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Director, Engineering

Req #: JR - 044159 Location Mountain Home, Arkansas, United States Job Category: Engineering Date Posted: 07/07/2021

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Director, Engineering

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:

Directly and through subordinates, the Director of Engineering directs and provides technical guidance to project, process, and industrial engineers, facilities, utilities and the maintenance organization.  The Director of Engineering is responsible for providing plant manufacturing capacity, process automation and optimization, and engineering support for the Plastics, Injection Molding and Device and Product Assembly areas. The Director of Engineering also provides needed support to divisional partners during new product development.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Direct the activities of the utility, facility, industrial and project engineering staffs by prioritizing projects, providing technical guidance, establishing, evaluating, and reviewing performance goals and objectives for each subordinate.
  • Establish and control capital and operating budgets for the department.
  • Manage the design, installation and start-up of new equipment and systems.
  • Direct activities of outside engineering groups for the plant.
  • Manage development of site engineering standards.
  • Manage design and construction of manufacturing specialty systems.
  • Insures his/her and department employee compliance with all Good Manufacturing Practices (Quality Systems Regulations), ISO 9000 Regulations, and ISO 13485  Requirements.
  • Lead technological advances in systems in the plastics and device assembly areas.
  • Provide support for routine, preventive, and predictive maintenance activities.
  • Drive Engagement in the team through modeling our Leader Behaviors:
    • Communication – actively keep work group informed.  Own the message and speak with one voice with site leadership
    • Recognition – regularly acknowledge and celebrate the achievements, contributions and efforts from the team
    • Feedback – provide positive coaching and development of team members and consistently manage performance and behavior issues with dignity and respect
    • Enabling Success – ensure team members have what they need to be successful on a daily basis, and in their career aspirations

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science in relevant Engineering discipline with advanced technical degree or equivalent experience. 
  • Twelve or more years of relevant technical experience. 
  • Several years of technical management experience including cross functional teams, resource and budget management, and strategic development experience. 
  • Process Equipment Installations
  • Manufacturing System Installations
  • Project Management
  • Communication skills
  • Organization skills
  • Ability to develop personnel

Physical / Safety Requirements

  • Duties may require overtime work, including nights and weekends
  • Use of hands and fingers to manipulate office equipment is required
  • Position requires standing and walking  for extended periods of time 

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 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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