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Quality Technician

Req #: 170009KE_en
Location: Round Lake, IL US
Job Category: Quality
Date Posted: 11/3/2017 6:13:09 PM
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 Quality Lab Technician position will primarily support Microbiology Laboratory operations at the Round Lake Penicillin Manufacturing facility in Round Lake, IL.  This position encompasses biological and chemical testing support for pharmaceutical products (biologics and drugs) through all stages of the manufacturing process including incoming raw materials, in-process samples and finished product and includes facility environmental and critical systems microbiological monitoring.


  • Conduct biological and chemical testing on raw materials, initial, in-process and final products, and samples collected from environmental monitoring programs at Baxter manufacturing facilities. Work under minimum supervision.Conduct routine facility environmental monitoring (i.e. surfaces, air, particulate and personnel monitoring) and critical systems monitoring (water, clean steam, process compressed air and nitrogen).

  • Use laboratory instrumentation (i.e. particle counters, pH meter, SAS, Autoclave) and computer systems (i.e. LIMS, LabVantage) to collect and record data.
  • Prepare media and reagents used within the lab.
  • Document the completion of testing in notebooks, controlled documents, forms and LIMS and maintain accurate and complete quality records.

  • Maintain data integrity and ensure compliance with company SOPs and specifications, FDA, GLP, QSR and cGMP regulations.

  • Follow, understand and comply with Baxter SOP’s and policies on cGMP’s and safety.

  • Monitor inventory of laboratory supplies, equipment, reagents and media.  Order, receive and stock supplies as necessary.

  • Wash, wrap and prep glassware and laboratory and manufacturing equipment and sterilize using autoclave and/or depyrogenation oven.

  • Perform routine preventive maintenance activities.

  • Perform biohazardous waste disposal.

  • Participate in functions involving teams, which impact production, increase efficiency, solve problems, generate cost savings and improve quality.

  • Follow, understand and comply with Baxter SOP’s and policies on cGMP’s and safety.

  • Maintain a clean, safe and organized lab area and perform regular laboratory housekeeping activities.

  • Support improvement projects and drive efficiency through utilization of LEAN management principles (i/e/ 5S, Kaizens etc).

  • Proactively and cooperatively communicate with peers and management to ensure awareness of progress and issues; recommend solutions when issues arise.

  • Maintain and meet the highest standards in quality, customer service and regulatory compliance. 

  • Contribute to other laboratory tasks and projects as assigned.

  • Background knowledge in basic Biology and Microbiology principles including aseptic technique is strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of GLP and pharmaceutical aseptic processing cGMP requirements is preferred but not required.
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Self-motivation, adaptability, and a positive attitude in a highly dynamic environment.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds when required.
  • Occasional off-shift and weekend work required.
  • Associate’s degree preferred with 0-3 years laboratory experience, but not 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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