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Capping Group Leader (1st Shift)

Req #: 180005LU_en
Location: Bloomington, IN US
Job Category: Manufacturing
Date Posted: 3/6/2018 10:01:25 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.



The Capping 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 Capping Operators who perform in the manufacturing areas.  The Capping 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 Capping Group Leader creates an environment where teamwork, productivity, safety, identity, strength, purity, and quality (SISPQ) are reflected in the finished product.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Delegate, coordinate, and schedule activities of assigned team members.
  • Train and mentor other team members.
  • Troubleshoot process problems and respond to process alarms.
  • Participate on Continuous Improvement teams.
  • Assist in developing/reviewing batch records of new and existing projects.
  • Assist in establishing and orienting new projects for production.
  • Review project plans and batch records prior to operations.
  • Monitor assigned team’s documentation in logbooks and batch records. 
  • Initiate exception reports as required. 
  • Organize and coordinate general cleaningand sanitizations throughout all capping suites.  Efficiently identify potential causes and verify/eliminate each one to determine the true root cause behaviors
  • Examine documents/processes (SOP’s, equipment, methods, etc.) to prevent errors and/or recognize unexpected results.



Qualifications for this role:
  • Knowledge of cGMP manufacturing preferred.
  • Knowledge of basic laboratory and pharmaceutical production equipment including, but not limited to: capping machines, terminal sterilizers, weight scales, pallet wrappers, etc. preferred.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook and the ability to use enterprise software (examples include:  JDE, BPLM, Pilgrim, Trackwise, etc.)
  • There are minimum training requirements for each operator level
Physical Requirements:
  • 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

 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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