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Finishing Group Leader (3rd shift) - $23.20/hr + shift differential, benefits day one

Req # JR - 032664 Location Bloomington, Indiana, United States Job Category Assembly Jobs Date posted 05/04/2021

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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.

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


The Finishing Production Group Leader provides leadership, coaching and communication on an individual and group basis to meet client demand and expectations.  The Group Leader contributes to creating an environment where teamwork, productivity, Safety, Identity, Strength, Purity and Quality (SISPQ) are reflected in the finished product.  This position reports to a Manufacturing Supervisor.

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
  • Monitor production line performance and update visual controls
  • Communicate process/equipment delays to appropriate levels of management as well as subsequent shifts
  • Work with Sr. Production 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 machine downtime system and ensure equipment efficiency data integrity, as applicable
  • Monitor and ensure batch record requirements and applicable SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) are being followed/executed properly
  • Input line data into electronic reports

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 immediately following batch completion
  • 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
  • Successfully complete batch record review course and qualification
  • Meet with subsequent shift group leader to review critical batch record information and documentation
  • 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
  • client demand, processing instructions and objective to team members

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 (Finishing Specification Sheet) for machine and packaging operators
  • Ensure clearance activities meet established turnaround targets
  • 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
  • complete the check-weigher setup course and qualification

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, kaizens, cause mapping) 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
  • and Sustain 6S environment     

Job Requirements (Education and Experience):

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Minimum 2 years related experience preferred
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook and the ability to use enterprise software (examples include:  JDE, BPLM, Pilgrim, Trackwise, etc.)

Physical / Safety Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift, push/pull, and carry up to 30 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
  • Use of hands and fingers to manipulate equipment is required

Equal Employment Opportunity

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