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Manufacturing Technician III

Req #: 180001XA_en
Location: Hayward, CA US
Job Category: Manufacturing
Date Posted: 1/30/2018 8:49:28 PM
Baxter International

Description

About Baxter

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.

 

Description  

The Manufacturing Technician 3 is responsible for executing all processes in production while strictly adhering to cGMP, environmental health and safety guidelines and any other related regulations which could apply. He/She is expected to fully participate in both departmental projects and any quality working teams which may be applicable. Under the general direction of the lead technician and the overall direction of the supervisor, this position shall be responsible for the hands on execution of all activities in the production area. In addition to making routine revisions to documents, he/she may rewrite complex procedures or initiate new procedures as applicable. The incumbent has enough applied technical knowledge to perform complex trouble shooting tasks and may even assist during the transfer of new technologies into manufacturing. He/She has sufficient technical and administrative competence to organize and lead production activities, including demonstrating leadership in state-of-the-art cGMP compliance, and environmental health and safety skills.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Supports all local manufacturing operations.
  • Operate general production equipment (such as filling and Multivac etc.)
  • Complete relevant paperwork following GDP/GMP guidelines.
  • Manually clean all portable equipment and small parts.
  • Participate on Continuous Improvement Teams.
  • Receive and distribute supplies into the production area as necessary.
  • Perform daily cleaning of the production area to maintain in GMP fashion.   
  • Assemble and operate filling and Multivac packaging systems.
  • Write, revise and review pertinent documentation as appropriate.
  • Train new employees on procedures for which MT3 is qualified as mtrainer.
  • Troubleshoot process problems and respond to process alarms.
  • Work with other groups such as maintenance/metrology to ensure preventative maintenance is done.
  • Initiate and/or coordinate other process improvement projects.
  • Supports all local manufacturing operations.
  • May perform other duties as assigned

 

Physical Demands

 

 

  • Regular attendance is necessary to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Light work, frequent lifting up to 50 lbs; frequent standing/walking.
  • Visual inspection is required, and near point corrected vision must be at least 20/25.  Vision checkup will be performed on an annual basis. Inspectors shall pass a standard eye test including a near vision acuity test.  The results of the eye test must be at least 20/25 for near point corrected vision within both eyes (tested together) or country specific equivalent, e.g., 80% or 0.8 (European), or a Jaeger card score of 2).  If employees fail to meet the minimum vision standard, they should be referred to their optometrist for further correction.  If the vision cannot be corrected, the employee must be assigned to other areas.

Working Environment

  • Minimal to moderate travel required.

  • Normal office working conditions: computer, phone, files, fax, copier.

  • Personal Protective Equipment: Cleanroom attire, steel toe shoes, safety glasses.

 

Qualifications

Qualifications for this role

  • Must have good written and verbal communication skills and understanding of cGMP regulations.  Good procedural writing skills.
  • Familiarity with pharmaceutical production equipment including but not limited to Filling and Multivac machines.
  • Must be able to read and follow detailed written instructions.
  • Incumbent must be proficient in a variety of mathematical disciplines and be able to work with both the metric and USA standards of measurement.   
  • Good interpersonal skills and be able to work effectively and efficiently in a team environment.
  • This position requires shift, weekend and holiday work.  Overtime may be required at times.
  • The incumbent must work in a clean room environment wearing special garments.  Additionally, personal protective equipment must be worn due to safety requirements.
  • Knowledge of basic chemical and biological safety procedures.
  • Good computer skills

Education and Experience

Requires AA degree with 2-4 years experience or high school diploma with 4-6 years related manufacturing experience.

A Career That Matters
Baxter’s employees are united in a mission to save and sustain lives. We are passionate about applying scientific innovation to meet the needs of the millions of people worldwide who depend on our medically necessary therapies and technologies. We focus on increasing access to healthcare, innovating in crucial areas of unmet need, and pursuing creative collaborations that bring our mission to life for patients every day.

 

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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Reasonable Accommodations
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.

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