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Senior Maintenance Supervisor, 3rd Shift

Req # JR - 129321 Location Cleveland, Mississippi, United States Job Category Maintenance Date posted 05/13/2024

This is where you save and sustain lives

At Baxter, we are deeply connected by our mission. No matter your role at Baxter, your work makes a positive impact on people around the world. You’ll feel a sense of purpose throughout the organization, as we know our work improves outcomes for millions of patients. 

Baxter’s products and therapies are found in almost every hospital worldwide, in clinics and in the home. For over 85 years, we have pioneered significant medical innovations that transform healthcare.

Together, we create a place where we are happy, successful and inspire each other. This is where you can do your best work. 

Join us at the intersection of saving and sustaining lives— where your purpose accelerates our mission. 

Your role at Baxter:

The supervisor position is responsible for directing the daily activities of a maintenance team.  These responsibilities as well as others could include setting priorities, assigning work, being a technical resource, personnel development and working with other departments for a specific production area / shift to ensure manufacturing goals and project deadlines are met while maintaining compliance with current good manufacturing practices (GMPs), good documentation practices (GDPs) environmental health and safety (EHS) guidelines and any other regulations that could apply.

Your team:

Baxter’s employees are united in a mission to save and sustain lives. We are passionate about applying scientific innovation to meet the needs of the millions of people worldwide who depend on our medically necessary therapies and technologies. We focus on increasing access to healthcare, innovating in crucial areas of unmet need, and pursuing creative collaborations that bring our mission to life for patients every day.

What you'll be doing:

  • Oversee and lead a maintenance team that could include mechanics and technicians to support operations in an area(s)

  • Oversee execution of assigned planned maintenance periods and / or other projects.

  • Ensure compliance as it relates to PMs, maintenance documentation, training, quality, 6s, safety.

  • Provide a positive and equitable working environment emphasizing the Baxter Cultural Levers

  • Support and Emphasize the Safety and Quality commitments of the department – make decisions concerning these commitments within the area.

  • Provide direction of resources in the most efficient and productive manner possible.

  • Identify/prioritize/provide resources on a shift to assist the superintendent to meet the annual operational plan and budgetary commitments,

  • Facilitate, verify, and even conduct appropriate training for employees in the area (including but not limited to GMP, troubleshooting, maintenance skills, and safety)

  • Ensure compliance with all GMP rules, specifications, SOPs, and FDA requirements as required.

  • Commit to employee feedback and developmental process – support Talent Management goals, conduct recognition and disciplinary action for employees, facilitate employee representation throughout the organization.

  • Submit and/or maintain and distribute reports related to attendance, labor, maintenance metrics, safety, and others as needed.

  • Sustain a clean and safe work area using 6S principles

  • Learn, understand and apply rigorous quality standards, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP)

What you'll bring:

  • AAS degree in a technical discipline or equivalent experience required.

  • Minimum of 7 years of industrial maintenance experience

  • BS degree in technical discipline preferred

  • CMRP certification preferred

  • Experience in a pharmaceutical facility preferred

  • Demonstrated communication, administrative and strong technical leadership skills with ability to interface well with other departments, and lead effectively and efficiently in a team environment.

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a manufacturing plant setting.

  • Good assessment and troubleshooting skills (mechanical, electrical, and process) with demonstrated and proven experience and background.

  • Good computer skills to include Microsoft Office

  • Solid understanding of maintenance systems to include preventive maintenance and CMMS.

  • Ability to understand regulatory and safety guidelines applicable to the medical / pharmaceutical industry and industry in general. Must have experience and knowledge with Lockout / Tagout and other Safety Programs.

  • Ability to analyze and solve problems related to equipment and processes

  • Ability to respond to detailed inquiries, and present information to groups and department management.

  • Have good project management skills and ability to organize multiple projects and priorities as required.

  • Understand verbal and written safety and quality instructions and read and comprehend written work instructions including words and drawings.

  • Must have basic English written and oral communication skills adequate to communicate with other team members.

We understand compensation is an important factor as you consider the next step in your career.At Baxter, we are committed to equitable pay for all our employees, and we strive to be more transparent with our pay practices.To that end, this position has a salary range of $80,000 to $110,000. The above range represents the expected salary range for this position.The actual salary may vary based upon several factors including, but not limited to, relevant skills/experience, time in the role, business line, and geographic/office location.

Other Duties as Assigned

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Overtime is worked as required.


The successful candidate for this job may be required to verify that he or she has been vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to reasonable accommodations for individuals with medical conditions or religious beliefs that prevent vaccination, and in accordance with applicable law.

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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