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Quality Lab Associate 3rd Shift

Req #: JR - 049900 Location Round Lake, Illinois, United States Job Category: Quality Control Date Posted: 09/15/2021

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Quality Lab Associate 3rd Shift

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. 

This is a 3rd Shift 10 Hour Nights

Summary:

The Quality Lab Associate I will be located at the Drug Delivery Chemistry Laboratories, Round Lake, IL. The Position encompasses the biological, chemical and physical analyses on pharmaceutical products (biologics and drugs) through all stages of the manufacturing process from incoming raw materials to finished goods, and environmental monitoring programs.

This is a third shift position but will be required to work on weekends to support training of analysts and to support projects and/or production, as required.

A candidate must not be allergic to Penicillin and Cephalosporin or their related products and /or materials.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct critical chemical and physical analyses on Raw Materials, Initial, In-process and Final products, and samples collected from environmental monitoring programs at Baxter manufacturing facilities. Work under minimum supervision.

  • Use sophisticated laboratory instrumentation (HPLC, FTIR, UV, GC etc) and computer systems to collect and record data.

  • Perform advanced assays requiring precise analytical skills and understanding of biology and chemistry principles.

  • Maintain data integrity and ensure compliance with company SOPs and specifications, FDA, GLP, QSR and cGMP regulations.

  • Participate in functions involving teams, which impact production, increase efficiency, solve problems, generate cost savings and improve quality.

  • Perform laboratory and manufacturing audits as required. Audit and update, as required, plant SOPs.

  • Perform equipment maintenance and calibrations as required.

  • Document the completion of testing in Notebooks, Controlled documents, Forms and LIMS and maintain accurate and complete quality records.

  • Follow, understand and comply with Baxter SOP’s and policies on cGMP’s and safety. Maintain a clean, safe and organized lab area, and potentially assume responsibility to ensure that others maintain their lab areas.

  • Investigate deviations and write exception/OOL/OOS/OOT documents.

  • Support improvement projects and drive efficiency through utilization of LEAN management principles (i/e/ 6S, Kaizens etc).

  • Proactively and cooperatively communicate with peers and management to ensure awareness of progress and issues; recommend solutions when issues arise.

  • Maintain and meet the highest standards in quality, customer service and regulatory compliance. 

  •  Other projects as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Empower CDS and LIMS is preferred but not required

  • Knowledge of GLP, cGMP requirements and familiar with USP/ICH guidelines is preferred but not required

  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, self-motivation, adaptability, and a positive attitude in a highly dynamic environment

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pound when required

  • Occasional weekend work required

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelors degree in Chemistry or Science related degree with 6 months or more of experience. 

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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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