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Inspector, Quality

Req #: JR - 047949 Location Marion, North Carolina, United States Job Category: Quality Control Date Posted: 09/15/2021

Overview

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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Inspector, Quality

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. 

Position Summary

The Quality Technician is a Salaried Non-Exempt position which contributes to our mission of saving and sustaining lives by ensuring our products and packaging meet stringent quality standards through a variety of sampling, testing and analytical processes.  

Essential Job Duties

  • Perform scheduled line checks which include verifying the correct filling equipment and production supplies are being used, the filling equipment is assembled correctly, the settings are appropriate and the batch signage is correct. - Collect samples and verify container, components and over-pouch meet quality standards, verify the accuracy & legibility of the print and check for indications of leakage

  • Examine and verify that the packaging equipment’s performance meets quality standards

  • Test and confirm that the equipment is passing/failing batch information

  • Transport samples to and from work area with a Powered Industrial Truck (PIT)

  • Document and initiate the exception process if exception is encountered using the Production Operations Management System (POMS) to research and provide details

  • Record checks and the result into POMs

  • Write and submit changes to a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) document when a process used by the Quality Technician needs an update

  • Enter exception data into a spreadsheet for trending and reporting purposes

  • Participate in the validation process for new equipment, equipment changes and new processes by performing product testing and reporting on the results

  • Notify the supervisor and take appropriate action if any safety, quality or discrepancy issues occur

  • Learn, understand and apply rigorous quality standards, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP)

  • Sustain a clean and safe work area using 6S principles including maintaining and securing provided tools  

Work Environment

  • Can include working in a Class I, Class II, Class III or Class IV Controlled Environment which may include the following dress/gowning requirements: safety glasses, ear plugs, hairnet, beard cover, isolation mask, gown, hood, boots or shoe covers and gloves.

  • There is constant or intermittent noise and vibration

  • This position involves working around moving equipment, machinery and conveyors.  

Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Must have basic English written and oral communication skills adequate to communicate with other team members

  • Understand verbal and written safety and quality instructions and read and comprehend written work instructions including words and drawings

  • Must be able to perform basic mathematics

  • Proficient in how to use measurement tools (Caliper, Micrometer, Ruler, etc.) as well as basic hand tools

  • Possess or be able to obtain Worksaver Operator Certification  

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two to three years of experience in a Quality role in a FDA regulated industry  

Physical Requirements

  • Requires the ability to stand/walk continuously throughout the shift.

  • Lifting and carrying up to 35 pounds occasionally throughout the shift.

  • Normal visual acuity is necessary including the ability to distinguish colors.

  • Must be able to squat, climb, reach above shoulder level, reach at or below shoulder level, kneel, twist and bend at the neck, twist and bend at the waist and balance  

Other Duties as Assigned

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Overtime is worked as 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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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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