ Ability to step up.
+ Ability to bend/stoop.
+ Ability to stand for long periods of time.
+ Ability to lift, push, pull up to 50 pounds.
+ Meet visual acuity requirements as documented in the Baxter Cleveland Visual Acuity Procedure CL-01-01-037.
**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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Baxter is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, please send an e-mail to Americas_TTA@baxter.com and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.
Our products and therapies touch the lives of millions of people around the world every day, which is why we are focused on transformative innovations that bring smarter, more personalized care to all of us. For 87 years and counting, we have been at the critical intersection where the ideas that save and sustain lives meet the providers who make it all happen. And now, we are determined to realize our boldest opportunities to transform global healthcare for years to come.