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Quality Lab Tech I

Req #: JR - 054405 Location Opelika, Alabama, United States Job Category: Quality Control Date Posted: 11/15/2021

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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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Quality Lab Tech I

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

This is a second shift position intended to perform Quality Control Testing to support the acceptance of raw materials and finished products. This position will cross-train to perform all laboratory tests to support dialyzer manufacturing.  These tests will include microbiological, chemical, and performance tests. The technician may at the discretion of the QRM Manager have primary responsibility in either the Microbiology Laboratory or the Chemical Laboratory.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs required tests in the performance, microbiological, and chemical labs on finished dialyzers and raw materials to support product acceptance.  This includes performing analyses, calibrations, and maintenance on multiple lab equipment/instruments and entering results in MES.  May assist with environmental and process media monitoring by taking samples and testing as required by a defined procedure.  Maintains cleanliness of labs and lab instruments

  • Analyze issues on out of specification (OOS) conditions and unusual trends and immediately initiate NCR or deviation and notify Lab Supervisor/Quality Engineer and/or QRM Manager.

  • Orders and maintains lab supply stock (reagents, chemicals, standards, etc.) to maximize efficiency.

  • Revises work instructions and templates to ensure ISO, FDA, and Baxter Corporate compliance.   Creates new work instructions for new projects, as requested by management.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 75% of the time, standing 5-6 hours at a time.

  • The person in this position needs to occasionally move about inside the office and labs to access file cabinets, lab equipment, etc.

  • Constantly operates various lab equipment and other office machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer, etc.

  • The person in this position frequently communicates with internal and/or external contacts.  Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.

  • Requires frequent bending, stooping, reaching above shoulders and below knees, and lifting up to 50 pounds.

  • Potential exposure to bloodborne pathogens in this position requires wearing a lab coat, gloves, face shield, and mask.

  • Ability to handle repetitive motion work such as pipetting, connecting tubing’s, use of keyboard and other electronic devices, etc.

  • Ability to work flexible hours including weekends and holidays as required.

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

Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of laboratory testing techniques and general knowledge of quality systems required.

  • Knowledge of microbiological procedures to include media preparation, operation of autoclave, and identification of bacteria required.

  • Must be able to multi-task and work efficiently as a multi-functional team and have the ability to perform work independently with minimum supervision in Micro, Chem. and Performance Labs.

  • The individual must possess good planning, organizational, verbal, and written communication skills. 

  • Must possess good communication and interpersonal skills to communicate with all levels of personnel in production, facilities, quality, purchasing, and shipping departments and handle confidential and sensitive information appropriately.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, or Biological Sciences with Analytical Chemistry or Laboratory coursework with 0-2 years’ experience.

  • Appropriate additional certifications may be required pursuant to state or federal regulatory requirements.

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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."

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"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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