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Finishing Group Leader (2nd Shift) - $23.20/hr + shift differential, benefits day one

Req # JR - 034146 Location Bloomington, Indiana, United States Job Category Assembly Jobs Date posted 05/04/2021

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. 


Meet client demand and expectations with first pass quality following controlled procedures and cGMP guidelines.  Provide leadership, coaching and communication on an individual and group basis.  Align priorities, action, and communication to established KPIs (key performance indicators). Lead, train and develop personnel to adhere to guidelines and achieve goals in order to meet client demand.  Collaborate with various dynamic, empowered teams to inspect, label and package pharmaceutical products.  Contribute to creating an environment where teamwork, productivity, safety, identity, strength, purity and quality (SISPQ) are reflected in the finished product.

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

Production Operations Monitoring & Execution (30%)

  • Analyze process (and machine) downtime and efficiency information to respond to operational needs
  • Communicate process/equipment delays to appropriate levels of management as well as subsequent shifts
  • Work with Sr. Technicians to improve line performance (uptime and efficiency)
  • Manage and track TOR (Time out of refrigeration) for refrigerated product
  • Coordinate material delivery and pick-up with Warehouse and Label Control personnel
  • Manage electronic inventory transactions at the time of activity completion
  • Coordinate with Technical Services and Engineering to process Technical and Qualification studies, respectively
  • Monitor and ensure batch record requirements and applicable SOPs are being followed/executed properly
  • Input line data

Batch Record Review and Completion (20%)

  • Discover and correct any documentation errors that occur on shift
  • Ensure no documentation omissions exist and all activities are documented at the time of performance
  • Complete batch record review
  • Ensure batch record reviews allow achievement of desired first pass quality
  • Review batch record and batch record forms for accuracy and completeness; sign for review
  • Assist with investigations stemming from production deviations or errors (exceptions)

Talent Development and Coaching (20%)

  • Develop operators in their respective competencies via coaching and creating opportunities to learn/perform new responsibilities
  • Provide verbal and written feedback for individuals with whom you have led or worked with for performance evaluations and individual development
  • Explain why and involve team in understanding client demand, processing instructions and objectives

Set-up/Tear down/Clearance (15%)

  • Set-up for next shift operations
  • Organize and assign responsibilities for area clearances
  • Review and confirm comprehension of FSS for machine and packaging operators
  • Ensure clearance activities meet established turnaround targets
  • Execute start-up checklist to release line/area for production operations
  • Allocate appropriate personnel and monitor changeover times to established targets
  • Ensure all auxiliary equipment (i.e. bar code scanners, inkjet/laser coders, conveyors, etc) is available for production use per schedule

Continuous Improvement, Training, and Safety (15%)

  • Solicit feedback from operators on how we can make their job better or easier
  • Work with Finishing Training, Supervisors, peers, and operators to update/improve SOPs and Batch Records
  • Participate in continuous improvement initiatives formally (i.e. rapid improvement events) and informally (i.e. daily/weekly projects)
  • Encourage and promote good safety practices; provide immediate feedback to staff if there is an unsafe condition/practice occurring
  • Immediately address any safety or training deficiencies discovered by your team or yourself; notify appropriate levels of management as necessary.
  • Provide verbal and written feedback to Labeling, Tech Services and Packaging Development to correct design flaws or to drive equipment/personnel efficiencies through material changes
  • Sustain 6S environment

Internal Management Responsibilities

  • Attend training and continuous improvement events
  • Attend meetings
  • Assist with vendor/client tours and audits, as needed

Frequency and Methods of Reporting and Feedback

  • Shift reports (publish daily)
  • Kanban meeting
  • Update board
  • E-mails
  • Weekly shift meetings
  • Status meetings with Manager
  • Daily production reports to department coordinator
  • Provide input toward performance review programs and assist in delivery of feedback
  • Meet as required with Tech Services, Quality Assurance, Trainers, Scheduling

Performance Measurements

  • Batch schedule completions
  • Exceptions unplanned/production errors
  • Follow through
  • Positive team leader
  • Employee development
  • Positive relationship, bridge builder with other departments
  • Self-improvement
  • Time management
  • Batch Record turnaround
  • Resolve situations independently
  • Shows respect and integrity
  • Takes initiative
  • Dependability
  • Able to convey a cooperative, positive and professional demeanor (positive attitude)
  • Communication
  • Attendance
  • Safety
  • Participation in continuous improvement ideas, implementation and development
  • Line efficiency reports
  • Documentation errors entered into data system
  • Documentation turnaround
  • Clearance turnaround
  • Input line data 

Job Requirements (Education and Experience)

  • Ability to focus for extended periods of time on repetitive tasks
  • Dexterity
  • Problem identification and solving
  • Computer familiarity
  • Team oriented
  • Communication
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to follow verbal and written direction
  • Work independently
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Basic math skills, spelling and reading
  • Able to convey a cooperative, positive and professional demeanor

Physical / Safety Requirements

  • Must be able to meet 20/20 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.


Equal Employment Opportunity

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