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Principal Compliance Systems Engineer

Req #: JR - 037903 Location Round Lake, Illinois, United States Job Category: Engineering Date Posted: 04/02/2021

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Principal Compliance Systems Engineer

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. 

Join Baxter in our mission to save and sustain lives by developing high quality medical devices for hospital and home use. These devices include infusion pumps and patient monitoring equipment. As a Principal Compliance Engineer, your responsibilities will include, ensuring our products are designed to meet regulatory standards, ensuring compliance requirements are properly cascaded to subsystems and risks mitigated by working with talented engineers and partnering with certification agencies to certify our products.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensures Infusion Systems and Monitoring hardware solutions comply with applicable standards.
  • Collaborate with design engineers to develop product requirements that comply with standards and regulations for intended global markets.
  • Cascade system compliance requirements to subsystem requirements to ensure overall design for compliance.
  • Develop Compliance Plans, participate in design and development activities (Technical Reviews and Design Reviews) and resolve product certification, compliance and safety issues.
  • Develop product certification strategy and resolve compliance issues for complex medical devices.
  • Ensures compliance with product related environmental regulations (e.g. REACH, RoHS).
  • Keep abreast of changes to product standards and regulations affecting medical products.
  • Work with Verification team to review compliance testing plans to ensure compliance to recognized standards and test methods.
  • Submit documentation to certification bodies and regulatory authorities as required to obtain product certifications.
  • Demonstrated experience working with product standards and their global variants

Qualifications:

  • BS or MS in an applicable engineering discipline with 5 or more years of experience in the design and implementation of complex systems.
  • Knowledge of EMC regulations and certification procedures applicable to Electromechanical Devices sold worldwide including testing documentation, certification requirements and procedures (i.e. EN14971, EN60601, CISPR 11, FCC, EU etc.).
  • Experience in compliance engineering on complex design projects utilizing formal standards testing methodologies.
  • Experience in Requirements and Risk Management, Configuration Management, Issue Management and Traceability.
  • Good hardware interfacing background and extensive system integration experience with microprocessor hardware and software.
  • Experience in resolving complex technical problems in collaboration with design engineers.
  • Demonstrated experience interfacing with certification bodies (UL, Intertek, CSA, etc.) and standards development organizations (IEC, ISO, NEMA, NFPA, ETSI, etc.).

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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.”

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