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Principal Engineer

Req #: 160008A4_en
Location: Round Lake, IL US
Job Category: Research and Development
Date Posted: 8/11/2017 10:42:42 AM
Baxter International

Every day, Baxter touches the lives of millions of patients and providers worldwide who rely on our essential hospital and renal products and services. You’ll find Baxter’s products and therapies on nearly every floor, in almost every hospital worldwide, in clinics and in the home. Baxter’s employees are building upon the company’s rich heritage of medical breakthroughs to advance the next generation of healthcare innovations that enable patient care. Our commitment to our mission means we are there when patients and healthcare professionals need us, during the critical moments that matter most.


This position will consist of managing sterilization processes before products are released as well as managing how the production process works.  This role would be best fit for an Engineer that possesses sterility assurance/science experience as well as project management skills.  The position may require up to 20% travel, but mainly supports global manufacturing facilities from Baxter's Round Lake, IL facility.


1) Establish recognition within Baxter as a leader in Sterilization (Moist Heat, Ethylene Oxide, Radiation, Aseptic Processing).

2) With minimal guidance, schedule and lead a team through the planning and execution of a small project or a defined piece of a large project. This includes constructing detailed, accurate project schedules, interfacing with development groups and technical support groups. 

3) Support product development efforts through the management and execution of the sterilization related deliverables. 

4) Contribute to the maintenance of Baxter's leadership position for sterilization within the healthcare industry.

5) Devise new approaches to complex problems through adaptations and modifications of standard technical principles. 

6) Prioritize multiple tasks, write protocols, develop budgets and other required data and paperwork.

7) May supervise/coordinate assigned work for engineers and/or technicians. 

1) Must possess knowledge of sterilization (Moist Heat, Ethylene Oxide, Radiation, Aseptic Processing). 
2) The position requires relevant laboratory skills, writing skills, computer skills plus teamwork/interpersonal skills.
3) Strong project management and leadership skills.
4) Global experience and cross functional teamwork a major plus.
5) Proficient in relevant product or process development processes.
6) Display a solid understanding of theories/practices utilized by other disciplines outside primary area of expertise.
7) Ability to convince management on courses of action with minimal assistance using both written and verbal methods.
8) Effectively operate in and may facilitate cross-functional teams with guidance.
9) Must be able to provide solutions that reflect understanding business objectives and cost implications.
10) Displays a strong understanding of engineering concepts in support of the appropriate areas of technical expertise.
11) Must have a working knowledge or training and demonstrated proficiency (e.g. project management, total quality management, statistical methods, problem analysis and resolution, material science, design of experiments, software development).
12) B.S. in Engineering REQUIRED and 5 - 8 years related experience, or M.S. and 2- 4 years related experience. Ph.D. 1 - 2 years experience.  


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