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Senior Controls Engineer

Req #: JR - 021322 Location: Round Lake, Illinois, United States Job Category: Engineering Date Posted: 05/05/2020

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Meet Sam – he has been with Baxter for over 15 years, working as an Engineering Technologist in Round Lake, IL, US.

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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.”

Senior Controls Engineer

Req # JR - 021322 Location Round Lake, Illinois Additional Locations 40 Job Category Engineering Date posted 05/05/2020

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

Summary


The Process Engineering department is part of the Drug Delivery manufacturing operations group.  Process engineering work includes project conceptualization, project design, machine design, development of alternatives, project scheduling and control, and project installation and implementation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Utilize engineering principles to provide mechanical/electrical design work for machine components including packaging equipment with robotics, filling machines with servo-drives, mixing equipment, and the control of this equipment.
  • Troubleshoot and solve production problems related to process equipment and develop corrective actions.
  • Research the purchase of new equipment or equipment upgrades to existing process equipment.
  • Develop and test models of alternate designs and processing methods to assess feasibility, operating condition effects, possible new applications, and necessity of modification.
  • Must be able to read and interpret blueprints, technical drawings, schematics, and computer-generated reports.
  • Research and analyze custom equipment, design proposals, specifications, manuals, and other data to evaluate the feasibility, cost, energy usage, and maintenance requirements of designs or applications
  • Estimate costs and submit bids for engineering work including the preparation of capital authorization requests
  • Support projects and manufacturing functions on a 24/7 basis.

Qualifications

  • Candidates must not be allergic to Penicillin or Cephalosporins
  • Equipment experience in a manufacturing environment required
  • Able to solve complex mechanical, electrical, programming and machine design problems.  Must plan and design processing equipment to meet the anticipated needs of manufacturing.
  • Knowledge of PLCs and robotics and automation control systems, including TI and A-B.   
  • Ability to work with Process Control Instrumentation and PID algorithms.
  • Able to develop engineering specifications and insure compliance to codes, standards, policy, regulatory issues, GMP and good engineering practices.
  • Basic to moderate skill base in the use of CAD software (SolidWorks and AUTOCAD).
  • Knowledge of various programs such as Visual Basic, RSLogix, Intellution, IFIX, Solid Works – COSMOS, etc
  • With minimal guidance, must be able to participate in teams through the execution of multiple smaller projects or a defined larger project.  This includes preparing detailed project schedules, project cost estimates, or interfacing with other technical support groups or engineering groups.
  • The incumbent will work closely with mechanics, engineers, and managers.  Must be able to work with consultants, contractors, and trades employees as projects are designed or installed.  Must be able to coordinate and supervise the activities of contractors.
  • Must be able to communicate with upper levels of plant management concerning status of engineering projects and upper management in other divisions of Baxter or other business units for whom the Process Engineering department would design and construct process systems.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in verbal or written form.  
  • Must plan, justify, and prepare capital authorization requests for Process Engineering projects.
  • A familiarity/working knowledge of Lean Manufacturing principles in the analysis of technical problems and in the management of daily engineering activities is a plus.

Education and/or Experience:

  • B.S. in Engineering and 5-7 years related experience. Engineering experience in manufacturing process improvement, electromechanical machine design or process systems design is preferred.

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