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Quality Associate

Req #: JR - 045100 Location Hayward, California, United States Job Category: Quality Control Date Posted: 09/08/2021

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This is where you make a difference in our patients’ safety. As a member of the Baxter Quality team, you will play an essential part in our mission of saving and sustaining lives. Quality is important throughout the entire product lifecycle and works collaboratively with all areas of the organization. Because Quality touches everything Baxter does, a role in Quality provides many opportunities for growth, learning and a successful career that has a daily impact on people’s lives.

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Quality Associate

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. 

Summary

Baxter Hayward is looking for a Quality Associate to support the production and release of products at the site.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure continuous compliance of plant operations to GMP, local procedural requirements and Corporate policies.

  • Support the QA team with batch specific investigations and product disposition in order to allow on time batch release.

  • Support and lead problem solving investigations for product and process deviations and customer complaints.

  • Responsible for investigation and documentation associated with Corrective and Preventive Action.

  • Continuous improvement, Lean / Six Sigma approach.

  • .Provide coaching to other functions in using problem solving structured approach, root cause and analysis and investigation tools and CAPA process.

  • Collect quality data, identify key KPIs for product quality and prepare and present reports and metrics to management.

  • Perform QA review of CAPA, Change Control and Validation documentation.

  • Ensure continuous resourcing and development of the personnel at the site.

  • Ensure timely completion of all Quality System commitments.

  • Ensure timely communication of GMP and or product quality issues to QA Management.

  • Comply with EHS/GMP/GDP/company and corporate policies and external regulatory requirement.​

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree, preferably in a scientific discipline, with 3-5 years of experience in GMP manufacturing

Qualifications

  • Have excellent inter-personal, organizational and leadership skills

  • Be a passionate advocate of quality as a discipline and continuous improvement

  • Have experience in the use of quality improvement and problem-solving tools, and the interpretation of data

  • Completion of Six Sigma process improvement training (desirable but not essential)

  • Have experience of critical equipment and process Change Control

  • Have experience of critical equipment and process Validation

  • Uncompromising dedication to Quality

  • Personal accountability for results and integrity

  • Relentless focus on rapid and disciplined action

  • Critical thinking and problem solving

  • Strong work ethic

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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 Christelle, Senior Quality Manager in Malta

"I was an Engineering Graduate with a Master's in Business Administration, and was more inclined toward working with people than with machines. When I came across an opportunity to work with Baxter as a Quality Engineer, it was the perfect combination: a manufacturing environment and a role that required me to collaborate with multiple teams daily. Baxter's mission of saving and sustaining lives gives me all the purpose and fulfilment I need."

Christelle

Meet Lorena, Senior QA Associate in London, UK

"I am registered pharmacist in the UK with experience with drug products and final product release. I am very dedicated to my work and accurate in details to ensure correct assessment is provided to our customers to ensure patients' safety."

Lorena

Meet Gary, Quality Research Manager in Singapore

"I have always enjoyed working at Baxter and I find here to be a great place to work! Management truly cares for you, and invests time and resources to support your career goals and aspirations. My current role provides me the opportunity to work with culturally diverse teams, bringing different talents together, learning from one another and working toward a common goal and mission."

Gary

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.

Christelle

Meet Christelle, Senior Quality Manager in Malta

"I was an Engineering Graduate with a Master's in Business Administration, and was more inclined toward working with people than with machines. When I came across an opportunity to work with Baxter as a Quality Engineer, it was the perfect combination: a manufacturing environment and a role that required me to collaborate with multiple teams daily. Baxter's mission of saving and sustaining lives gives me all the purpose and fulfilment I need."

Lorena

Meet Lorena, Senior QA Associate in London, UK

"I am registered pharmacist in the UK with experience with drug products and final product release. I am very dedicated to my work and accurate in details to ensure correct assessment is provided to our customers to ensure patients' safety."

Gary

Meet Gary, Quality Research Manager in Singapore

"I have always enjoyed working at Baxter and I find here to be a great place to work! Management truly cares for you, and invests time and resources to support your career goals and aspirations. My current role provides me the opportunity to work with culturally diverse teams, bringing different talents together, learning from one another and working toward a common goal and mission."

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