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Supervisor, Manufacturing (Shift 2: M-F 3pm-11:30pm)

Req #: 180001U8_en
Location: Round Lake, IL US
Job Category: Manufacturing
Date Posted: 2/11/2018 7:01:49 PM
Baxter International


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.


  • The supervisor position is responsible for implementing and supervising daily activities in a specific production area to ensure manufacturing goals and project deadlines are met while maintaining compliance with current good manufacturing practices (GMPs), environmental health and safety (EHS) guidelines and any other regulations that could apply.  
  • May monitor and control laborThe Production Supervisor is expected to provide guidance, support, direction and leadership through positive interactions with all personnel during daily operations.
  • Responsible for supervising the day-to-day production, scheduling, staffing, material management, compliance, training and auditing activities – to meet customer requirements including deadlines and quality standards.
  • Audit, refine, and improve processes and equipment operation within the manufacturing areas.  Drive to utilize resources and raw materials in the most efficient and productive manner possible.
  • Support and Emphasize the Safety and Quality commitments of the department.
  • Interview, hire, coach, motivate, develop and discipline staff. Conduct annual performance reviews for all direct reports. Assist in setting performance objectives and development plans. Monitor progress.
  • Facilitate and verify appropriate training for employees in the area.
  • Review, approve, and manage documentation for batch and system records. Assist in release of product for distribution. Assist in meeting product release time goals.
  • Develop and implement performance measurement and internal auditing programs in order to routinely evaluate operation efficiency and quality. Implement changes as needed based on assessments.
  • Represent the Company during FDA inspections.  Provide information as necessary to FDA that establishes credibility and demonstrates compliance with cGMPs.
  • Provide a positive and equitable working environment emphasizing the Baxter. 
  • Submit and/or maintain and distribute reports related to attendance, labor, efficiency, safety, scrap and others as needed.


Qualifications for this role
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and leadership skills with ability to interface well with other departments, and lead effectively and efficiently in a team environment.
  • In-depth process knowledge of related manufacturing equipment and processes.
  • A good understanding and/or hands-on familiarity with the principles of lean manufacturing.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a manufacturing plant setting.
  • Ability to interact with all levels of personnel to analyze and solve problems related to manufacturing, Quality, documentation, and personnel issues. Strong assessment and troubleshooting skills.
  • Collect and analyze data and information to determine paths for process improvement and potential root cause/corrective actions in the case of exceptions
  • Strong professional writing skills and ability to prepare technical reports.
  • Ability to understand cGMPs and other regulatory guidelines applicable to the medical/pharmaceutical industry.
  • Ability to respond to detailed inquiries, and present information to groups and senior management.
  • May be required to supervise multiple groups.
  • Ability to work weekends and overtime when necessary is required.
  • Candidate should not be allergic to PENICILLIN or the CEPHALOSPORINS.

Education and Experience

  • HS diploma or equivalent required
  • 2 years manufacturing and 1 year of leadership experience OR Bachelor's degree and zero years of experience
  • Bachelor's degree required for ongoing career progression

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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