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Pouch Operator, 3rd shift - Starting Pay: $16.75 per hour with Shift Premium + $1,000 Sign-On Bonus*

Req # JR - 055645 Location Marion, North Carolina, United States Job Category Assembly Jobs Date posted 12/14/2021

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. 

The Pouch Operator is an hourly non-exempt position which contributes to our mission of saving and sustaining lives by inspecting, printing, filling, and sealing flexible containers which hold IV therapies, premixed drugs, renal therapies and other sterile solutions.  This individual will be working in a Class III Controlled Environment which includes the following dress/gowning requirements: safety glasses, ear plugs, hairnet and beard cover (additional PPE required when cleaning and manually loading trucks); constant or intermittent exposure to elevated levels of noise; involves working around equipment, machinery and belts; requires occasionally working with chemical cleaners and disinfectants.  Overtime is worked as required. 


  • Over-pouch and seal the over-pouch, enclosing a bag containing solutions or premixed drugs, at a rate consistent with production needs

  • Inspect and ensure that the over-pouches, bags and their components meet quality standards

  • Perform scheduled quality checks using an assortment of gauges and a scale

  • Perform and document scheduled cleaning activities

  • Notify the supervisor and take appropriate action if any safety, quality, mechanical 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

  • Correct any over-pouch seal or packaging issues previously identified

Minimum Requirements:

  • High School Diploma, GED or ability to pass the literacy assessment

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

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

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

  • Must be able to perform basic mathematics

  • Possess or have the ability to obtain Inspector Certification

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires continuous grasping, pushing/pulling up to 15 pounds and reaching with hands and arms

  • Lifting and carrying on average up to 15 pounds frequently throughout the shift

  • Normal visual acuity and the ability to distinguish color are necessary

  • Ability to complete quick and precise repetitive processes using both arms and both hands

  • Occasionally specialized physicals are required when working with certain drug codes

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

*Eligible applicants must submit their application through the Baxter Careers website between December 1, 2021 - January 31, 2022 and be employed by Baxter for 90 days to receive the $1,000 sign-on bonus



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