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Automation and Control Engineer (Field Based)

Req #: JR - 024233 Location: Newbury, England, United Kingdom Job Category: Engineering Date Posted: 08/05/2020

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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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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.”

Automation and Control Engineer (Field Based)

Req # JR - 024233 Location Newbury, United Kingdom Additional Locations 37.5 Job Category Engineering Date posted 08/05/2020

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Summary

We are currently looking for an experience Automation and Control Engineer, to cover our UK Compounding sites (Oxford, Stockport, Thetford and Croydon). To Manage and coordinate software & Instrumentation calibrated equipment related maintenance and improvement activity in order that equipment availability, reliability and capability is continuously improved. Lead equipment related capital investment in association with the Compounding facilities and equipment budget. Ensure all equipment is calibrated and maintained in compliance with the requirements of cGMP, FDA, ISO13485 and EHS Legislation.

Essential duties & Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate a Safety first approach to every single aspect of the role
  • Maintain and Improve 21 CFR Part 11 Compliance across UK Compounding.
  • Trouble shooting, fault finding & resolution to root cause of UK Compounding related plant and equipment software and Instrumentation.
  • Ownership of shutdown planning and execution, inclusive of shutdown and start up activities.
  • To implement the engineering improvement plan for the software and instrumentation at UK Compounding Units.
  • Heavy focus on reliability of plant and equipment, working relentlessly to ensure that plant availability & OEE metrics are continuously improved.
  • To deliver best in class equipment availability and reliability through reactive, preventative and predictive maintenance techniques.
  • To plan and direct the installation, testing, operation, maintenance and repair of all facilities and equipment within the UK Compounding Units.
  • To develop and implement Preventative Maintenance procedures & schedules that assures equipment availability and reliability and product quality in line with the Compounding Engineering Strategy and Baxter Perfect Equipment requirements.
  • Active member of the Perfect Equipment Steering Committee.
  • Provide a standardised Perfect Equipment system for Instrumentation across the UK Compounding Units in collaboration with local Engineering, Operational staff and the UK & IRE Engineering Manager.
  • To direct and co-ordinate the engineering activities associated with software and instrumentation at all UK Compounding Units, managing contractors, service providers, installation engineers etc..
  • To coordinate and direct engineering projects associated to software and instrumentation within UK Compounding Units such that they are completed on time and within budget.
  • To perform administrative functions, review and write reports, and make decisions on the purchase of parts, equipment and services.
  • To provide engineering support to process and equipment improvement activities in support of increasing equipment OEE and Availability.
  • Team member and Project Manager for the delivery of the UK Compounding Project portfolio
  • Identification and management of critical instrumentation spares inventory for UK Compounding for parts sharing initiatives.
  • Provision of training to local Equipment Engineers regarding PLC and Control philosophy to enable trouble shooting and first line fix.

Education & Experience

  • Good level of experience of maintaining electrical and mechanical plant and equipment.
  • Ambitious, with strong emotional intelligence, this role offers huge scope for professional development.
  • A Craft Apprenticeship (& HNC preferred) in Electrical or Instrumentation Engineering is required.
  • Extensive experience as a hands on multi-skilled engineer maintaining electrical, control, mechanical and pneumatic related plant and equipment
  • Experience of installation of new plant and automation equipment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Responsive and flexible attitude to supporting internal and external customer requirements
  • Experience of working as a support function with a high focus on reliability
  • Rapid appreciation of issues, sound judgement and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines within a dedicated team
  • Knowledge and experience of clean room operations and associated equipment
  • Practical Problem Solving
  • GMP
  • Project Management
  • Risk Assessment
  • Failure Mode Effect Analysis
  • Negotiation skills

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