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Controls Engineer II

Req #: JR - 026179 Location: Opelika, Alabama, United States Job Category: Engineering Date Posted: 08/20/2020

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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.”

Controls Engineer II

Req # JR - 026179 Location Opelika, Alabama Additional Locations 40 Job Category Engineering Date posted 08/20/2020

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Summary

This position is responsible for providing engineering support to manufacturing areas.Due to the nature of this position, a very high degree of initiative, teamwork and communication are required.The candidate is responsible for project management and engineering support for the plant production departments and facilities.This position also provides technical guidance to other engineering staff, engineering and maintenance technicians, maintenance supervisors, and others as required.The Controls Engineer II is tasked with providing analysis of plant manufacturing capacity, process optimization and automation, VIP identification and implementation, process validation planning\execution using lean manufacturing techniques and other problem-solving tools.In-depth knowledge of machine design, CAD or PLC Programming, troubleshooting and project management required.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities.  This section contains a list of five to eight primary responsibilities of the work.  The incumbent will perform other duties as assigned.

  • Develops or participates in the development of solutions to problems specific to assigned project.
  • Participates in continuous improvement projects.
  • Works with manufacturing and other functional groups on manufacturing regulatory compliance issues.
  • Writes and/or executes, and reports on validation activities. 
  • Designs and performs routine testing, project experiments, analysis of data and reports results.
  • Performs engineering studies on new equipment to determine proper settings, control points, etc. including data gathering during start up and test batches.
  • Initiates new or revisions of protocols/operating instructions specific to the project.
  • Performs NCR/CAPA investigations and tasks.
  • Manage and execute change control activities related to equipment.
  • Performs work assignments within production department that include training and technical support
  • Assists service department as an SME and leads equipment and/or process troubleshooting efforts as needed.
  • Interprets, executes and recommends modifications to operating policies where appropriate.
  • Establish and control capital operating budgets for projects.
  • Assist in the design, installation and start-up of new equipment and systems as required.
  • Perform technical trouble shooting and implement problem resolution for existing and new equipment/systems.
  • Coordinate with cross-functional teams (internal and external) on projects relating to existing and new product lines.
  • Provide technical guidance to others (internal and external) as required.
  • Provide leadership, direction and expertise for complex projects.
  • Provide leadership and drive new innovation within the plant.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements:  Physical requirements for a position will vary.  These must be reviewed with the supervisor and should be attached here.

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 30% of the time.
  • Must be able to sit 70% of the time.
  • The person in this position needs to frequently move between the office and the production floor.
  • Must be able to work in a clean room environment without daylight / windows.
  • Frequently operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.
  • Occasionally ascends/descends a ladder to access machinery.
  • The person in this position frequently communicates with other employees.
  • Must be able to exchange accurate information.
  • Occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 50 pounds.

QualificationsTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Strong accountability and ownership.
  • Strong leadership and project management skills.
  • Knowledgeable in the practice and application of Lean Manufacturing.
  • Knowledgeable in the practice and execution of validation protocols.
  • Technical Software Skills Preferred:
  • PLC: Siemens (Step 7/TIA Portal), general understanding of Safety PLC
  • HMI: Siemens (WinCC/TIA)
  • Communication: Understanding of TCP/IP networks, RS-232 interfaces, Profibus communication, Fieldbus and HSSB
  • Electrical: Hands on troubleshooting and diagnostic skills, understanding of safety circuits, E-Plan P8, AutoCAD, ability to read /draw schematics
  • Familiarity with drives (such as servo and VFD) motion control, encoders, hydraulics and pneumatics
  • Robotics: Fanuc, Staubli
  • Vision Systems: Cognex, Keyence
  • Programming (Bonus): C#, C++, VB, SQL

Education and/or Experience.  Include the education and/or experience that is necessary to perform the job satisfactorily.

  • Solid technical expertise: Bachelor of Science degree or above in an Engineering field required (preferred: Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or equivalent degree from a foreign university)
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of hands-on experience.

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