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Digital Transformation Engineer

Req #: JR - 117808 Location: Marion, North Carolina, United States Job Category: Engineering Date posted: 01/19/2024

Overview

Being an Engineer at Baxter means you play a critical role in helping us achieve our mission to save and sustain lives. From innovative product design through to production and patient delivery, our Engineers are key to delivering results for our customers and patients worldwide.

  • Support for Parents

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    Well-Being Benefits

  • Paid Time Off

  • 2 Days a Year to Volunteer

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

  • Problem Solver
  • Analytical Thinker
  • Data Driven
  • Solution Focused & Results Oriented
  • Collaborative
  • Innovative

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Digital Transformation Engineer

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 expertise helps people

Baxter North Cove is on a mission to modernize our manufacturing processes through the implementation of advanced automation and Industry 4.0 tools. These tools are designed to improve our productivity goals and enable manufacturing sites to be smarter and leaner.

In this role, you will exhibit a passion for new technologies and data, possess exceptional critical thinking and interpersonal skills, and have a quest for continuous improvement. Knowledge of various leading Industry 4.0 tools such as AI/ML, computer vision, autonomous vehicles, IoT platforms, cloud & edge computing, and related-emerging technologies are preferred. You will be responsible for project management and engineering support for digital transformation initiatives. Knowledge of machine design, CAD or PLC Programming, fixing and project management is required.

Your team

We are a team of inquisitive individuals who embrace a collaborative environment to take on sophisticated challenges that meet the needs of our patients. We often need to change directions and respond to issues to avoid disruptions in our fast-paced manufacturing environment. Together, we build and maintain a positive work environment.

When you join us, you will work with a team of committed individuals who trust each other to deliver on the tasks at hand. We support innovation and out-of-the-box thinking balanced with collaboration across functions and other teams. Our leadership understands the need for continuous education and provides opportunities for further development.

What you'll be doing

  • Develop or participate in the development of solutions to problems specific to assigned project.
  • Identify equipment/automation issues and recommend/implement improvements to Digital Transformation products and technologies.
  • Generate technical documentation in support of project work and requirements, such as: protocols, reports, user requirements specifications (URS), design specifications, validation test cases, manuals, work instructions, etc.
  • Design and performs routine testing, project experiments, analysis of data and reports results.
  • Initiates new or revisions of protocols/operating instructions specific to the project.
  • Manage and implement change control activities related to equipment.
  • Performs work assignments within production department that include training and technical support.
  • Interpret, execute, and recommend modifications to operating policies where appropriate.
  • Assist in the design, installation and start-up of new equipment and systems.
  • Perform technical troubleshooting and implement problem resolution for existing and new equipment/systems.
  • Provide technical guidance to others (internal and external).
  • Provide leadership, direction, and expertise for complex projects.

What you'll bring

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering is required (Electrical, Mechanical or Mechatronics Engineering preferred).
  • 3+ years of experience in a similar role.
  • 3+ years of Rockwell PLC experience.
  • Servo control systems (Rockwell, Yaskawa).
  • Ability to read and write electrical schematics.
  • Knowledgeable in the practice and execution of validation protocols.
  • Experience with computer vision hardware (i.e., industrial cameras, lenses, optics, and lighting).
  • Experience engaging and effectively managing outside contractors, vendors, suppliers, etc.

Technical Software Skills Preferred:

  • PLC: Allen-Bradley Control Logix, AB500, Safety PLCs.
  • HMI: Allen-Bradley.
  • Communication: Understanding of TCP/IP networks, RS-232 interfaces, Profibus communication, Fieldbus and HSSB.
  • Electrical: Hands on troubleshooting and diagnostic skills, understanding of Category 3 Safety Systems, E-Plan P8, AutoCAD, ability to read /draw schematics.
  • Familiarity with drives (such as servo and VFD) motion control, encoders, hydraulics, and pneumatics.
  • Robotics: Fanuc, Yaskawa.
  • Vision Systems: Cognex, Keyence.
  • Programming (Bonus): C#, C++, VB, SQL Server.

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 $80,000 - $110,000 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. This position may also be eligible for discretionary bonuses. 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.

Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment visa at this time.

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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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 Anwesha – recently promoted to Manager, she leads a team of software engineers for our Medication Delivery business.

“I grew up in a small coastal town in India called Bhubaneswar, where we have our own traditions and culture. I think this has helped me grow personally and professionally. Working with a global team at Baxter, my background helps me to be open, appreciate and relate to people from all different places.”

Meet Sam – he has been with Baxter for over 15 years, working as an Engineering Technologist in Round Lake, IL, US.

“I have a wonderful team. They have been flexible and open to the differences in communication methods and work style necessary for me to excel. If I didn’t have that support, I wouldn’t be where I am now and I wouldn’t have been able to advance within the company. I’m proud to work at Baxter.”

Meet Erika – she has been an engineer in Round Lake, IL, US for over four years, promoted to Senior Principal Engineer in 2019.

“My involvement with National Society of Black Engineers outside of work has afforded me the opportunity to manage Baxter’s external partnership with the organization, exposing us to networking and talent that can help drive diversity and innovation, and providing opportunities for more community engagement and involvement, which I know a lot of my colleagues like.”

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 Sarah – (center) with members of the Baxter Engineering team who initiated a corporate partnership with Society of Women Engineers.

“Initially I thought I would go to medical school and become a doctor, but I remember calling my mom sophomore year in college and saying ‘I’m going to miss my math.’ I realized at that moment that I preferred to be behind the scenes helping patients by making products that will save them.”

Meet Anwesha – recently promoted to Manager, she leads a team of software engineers for our Medication Delivery business.

“I grew up in a small coastal town in India called Bhubaneswar, where we have our own traditions and culture. I think this has helped me grow personally and professionally. Working with a global team at Baxter, my background helps me to be open, appreciate and relate to people from all different places.”

Meet Sam – he has been with Baxter for over 15 years, working as an Engineering Technologist in Round Lake, IL, US.

“I have a wonderful team. They have been flexible and open to the differences in communication methods and work style necessary for me to excel. If I didn’t have that support, I wouldn’t be where I am now and I wouldn’t have been able to advance within the company. I’m proud to work at Baxter.”

Meet Erika – she has been an engineer in Round Lake, IL, US for over four years, promoted to Senior Principal Engineer in 2019.

“My involvement with National Society of Black Engineers outside of work has afforded me the opportunity to manage Baxter’s external partnership with the organization, exposing us to networking and talent that can help drive diversity and innovation, and providing opportunities for more community engagement and involvement, which I know a lot of my colleagues like.”

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