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Principal Engineer

Req #: 170007ZN_en
Location: Braine-l'Alleud, BE
Job Category: Research
Date Posted: 11/15/2017 5:41:24 AM
Baxter International
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The Job

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.
  • Provide in depth technical expertise on products design and usage, including material selections both in the market and emerging regions.
  • Effectively support suppliers and team members in the creation and implementation of sustaining engineering development.
  • 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, mechanical design principles...) to design product components 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
Who you are
  • Education: Bachelor degree in relevant scientific discipline with 5-7 years’ experience or Master degree with 3-5 years’ experience or PhD with 0-3 years’ experience.
  • Possess relevant laboratory/technical, writing and computer skills.
  • Ability to organize, assess and communicate complex information that engages the audience.
  • Utilize a logical, methodical approach in independently solving problems, developing solutions, and making recommendations.
  • 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 make routine decisions independently.
  • 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.
What we offer

It is a challenging opportunity for you and also a chance to work in a diverse team with a great mix of people. Joining Baxter means joining a team that you can truly learn from!
We encourage our employees to develop their skills to meet the demands of an ever-changing work environment, providing them with opportunities to achieve personal and professional goals that will make them valued contributors throughout their careers. If you have an interest in this great opportunity and think you can make a difference then this could well be the role for you.
If you want to learn more about career opportunities go to http://www.baxter.com/careers.page

Who we are

Baxter touches millions of lives every day. Our products and services are essential building blocks of healthcare. You’ll find Baxter’s products and therapies on nearly every floor, in almost every hospital worldwide. You’ll find us in clinics and in the home. Patients and providers rely on Baxter for lifesaving renal and medical products.
Our mission to save and sustain lives inspires our work and our commitment to expanding access to care, providing cost-effective healthcare solutions, delivering quality products and advancing innovations for the world.
Our 50,000 employees serve patients and clinicians in more than 100 countries and are dedicated to ensuring Baxter is there when patients need care.
Our inclusive culture and a diverse workforce drives innovation, creates trusted partnerships with customers, suppliers, and community partners, and contributes to the success and sustainability of our business.
Every day at Baxter is a chance to save and sustain lives

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