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Lead Mechanical Engineer (Irvine, CA Based; New Role; Hybrid Work Model)

Req #: 22122286 Location Irvine, California, United States Job Category: Research and Development Date Posted: 06/01/2022

Overview

This is where new knowledge is discovered. Baxter’s Research and Development teams work cross functionally to innovate, develop and introduce creative solutions for patients needs globally. From Scientists to Engineers, your work creates the products that save and sustain lives.

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Lead Mechanical Engineer (Irvine, CA Based; New Role; Hybrid Work Model)

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. 

Your Role at Baxter

This is where your work saves lives

The research we do and the products we develop improve outcomes for patients around the world. As a Lead Mechanical Engineer at Baxter, your work contributes directly to making a significant impact on others. It's challenging work—and you're not on your own. Our teams collaborate cross-functionally and lead by influence. Whether guiding a team through a project or leading direct reports, our research and development team is responsible for influencing others to achieve results.

Our colleagues within our R&D organization desire to work on products that make a significant difference in others' lives. We are motivated by the power of collaboration and are natural leaders who are skilled at influencing others.

Your Team

While everyone at Baxter has a shared passion for our mission, the R&D teams play a meaningful role in our ability to save and sustain lives. The Irvine R&D team is focused upon next generation product development for treating those afflicted with COPD. This position will work from product requirements to generate specifications, designs and contribute to verification, validation and design transfer!

Baxter understands that learning and development are important. Whether it's training, striving toward a promotion, or gaining experience with other portfolios or business units, Baxter leaders frequently speak with their teams about how employees are trying to grow and how they can support those efforts. With the ability to chart your own path, the development opportunities are endless.

What you'll be doing

  • Generate technical specifications and designs consistent with design requirements.

  • Support human factors and usability workstreams so that products can be optimally validated and fulfill user needs.

  • Collaborate with the Program Manager and R&D management to assure that project plans are comprehensive and complete.

  • Direct and drive all technical aspects of the development of Class II medical devices.

  • Prepare and present technical design reviews.

  • Direct technician(s) and other assigned personnel to complete builds, testing, documentation on an as-needed basis.

  • Plan, implement, and deliver all required DHF artifacts for assigned designs in a timely manner.

What you'll bring

  • BSME or equivalent

  • 8+ years; of work experience in a medical device company

  • Knowledge and experience with heat transfer and thermodynamics

  • Expert understanding of injection molding for thermoplastic and elastomer parts

  • Experience with biocompatibility and material selection

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience with rigorous design verification

  • Solid understanding of statistics

  • Self-starter able and willing to work in a small team, fast paced environment

  • Experience with pneumatics and respiratory care devices or disposables a plus

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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

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 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

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."

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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