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Senior Human Factors Engineer-Global Renal-Medical Devices

Req #: JR - 041119 Location Round Lake, Illinois, United States Job Category: Engineering Date Posted: 09/13/2021

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Senior Human Factors Engineer-Global Renal-Medical Devices

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. 

Senior Human Factors Engineer – Global Renal – Medical Devices

Baxter International

Round Lake, IL (Workplace Flexibility Available)

About Baxter’s Global Renal Business Unit

Baxter is focused on providing chronic renal patients the best possible life by elevating the standards of care across all therapeutic options, whether that be in-center or home care. Baxter is committed to addressing the individual needs of patients by supporting greater access to innovative renal care products, therapies, services and support globally.

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Position Overview

  • Apply human factors engineering principles to the design, development, and testing of Renal-based medical products/devices while working with cross-functional program teams.

  • Working collaboratively, plan, schedule and lead human factors engineering efforts for innovating new, and improving existing, medical products with product stakeholders (customers, marketing, and engineering).

Critical Responsibilities

  • Demonstrated ability and results in leading Human Factors engineering work and research

  • Designing/executing tests to simulate product use for verifying/validating product performance, reliability, and usability

  • Actively participate on global device program teams to ensure sound human factors principles are considered/implemented

  • Create/communicate project plans, tasks and deliverables; manage time to meet project deadlines- including reporting pertinent information at key milestones through verbal/ written communications.

  • Global cross functional collaboration to develop product prototypes to explore/validate user interfaces/demonstration prototypes

  • Participate in efforts to develop process/procedures that align to Baxter initiatives and relevant Human Factors standards.

Key Requirements

  • B.S.in Engineering with 3+ years related experience, or M.S. in Engineering with 0-2+ years related experience.

  • Experience with operating in a regulated environment (e.g., FDA) with comprehension of implications for medical device and healthcare applications.

  • Understanding of HFE principles in ergonomics, human computer / machine interface, and data collection / analysis methodologies.

  • Demonstrated ability to provide technical leadership for human factors engineering projects.
    Capable of handling moderately complex engineering assignments.

  • Ability to draw conclusions and make recommendations based on a variety of technical inputs.

  • Understanding of Quality System Regulations (QSR). Understanding of design requirements for development, validation, and verification of medical products.

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Meet Anwesha – recently promoted to Manager, she leads a team of software engineers for our Medication Delivery business.

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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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