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Utility Engineer

Req #: JR - 049081 Location Jayuya, Jayuya, Puerto Rico Job Category: Engineering Date Posted: 12/02/2021

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Utility Engineer

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. 

JOB PURPOSE

The utilities engineer must continually demonstrate professional competency in assuming liaison or control responsibility for coordinating critical systems and multidisciplinary engineering activities while interacting with all other elements of the organization. The complexity of the plant utilities engineer position is such that no single engineering science comprises all its needs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensures Critical Systems adhere to GMP's and maintain a professional and clean appearance at all times.

  • Responsible for oversight of all utilities maintenance, boilers, distilled water (DW), non-distilled water (NDW), nitrogen, compress air, pipes, electrical and mechanical systems in good operating conditions.

  • Responsible for ongoing inspection to determine need for repairs or replacement related to equipment.

  • Plans, budgets and schedules utilities modifications including cost estimates, bid sheets, layouts and contracts.

  • Oversee, implement and maintain utilities, EPA, OSHA, and DOT regulations such as but not limited to hazardous waste management, LPG, safety "and fire protection.

  • Coordinate outside contractors for various works within utilities.

  • Develop facilities check list for utilities to assure optimal standards.

  • Lead capital equipment projects and other major projects as assigned by the Engineering Manager.

  • Assure master plant layout documents are updated and maintained in AutoCad.

  • Responsible for management and supervision of utilities personnel, full utilization of existing plant equipment, and maintain optimum quality and overall equipment effectiveness (OEE).

  • Support the Department in manufacturing projects such as: Part Upgrades, Maintenance and Equipment function.

  • Provides technical support for different skills needed to perform new processes.

  • Train new personnel on assigned areas.

  • Fill out all documentation at utilities assuring the compliance with FDA, cGMP's, cGDP's, JIB's, and other internal and external regulations.

  • Enforce and maintain cGMP's, cSOP's, Safety Rules, Quality Standards and OSHA practices at the Department.

  • Evaluates and approves specifications changes.

  • Analyze and completes exceptions documentation and implement corrective actions at the utilities area.

  • Develop technician and operators ACE.Perform revision with employees as required and document periodic meeting with personnel.

  • Coordinates area operation requirements as per productions schedule requirements.

  • Fill out all the reports on a timely basis as requested by the immediate supervisor (eg. weekly reports, monthly reports, annually reports).

  • Supervise and approve the preventive / corrective maintenance work for all the utilities equipment.

  • Occasionally should be able to work at any shift when its required.

  • Able to handle multiple tasks at the same time.

  • Must be able to keep the work area in the most clean and order conditions.

  • Team worked oriented.

QUALIFICATIONS 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s Degree in engineering one to three years of experience, Computer Literacy, Mechanical, Electrical or Chemical Engineer knowledge is desired.  Person must be able to use computers to perform commons task such as; reading e-mail, MS Office and Human Machine Interfaces for equipment operations.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Manages several technicians and operators in the Utilities Department.  Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of this unit.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write simple reports.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to supervisors, working teams, and other employees of the organization.  Must be bilingual (English / Spanish).

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to comprehend and apply principles of advanced calculus, modern algebra, and advanced statistical theory. Ability to work with concepts such as limits, rings, quadratic and differential equations, and proofs of theorems.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

cGMP's Training, Explosive license, Professional Engineer, Member of "CIAPR" of P.R. and other certificates, or exams that the immediate supervisor refers.

COMPANY REGULATORY COMPLIANCE

Observe and promote company security, industrial hygiene, cGMP's, procedures and other security measures already established by the company; should inform any violation.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.  The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, or crawl.  The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, and talk or hear.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 to 50 pounds (with the proper safety equipment).  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock, explosives, and vibration.  The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

SAFETY EQUIPMENT and/or EQUIPMENT

The employee is required to use the appropriate Safety Equipment that Baxter requires to comply with all Safety and Security rules (in Regulated Areas), such as: safety glasses, safety shoes, uniform, special safety suit, gloves, etc.

The incumbent must be use industrial and non-industrial computerized equipment; manufacturing equipment; telephone; office supply; computer; control panels; Heise; Dead Weight Tester; RTD; Voltage Standard; electric fork lift, small precision tools.

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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 Anwesha – recently promoted to Manager, she leads a team of software engineers for our Medication Delivery business.

“I grew up in a small coastal town in India called Bhubaneswar, where we have our own traditions and culture. I think this has helped me grow personally and professionally. Working with a global team at Baxter, my background helps me to be open, appreciate and relate to people from all different places.”

Meet Sam – he has been with Baxter for over 15 years, working as an Engineering Technologist in Round Lake, IL, US.

“I have a wonderful team. They have been flexible and open to the differences in communication methods and work style necessary for me to excel. If I didn’t have that support, I wouldn’t be where I am now and I wouldn’t have been able to advance within the company. I’m proud to work at Baxter.”

Meet Erika – she has been an engineer in Round Lake, IL, US for over four years, promoted to Senior Principal Engineer in 2019.

“My involvement with National Society of Black Engineers outside of work has afforded me the opportunity to manage Baxter’s external partnership with the organization, exposing us to networking and talent that can help drive diversity and innovation, and providing opportunities for more community engagement and involvement, which I know a lot of my colleagues like.”

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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 Sarah – (center) with members of the Baxter Engineering team who initiated a corporate partnership with Society of Women Engineers.

“Initially I thought I would go to medical school and become a doctor, but I remember calling my mom sophomore year in college and saying ‘I’m going to miss my math.’ I realized at that moment that I preferred to be behind the scenes helping patients by making products that will save them..”

Meet Anwesha – recently promoted to Manager, she leads a team of software engineers for our Medication Delivery business.

“I grew up in a small coastal town in India called Bhubaneswar, where we have our own traditions and culture. I think this has helped me grow personally and professionally. Working with a global team at Baxter, my background helps me to be open, appreciate and relate to people from all different places.”

Meet Sam – he has been with Baxter for over 15 years, working as an engineering technologist in Round Lake, IL, US.

“I have a wonderful team. They have been flexible and open to the differences in communication methods and work style necessary for me to excel. If I didn’t have that support, I wouldn’t be where I am now and I wouldn’t have been able to advance within the company. I’m proud to work at Baxter.”

Meet Erika – she has been an engineer in Round Lake, IL, US for over four years, promoted to Senior Principal Engineer in 2019.

“My involvement with National Society of Black Engineers outside of work has afforded me the opportunity to manage Baxter’s external partnership with the organization, exposing us to networking and talent that can help drive diversity and innovation, and providing opportunities for more community engagement and involvement, which I know a lot of my colleagues like.”

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