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Building Utility Technician

Req #: 180005R9_en
Location: Opelika, AL US
Job Category: Local Job Codes
Date Posted: 3/12/2018 11:41:24 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.



This position is an integral part of a team that will provide all the outside utilities, media services and material supply required to maintain the manufacturing operation within the clean room area of the facility. The ability to work effectively both independently and as a team member is vitally important. The range of daily tasks will vary from somewhat technical to routine.  All tasks must be performed correctly, efficiently and on time.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


Daily operation of the following systems:

  • Granulate prep and delivery

  • PUR material upkeep and delivery

  • Solid waste evacuation

  • Building upkeep by assign work orders

  • Provide material inputs to the clean room as production schedule dictates.


Qualifications for this role

The following duties and responsibilities generally reflect the expectations of this position but are not intended to be all-inclusive.

  • Perform periodic movements of materials for production to the clean room.

  • Performs periodic loading of granulate feed stock for injection molding and PUR components for potting operations. Removes and disposes of waste generated within the clean room production.

  • Work is performed per written instructions and paperwork is completed and filed as a permanent record of activity.

  • Perform general maintenance and repair activities as required. The activity is documented and filed as a permanent record.

  • Executes work in accordance with established procedures. A library of written work instructions are used to perform standard operating and maintenance tasks.

  • Must be able to work in an environment without daylight / windows

  • Frequently ascends/descends a ladder to access machinery

  • Lifting and/or moves up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move in excess of 50 pounds using lifting aids, techniques, or appropriate assistance

  • Duties may require overtime work, including nights and weekends

  • Use of hands and fingers to manipulate equipment is required

  • Requires standing, walking, bending, pulling, pushing, climbing and crawling.

  • It involves climbing vertical ladders and stairs to access equipment for service and repair

  • Ability to walk and access all areas of the plant on a scheduled basis of at least 2 times per 12 hour shift.

  • Ability to work 12 hour rotating shifts to include day and night time hours

  • Climbing vertical ladders and stairs to access equipment for service and repair.

  • Ability to walk and access all areas of the plant on a scheduled basis of at least 2 times per 12 hour shift.

  • Able to lift 50 lb bags of granulate feed stock and load into hoppers.

  • Able to drive motorized lift equipment for hauling material or lifting personnel to work aloft.

  • Able to work at height off a ladder or personnel lift equipment.

  • Able to use various hand and power tools in performing daily maintenance duties.


Education and Experience
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • 2 year degree- Plant Maintenance Technician or equivalent preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in manufacturing environment preferred
  • Demonstrates a positive, proactive approach to problem solving
  • Team player
  • Work independently with minimal direct supervision
  • Willingness to travel as required
  • Technically proficient in mechanical and electrical activities
  • Computer literate  




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 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.

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