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Principal Engineer - Facilities

Req #: JR - 036937 Location Round Lake, Illinois, United States Job Category: Engineering Date Posted: 03/30/2021

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Principal Engineer - Facilities

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 position is responsible for providing facilities engineering support to efficiently operate Baxter Round Lake’s 24/7 production operations. The position focus will be on the successful operation of all facilities related utility systems and facilities related contracts for providing the production operations with quality services to meet and exceed all expectations. Responsible for optimizing facilities processes and manufacturing equipment, identifying process improvements and resolving engineering problems using lean manufacturing techniques and other problem-solving tools. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities.

***Candidates must not be allergic to Penicillin or Cephalosporins***

  • Provide technical support for operations of all facility related utility systems in the plant.
  • Develop preventive, predictive, and calibrations procedures and oversee tasks as assigned in Maximo for plant utilities.
  • Provide technical support for general maintenance and repair activities for all HVAC, Boiler, Chiller, steam generation, RO water and Compressed Air Systems.
  • Oversees the Fire and Inclement Weather System.
  • Oversees the Fire and Pest Control System.
  • Maintain and create building and facilities drawings.
  • Provides technical support, training and assistance to Facilities Technicians as required to troubleshoot and repair facilities equipment.
  • Owns, Operates, and continuously improves the building management system (BMS).
  • Generates and reviews all written procedures concerning maintenance of the equipment.
  • Assists in the plant safety programs.
  • Works toward plant EMS-Enterprise Management System goals.
  • Works with the Facilities team on the development and execution of plant shutdown activities.
  • Creation and implementation of OHSAS 18001, ISO 50001 and ISO 14001 Audit Plans.
  • Performs all regulatory and storm water and Annual Tier II Right-to-Know reporting.
  • Manages all waste streams continuously looking for and identifying reduction points.
  • Manages plant facilities projects as assigned.
  • Plans and implements design of facilities equipment and structural improvements.
  • Reports Energy, waste, recycling, and water usage monthly looking for trends and improvement opportunities.
  • Monitors construction activities to ensure quality and cost goals are met.
  • Supervises cleaning contractor to include job oversight and training.
  • Ensures building exterior and interior is kept in presentable condition.
  • Ensure plant has all applicable permits and compliant to federal, state, and local authorities.
  • Oversee plants environmental impact and ensure all personnel are trained in environmental awareness.
  • Lead site Energy Program to report and reduce energy consumption.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to work in an environment without daylight / windows.
  • Frequently ascends/descends a ladder to access machinery.
  • Lifting and/or moves up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move in excess of 50 pounds using lifting aids, techniques, or appropriate assistance.
  • Duties may require overtime work, including nights and weekends.
  • Use of hands and fingers to manipulate equipment is required.
  • Requires standing, walking, bending, pulling, pushing, climbing and crawling.

Qualifications.

  • Proficiency in reading and understanding control, process and wiring schematics and drawings.
  • Proficiency in researching and locating machine components utilizing the internet, catalogs and parts manuals.
  • Good organizational skills and ability to multitask is critical.
  • Proficiency in using AutoCAD and 3D modeling software.

Education and/or Experience.

  • BS in Mechanical, Electrical Engineering Discipline or equivalent
  • Minimum of 5 yrs of experience in Facilities Engineering & Maintenance 
  • Experience with quality systems/ISO requirements.
  • Experience in Medical, Pharmaceutical manufacturing environment preferred

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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.

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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