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Principal Hardware Test Engineer – Medical Devices R&D

Req #: JR - 054496 Location Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, United States Job Category: Research and Development Date Posted: 01/04/2022

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Principal Hardware Test Engineer – Medical Devices R&D

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. 

Principal Hardware Test Engineer - – Medical Devices R&D  

Baxter International

Brooklyn Park, MN

About Baxter’s Acute Therapies Global Business Unit

The Acute Therapies GBU is focused on advancing our vision of innovating in critical care to give every patient the opportunity to recover.  We are reinventing who we are in this space and investing in the business to get our innovative products into more intensive care units (ICU) in more hospitals and to expand our presence across the critical care continuum, including into diagnostics and monitoring.

Intensive care is a demanding environment where saving lives is a daily reality. Here, no two patients are alike, their conditions are complex and evolving, and clinicians must manage multiple pathologies, therapies, and challenges. That's why Baxter is dedicated to serving the needs of the ICU community with a comprehensive portfolio of blood purification and fluid management products for therapies supporting multiple organs: kidney (CRRT), blood, lungs, and liver.

Position Overview

  • As a member of the Acute Therapies hardware engineering team, responsible for supporting product verification/compliance test activities on electrical and mechanical medical device components/ systems.

  • Test expertise will be applied to all levels of product development from prototypes to final design. This will include developing, executing, and validating test methods/creating associated documentation.

  • Interface with/support different groups, e.g., R&D, Project Management, Quality, and manufacturing

Critical Responsibilities

  • Develop/execute verification and compliance test methods, protocols, and reports for verification for requirement/standards

  • Drive quality into product development through analysis, test, and timely feedback of test results to the cross functional team

  • Design test cases to include test methodology, test setups, materials, equipment, procedure, and acceptance criteria based on requirement and standard

  • Functional testing of mechanical assemblies and electrical circuits

  • Document, manage and maintain test records consistent with formal test processes and Quality Management System policies/ procedures.

  • Key contributor to cross-functional team meetings/design reviews

  • Create/validate test systems needed for compliance testing/design verification

  • Review/analyze requirements and compliance standards as part of test development

  • Support hardware team in product development, concept feasibility, pre compliance and change activities by developing test, collecting, and providing test data

  • Communicate with third-party test vendors

  • Plan/prepare for timely test execution by managing test material procurement/test documentation readiness such as protocols

  • Perform failure mode analysis and root cause investigations; contribute to developing solutions

  • Review, understand and characterize electrical/mechanical designs to develop test methods and ensure coverage of requirements

  • Read/understand medical compliance standards to help define requirements, evaluate risk, and develop test procedures the ensure compliance the standard

  • Perform/lead compliance test execution including being onsite at third party Wireless/EMC and Medical device safety test labs

Education/Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Electrical Engineering strongly preferred/not required)

  • Previous experience/expert knowledge of IEC 60601 standard is strongly preferred/not required

  • Experience with EMC and Wireless testing, troubleshooting, equipment, and methods

  • 5+ years’ experience in test engineering, 3+ years in medical/healthcare preferred/not required

  • Demonstrated results in both Troubleshooting/resourcefulness; leverage own expertise/input from others to identify/resolve critical issues. Understanding/application of root cause analysis methods.

  • Knowledge of electrical/mechanical engineering disciplines with proven ability to read, understand and analyze electrical schematics/ mechanical drawings

  • Experience using electrical/mechanical lab equipment. e.g., oscilloscope, spectrum analyzer, DMM, power supply, force/pressure gauge and caliper

  • Takes a hands-on approach to testing, fault diagnosis and isolation.

  • Experience creating detailed, clear, and complete documentation and records. Experience with a Quality Management System preferred.

  • Demonstrated experience collaboratively and effectively across disciplines/project teams

  • Comfortable/effective in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, where small teams share a broad variety of duties

  • Self-starter that takes ownership of their work, has initiative and drive to accomplish team and department goals and objectives.

The successful candidate for this position will be required to provide his or her COVID-19 vaccination status as a condition to employment, pursuant to OSHA ETS requirements.  If the employee is not vaccinated, then the employee will have to submit to weekly testing, subject to potential religious or medical exemptions.

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

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Meet Reagan, Senior Research Scientist in the United States

"For me, the best thing about working at Baxter is being able to do work that’s important to people—especially patients—outside of Baxter's walls. Inside our walls, I get to work with a fantastic team, and we know we're making a difference."

Reagan

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Karthik

Meet Amitha, Research Associate in India

"Coming from a non-healthcare academic background, my current role has offered ample opportunities to learn a lot of new things. Leaders at Baxter are motivating, help us grow and provide a collaborative environment. The role gives me opportunities to have technical discussions with peers and subject matter experts globally, to learn interacting with customers, and manage project deadlines and deliverables. I am excited about shaping my career here at Baxter."

Amitha

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.

Reagan

Meet Reagan, Senior Research Scientist in the United States

"For me, the best thing about working at Baxter is being able to do work that’s important to people—especially patients—outside of Baxter's walls. Inside our walls, I get to work with a fantastic team, and we know we're making a difference."

Karthik

Meet Karthik, Director of Renal Care R&D - Digital Health & Co-President of the Asian Leadership Network Business Resource Group, United States

"I’m excited about my role because I believe that digital initiatives can make a tremendous impact on lives by allowing people to access the same therapies and have similar care — whether in a hospital, a healthcare clinic, or the patient’s home — anywhere in the world."

Amitha

Meet Amitha, Research Associate in India

"Coming from a non-healthcare academic background, my current role has offered ample opportunities to learn a lot of new things. Leaders at Baxter are motivating, help us grow and provide a collaborative environment. The role gives me opportunities to have technical discussions with peers and subject matter experts globally, to learn interacting with customers, and manage project deadlines and deliverables. I am excited about shaping my career here at Baxter."

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