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Production Tech III, 2nd shift

Req # JR - 032625 Location Bloomington, Indiana Job Category Assembly Jobs Date posted 01/20/2021

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A Production Technician III provides direct support to equipment in the Packaging production area.  This support consists of the initial set-up of equipment prior to batch processing, changeover activities between batch processing, and troubleshooting during batch processing. A Production Technician III reports directly to the Finishing Supervisor, works with various cross-functional teams to maximize equipment efficiencies and provide ideas for continuous improvement opportunities. The Production Technician III must fully support operations on the production floor and communicate effectively with production team members.  This opportunity is on the 2nd shift with shift differential eligibility while working on the 2nd shift.

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

Performance analysis (40%)

  • Analyze machine/line downtime and efficiency information to respond to operational needs
  • Communicate equipment issues to subsequent shifts, Supervisor and appropriate personnel via electronic tech report
  • Evaluate and implement improvements to all processes associated with the equipment to increase efficiencies and reduce waste.
  • Use all available data (downtime reports, OEE, etc.) to understand and target bottlenecks in the process

Trouble shooting (20%)

  • Initiate/complete work orders for equipment related problems
  • Provide recommendations and implement solutions to equipment/process challenges
  • Utilize all available information and support groups to resolve problems in a timely manner
  • Document/communicate issues and appropriate resolution

Set up, changeover (15%)

  • Ensure all setup and changeover activities are complete and accurate
  • Perform major line changeovers
  • Monitor setup and changeover process to ensure completion within target set/changeover time
  • Evaluate changeover parts and ensure that appropriate repairs are made between uses or replacement parts are ordered

Training and continuous improvement (15%)

  • Provide training to Machine Operators for general equipment operation, setup, and changeover
  • Develop Machine Operator skill set to include trouble shooting
  • Work with Finishing Training, Supervisors, Machine Operators, etc. to update/improve SOPs

Equipment qualification (10%)

  • Provide support to equipment qualification/validation
  • Develop SOPs for equipment implementation
  • Work with Tech Services, Engineering, Maintenance and Production to ensure smooth transition to production use
  • Provide direct support to test components and equipment

Job Requirements (Education, Experience and Qualifications):

  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Minimum 3 years related industrial maintenance experience required.
  • 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 50 pounds
  • Required to stand for up to 8 hours per day, including constant standing for 2 hours at a time
  • Must be able to lift 20 pounds overhead
  • Duties may require overtime work, including nights and weekends
  • Use of hands and fingers to manipulate equipment is required

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. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, please send an e-mail to [email protected] and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.

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