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Principal Engineer with experience in Solution Development

Req #: 180002TI_en
Location: Braine-l'Alleud, BE
Job Category: Research and Development
Date Posted: 3/1/2018 10:39:07 AM
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.
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.
Role Responsibilities
As principal Engineer you will be part of  the Medication Delivery Support and New Product development containers which support Medication delivery market needs.
You will manage and perform technical support activities to meet the Global strategies in the MD Business Unit and you will display standard engineering principles to resolve difficult problems, from conception to final design with team input.
You will be in charge of project assignments in the evaluation, selection and adaptation of various engineering techniques, procedures and criteria.

More specifically, you will:
  • Define, in collaboration with related department heads, the plans and strategies pertaining to implementation of projects, in order to meet project timeline.•    Supervise and direct the efforts of other staff members providing guidance, instructions and coaching, in order to develop the employee’s ability to work independently while meeting performance expectations.
  • Supervise and direct the efforts of other staff members providing guidance, instructions and coaching, in order to develop the employee’s ability to work independently while meeting performance expectations.
  • Participate in development and improvement activities associated with Chemistry , Manufacturing and Controls (CMC) including material selections both in the market and emerging regions.  These activities may include formulation development and improvement; analytical method development and validation and manufacturing process development, improvement and validation.
  • Act/Support the Solutions (Technical) Lead for Medication Delivery NPD / SPO projects.
  • Support production of development batches in collaboration with other functions (e.g. Process Development) and according to GMP.  Perform critical review of data obtained and issue protocols & reports.
  • Provide technical leadership in the areas of release of new products/line extensions, product improvements, value improvements, changes in regulatory requirements, supplier-initiated changes, and complaint investigations.
  • Response to enquiries from internal colleagues & from external requests.
  • When needed, supervise/coordinate the activities of a support engineer on specific assigned work. Provide technical guidance when appropriate.
  • Apply state-of-the-art engineering tools/methodologies/principles (sampling plan & study layout definition, data statistical analysis,...) to design product according to applicable Product Development Process and design control procedures. 
  • Participate and/or lead periodic technical project reviews for assigned project(s)  
  • Maintain & further develop a high degree of engineering knowledge in his fields of competence



Skills and Experience 
  • Education: Bachelor  Master degree in relevant scientific disciplines ( Chemistry or Material Engineering)  with at least 5 years’ experience
  • Possess relevant technical, writing and computer skills.
  • Knowledge of Medication Delivery (IV, Irrigation) products is a plus.
  • Good knowledge in formulation / solutions development.
  • Open for innovation and proposal of new ideas. Contribute to the exploration of new ideas. Have good creativity thinking skills.
  • Good knowledge in statistical analysis.
  • Working knowledge of international/regional/national regulations and standards (e.g. ICH, FDA ...).
  • Utilize a logical, methodical approach (such as DMAIC) independently solving problems, developing solutions, and making recommendation.
  • Ability to interpret results from complex instrumentation and scientific studies.
  • Ability to organize, assess and communicate complex information that engages the audience.
  • Ability to make decisions when provided with limited information.
  • Contribute to efforts beyond own scope of responsibilities to ensure project milestones are met.
  • Ability to effectively mentor junior level associates
  • Ability to design experiments and draw meaningful conclusions from lab data.
  • Experience in working in global cross-functional teams and project management is a plus.
  • Very good written and spoken English.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Possess sound analytical knowledge.
  • Self-motivated and take personal accountability for getting the job done.
  • Quality oriented.
  • Demonstrate flexibility.
  • GMP experiences in parenteral pharmaceutical industry would be a great advantage 
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, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.
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