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Sr Engineer, Production Support

Req #: 1800060M_en
Location: Opelika, AL US
Job Category: Engineering
Date Posted: 3/13/2018 12:01:20 PM
Baxter International



Due to the nature of this position, a very high degree of initiative, teamwork and communication are required.  Candidate will provide engineering support to manufacturing areas, including optimizing system performance, writing engineering, and validation documents.  Will analyze processes and suggest improvement projects and take projects from feasibility and concept development through testing, implementation, operational start up and training.  Responsible for optimizing manufacturing processes and manufacturing equipment, identifying process improvements and resolving engineering problems using lean manufacturing techniques and other problem solving tools.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (these are primary responsibilities of the role and the incumbent will perform other duties as assigned):


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


  • Develops or participates in the development of solutions to problems specific to assigned project.

  • Participates in continuous improvement projects.

  • Works with manufacturing and other functional groups on manufacturing regulatory compliance issues.

  • Writes, executes, and reports on validation activities. 

  • Coordinates validation issues specific to the product design. 

  • Writes and/or executes qualification protocols for various pieces of equipment.  

  • Designs and performs routine testing, project experiments, analysis of data and reports results.    

  • Performs engineering studies on new equipment to determine proper settings, control points, etc. including data gathering during start up and test batches          

  • Initiates new or revisions of protocols/operating instructions specific to the project.

  • Performs work assignments within production department that include training, technical support and/or process trouble shooting support.

  • Interprets, executes and recommends modifications to operating policies where appropriate.

  • Develops manufacturing process flowcharts, including defining people and material flow issues.

  • Maintains confidential information as such.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.



Job Requirements (Education, Experience and Qualifications):




  • Bachelor of Science degree or above in an Engineering field required (preferred: Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or equivalent degree from a foreign university).




  • Basic knowledge of product design and process development.

  • Basic understanding of manufacturing protocols, statistical tools and methodology, and continuous improvement techniques preferred.

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.

  • Demonstrated initiative and sound judgment.

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to prioritize and execute multiple projects.

  • Ability to diagnose problems and recommend solutions in assigned area

  • Proficient computer skills including familiarity with word processing programs, spreadsheets, and graphics.

  • Desire to continually learn in to keep up with changing technology.

  • Ability to interpret and adapt internal guidelines.

  • Exude a passion for new technology development


Physical / Safety Requirements


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

  • Ascends/descends ladders 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.




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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