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Principal Engineer, Containers R&D

Req #: JR - 072661 Location Round Lake, Illinois, United States Job Category: Research and Development Date Posted: 07/19/2022

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Principal Engineer, Containers R&D

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. 

As a Principal Engineer, you will display engineering principles to resolve difficult problems, from conception to final design with team input. You will plan, schedule, and leads project assignments in the evaluation, selection and adaptation of various engineering techniques, procedures and criteria with minimal guidance within the Medication Delivery business unit.

This position will work on flexible filled container systems, leading design concept selections, as well as verification and validation efforts. You will collaborate within a cross-functional global team environment supporting projects for on-market product. You will collaborate with colleagues from other functional areas including Project Management, Stability, Sterility, Manufacturing, Regulatory, Material Science, Quality, Integrated Supply Chain, Human Factors, and Packaging Engineering.

As a Principal Engineer, you will contribute to the development and sustaining support of container drug products with the following responsibilities: 

  • Execute engineering assignments in primary drug container / delivery system design including developing engineering requirements and conducting design, verification / validation activities and undertaking risk management activities (dFMEA, Use Error Analysis, Risk Assessment & Control table, etc.). 

  • Select sound techniques to solve problems and make design recommendations. 

  • Collaborate with manufacturing facilities to design and execute production of experimental units for testing

  • Provide technical review for component and material specifications. 

  • Evaluate the impact of supplier change notifications (SNC’s) on NPD and on-market products

  • Stay abreast of regulatory and compendial requirements for packaging components, systems and testing requirements. 

  • Conduct risk assessments to evaluate components, systems, suppliers, and processes. 

  • Occasional travel to Baxter  / Customer sites within the United States and internationally may be required. 

  • Perform root cause investigations related to design issues

Primary responsibilities

  • Act independently with minimal supervision to conduct smaller approved projects. Expected to make suggestion on improvements based on recent technical knowledge.

  • Must have experience or advanced training and demonstrate proficiency in Design History File’s and other key areas, such as: quality processes, statistical methods, problem analysis and resolution, materials science, design inputs, design outputs, etc.

  • Change control owner for engineering design and/or material changes

  • Must have experience performing complex statistical analysis using Minitab software

  • Ability to convince management on courses of action with minimal assistance using both written and verbal methods.

  • Effectively operate in and may facilitate cross-functional teams with guidance.

  • Must be able to provide solutions that reflect understanding business objectives and cost implications

Qualifications

  • BS in Engineering (Mechanical, Biomedical/Bioengineering, Chemical) Materials Science or related field with 5+ years of experience.

  • 2+ years of experience working in the pharmaceutical, medical product, or packaging industries.

Your Additional Skills are a plus, but not required!  

  • CAD / CAE experience using CREO / Solidworks. 

  • Experience in molding, extrusion, and/or RF sealing of medical grade plastics.

  • Fluent in Spanish or Portuguese

  • Six Sigma Green Belt Certified

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Amitha

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.

Reagan

Meet Reagan, Senior Research Scientist in the United States

"For me, the best thing about working at Baxter is being able to do work that’s important to people—especially patients—outside of Baxter's walls. Inside our walls, I get to work with a fantastic team, and we know we're making a difference."

Karthik

Meet Karthik, Director of Renal Care R&D - Digital Health & Co-President of the Asian Leadership Network Business Resource Group, United States

"I’m excited about my role because I believe that digital initiatives can make a tremendous impact on lives by allowing people to access the same therapies and have similar care — whether in a hospital, a healthcare clinic, or the patient’s home — anywhere in the world."

Amitha

Meet Amitha, Research Associate in India

"Coming from a non-healthcare academic background, my current role has offered ample opportunities to learn a lot of new things. Leaders at Baxter are motivating, help us grow and provide a collaborative environment. The role gives me opportunities to have technical discussions with peers and subject matter experts globally, to learn interacting with customers, and manage project deadlines and deliverables. I am excited about shaping my career here at Baxter."

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