Prep Group Leader (3rd Shift)
Baxter provides a broad portfolio of essential renal and hospital products, including home, acute and in-center dialysis; sterile IV solutions; infusion systems and devices; parenteral nutrition; surgery products and anesthetics; and pharmacy automation, software and services. The company's global footprint and the critical nature of its products and services play a key role in expanding access to healthcare in emerging and developed countries. Baxter's employees worldwide are building upon the company's rich heritage of medical breakthroughs to advance the next generation of healthcare innovations that enable patient care.
The Preparation Group Leader is a member of the Manufacturing Leadership Team reporting directly to the Manufacturing Supervisor. They provide direct support to manufacturing to ensure that finished products meet the required specifications by coordinating activities of Preparation Operators who perform in the manufacturing areas. The Preparation Group Leader provides decision-making and oversight to ensure compliance to all regulatory agency regulations and guidelines and to Baxter Standard Operating Procedures. This position fully supports and drives quality operations on the production floor and communicates effectively with production team members, multiple levels of management, and other customer support departments. The Preparation Group Leader creates and environment where teamwork, productivity, safety, identity, strength, purity, and quality (SISPQ) are reflected in the finished product.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Assemble and operate filtration systems
- Operate general production equipment (such as autoclaves, vial washers, depyrogenation ovens, scales and balances, etc)
- Monitor and record critical process parameters
- Complete all relevant paperwork following GDP/GMP guidelines
- Perform routine maintenance and cleaning of production equipment to maintain in GMP fashion
- Perform sampling using aseptic techniques
- Participate on Continuous Improvement Teams
- Train and mentor other team members
- Write, revise and review pertinent documentation as appropriate
- Troubleshoot process problems and respond to process alarms
- Assist with process/equipment validation and data analysis
- Work with other groups such as maintenance/metrology and calibration to ensure preventative maintenance completion.
Qualifications for this role
- Knowledge of cGMP and GDP practices preferred.
- Knowledge of basic laboratory and pharmaceutical production equipment including but not limited to: autoclaves, process tanks, incubators, analytical equipment and CIP/SIP systems preferred.
- Proficiency in a variety of mathematical disciplines and ability to work with both the metric and USA standards of measurement required.
- Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook and the ability to use enterprise software (examples include: JDE, BPLM, Pilgrim, Trackwise, etc.)
- Ability to stand for extended periods of time
- Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
- Ability to push/pull heavy wheeled objects (ie: tanks, carts, pallet jacks, etc.)
- Must be able to perform overhead work (ie: sanitizing walls and ceilings)
- Physical coordination/flexibility to allow gowning for clean room environments
- Utilize applicable personal protective equipment, including safety shoes/toe caps, gloves, eye protection, heat resistant wear and hearing protection
- Dexterity and physical condition to perform some level of repetitive motion tasks
- Ability to wear respirator usage when product or task requires
- Eyesight to ensure effective inspection of equipment and/or filled units (corrective lenses acceptable)
- Duties may require overtime work, including nights and weekends
- Use of hands and fingers to manipulate office equipment is required
- Must be able to gown qualify for Grade A/B areas.
Education and Experience
- High School Diploma or GED required
- 6 months previous Pharmaceutical Manufacturing experience preferred
- 2 years of experience operating and troubleshooting complex production equipment preferred
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.
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 email to Corporate_Staffing_Deerfield@baxter.com or call 877-229-4748 (877-BaxHR4U) and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.