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Quality Lab Associate I - Bioburden (3rd Shift: M-Thu)

Req #: JR - 125495 Location: Marion, North Carolina, United States Job Category: Quality Date posted: 01/25/2024

Overview

This is where you make a difference in our patients’ safety. As a member of the Baxter Quality team, you will play an essential part in our mission of saving and sustaining lives. Quality is important throughout the entire product lifecycle and works collaboratively with all areas of the organization. Because Quality touches everything Baxter does, a role in Quality provides many opportunities for growth, learning and a successful career that has a daily impact on people’s lives.

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  • Paid Time Off

  • 2 Days a Year to Volunteer

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What makes a successful Quality team member at Baxter? Take a look at some of the top traits we’re looking for and see if you’re a fit.

  • Detail Oriented
  • Continuous Learner
  • Courageous
  • Collaborative
  • Critical Thinker
  • Influential

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Quality Lab Associate I - Bioburden (3rd Shift: M-Thu)

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

This is where your creativity addresses challenges

Conduct microbiological analysis on raw materials, solution, and components following approved Standard Operating Procedures in an accurate and timely manner.

Your Team at Baxter

Within Quality, every role makes a difference. Products that Baxter makes are shipped worldwide for patients in need. Whether it's building a new process from scratch or facing a never-before-seen production hurdle, individuals within Quality are given the trust and opportunity to bring creativity to the table. Regardless of your specific role with a product, it is sure to touch a portion of our global operation.

The mission of Baxter is to save and sustain lives. This mission is embedded into everything we do. This means if there is a decision to be made where quantity and quality are at odds, we will always choose quality. Our patients come first, always.

What we offer from Day One

  • Medical, Dental and Vision coverage
  • 160 hours of Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
  • 401K match
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement

What you'll be doing

  • Test raw materials, solution, and components for bioburden (total plate count and spore)
  • Operate lab equipment such as laminar flow hoods, autoclave, incubators, and other equipment
  • Clean, prep, and sterilize laboratory equipment and supplies as needed for testing
  • Review samples received, logs samples, and enters data into computer database (LIMS)
  • Responsible for general housekeeping of laboratory and test suites
  • Sustain a clean and safe work environment applying 6S principles

What you'll bring

  • B.S. degree in Microbiology, Biology, or related science
  • 0-2 years of experience; minimum 1 year experience in Pharmaceutical/Medical Device industry preferred
  • Computer literate/knowledge of Microsoft office applications (Word, Excel)
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Must have a basic understanding of laboratory instrumentation
  • Good documentation skills and knowledge of GDPs (Good Documentation Practices)
  • Able to manage multiple tasks/priorities in a timely manner
  • Knowledge of aseptic technique and microbiological testing according to FDA, cGMP, GLPs and USP testing methodology
  • Familiarity with LIMS (or equivalent system) and TrackWise
  • Serve as mentor to Quality Lab Technician (QLT) positions
  • Able to communicate effectively with supervisors and peers
  • Must be experienced in implementing general microbiology procedures

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 employees, and we strive to be more transparent with our pay practices. The estimated base salary for this position is $56,000 - $77,000 annually. The estimated range is meant to reflect an anticipated salary range for the position. We may pay more or less than of the anticipated range based upon market data and other factors, all of which are subject to change. Individual pay is based on upon location, skills and expertise, experience, and other relevant factors. For questions about this, our pay philosophy, and available benefits, please speak to the recruiter if you decide to apply and are selected for an interview.

Other Duties as Assigned

  • 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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Reasonable Accommodations

Baxter is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities globally. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, please click on the link here and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.

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Hear from Our Employees

Our company is enriched by a diverse population of individuals in more than 100 countries that work to solve, innovate, manufacture and drive better healthcare options for patients around the world.

Meet Christelle, Senior Quality Manager in Malta

I was an Engineering Graduate with a Master's in Business Administration, and was more inclined toward working with people than with machines. When I came across an opportunity to work with Baxter as a Quality Engineer, it was the perfect combination: a manufacturing environment and a role that required me to collaborate with multiple teams daily. Baxter's mission of saving and sustaining lives gives me all the purpose and fulfilment I need.

Christelle

Meet Lorena, Senior QA Associate in London, UK

I am registered pharmacist in the UK with experience with drug products and final product release. I am very dedicated to my work and accurate in details to ensure correct assessment is provided to our customers to ensure patients' safety.

Lorena

Meet Gary, Quality Research Manager in Singapore

I have always enjoyed working at Baxter and I find here to be a great place to work! Management truly cares for you, and invests time and resources to support your career goals and aspirations. My current role provides me the opportunity to work with culturally diverse teams, bringing different talents together, learning from one another and working toward a common goal and mission.

Gary

Hear from Our Employees

Our company is enriched by a diverse population of individuals in more than 100 countries that work to solve, innovate, manufacture and drive better healthcare options for patients around the world.

Christelle

Meet Christelle, Senior Quality Manager in Malta

I was an Engineering Graduate with a Master's in Business Administration, and was more inclined toward working with people than with machines. When I came across an opportunity to work with Baxter as a Quality Engineer, it was the perfect combination: a manufacturing environment and a role that required me to collaborate with multiple teams daily. Baxter's mission of saving and sustaining lives gives me all the purpose and fulfilment I need.

Lorena

Meet Lorena, Senior QA Associate in London, UK

I am registered pharmacist in the UK with experience with drug products and final product release. I am very dedicated to my work and accurate in details to ensure correct assessment is provided to our customers to ensure patients' safety.

Gary

Meet Gary, Quality Research Manager in Singapore

I have always enjoyed working at Baxter and I find here to be a great place to work! Management truly cares for you, and invests time and resources to support your career goals and aspirations. My current role provides me the opportunity to work with culturally diverse teams, bringing different talents together, learning from one another and working toward a common goal and mission.

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