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Packaging Operator (2nd Shift)

Req #: 170008IZ_en
Location: Bloomington, IN US
Job Category: Manufacturing
Date Posted: 10/3/2017 5:21:37 PM
Baxter International


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 Finishing Packaging Operator inspects, labels, and packages pharmaceutical products to meet client demand and expectations. They contribute to creating an environment where teamwork, productivity, safety, identity, strength, purity and quality (SISPQ) are reflected in the finished product. This position reports a Manufacturing Supervisor

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

1. Label, package and document per written instructions (40%)
• Package product in boxes, cartons, syringes, vials, blisters
• Count materials/product to ensure accurate count
• Apply labels to various components
• Replenish packaging materials to areas/work cells as directed by Group Leader
• Monitor and document TOR (time out of refrigeration)
• Complete batch record protocol steps at the time of performance

2. Inspect, verify, and track (35%)
• Scan printed materials Manually examine printed materials and products to ensure specifications are met, including variable text printed on-line
• Verify incoming materials for use
• Inspect product/materials for defects
• Perform bar code and systems challenges (as applicable) for equipment used
• Complete end of batch reconciliation and count verification
• Retrieve product samples
• Monitor and ensure appropriate downtime and efficiency information is logged accurately

3. Set-up, tear down, and clear (15%)
• Participate and assist with line clearance activities
• Remove batch related materials from production area
• Ensure electronic inventory transactions for inventory tracking movement and material verification are completed
• Clean and clear debris from all work areas
• Dispose of rejects in the appropriate disposal area following reconciliation
• Stage materials in the appropriate designated locations
• Enter and verify information in logbooks, as needed
• Apply representation samples to the batch records as required
• Indicate appropriate signals with HMI (human machine interface) to track clearance, set-up, time, etc.

4. Continuous improvement, safety, and training (10%)
• Participate/lead stretching exercises
• Review and ensure daily 6S compliance
• Ensure all safety practices are followed and keep area clean and clear of hazards
• Clean and clear debris from all work areas
• Identify, communicate and solve problems to ensure quality, efficiency, and safety objectives are met


Job Requirements (Education, Experience and Qualifications):
• High school diploma or GED required
• 6 months previous Pharmaceutical Manufacturing experience preferred
• 2 years of experience operating and troubleshooting complex production equipment 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 / Safety Requirements:
• Must be able to meet 20/25 corrected vision requirement and pass color blind test
• Must be able to lift, push/pull, and carry up to 40 pounds
• Required to stand for over 4 hours per day, including constant standing for 2 hours at a time
• Duties may require overtime work, including nights and weekends
• Use of hands and fingers to manipulate equipment is required 

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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