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Senior Quality Engineer

Req #: JR - 066666 Location Round Lake, Illinois, United States Job Category: Engineering Date Posted: 05/20/2022

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Senior Quality Engineer

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. 

The Senior Quality Engineer position plays a vital role within our Nutrition global business unit, supporting electromechanical as well as software products. This role is responsible for following Baxter quality policies to sustain product quality and ensure compliance and will utilize sound statistical and engineering techniques/tools to investigate non-conformances. As Quality Reviewer, will perform document reviews to support design and labeling change controls. With the help of a supervisor, this role formulates and recommends engineering technical work and contributes to design changes or enhancement of products and processes, in accordance with business objective

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Utilizes DMAIC tools to investigate non-conformances and participates in (CAPA)-related activities, including CAPA ownership.
  • Utilizes engineering product development/process knowledge to solve straight forward problems. (e.g., FMEA, Design of Experiments, Molding, etc.)
  • Performs standard engineering assignments to support change controls and assists cross-functional teams in identification of risks. Supports product testing to ensure product conformance to specifications.
  • Understands principles of complaint handling process and supports complaint investigations.
  • Conducts complaint trend analysis and analyzes data from various sources (Non-Conformances, Field Corrective Actions, and Complaints) to drive decisions. Facilitates small project teams as needed to accomplish team objectives. Supports Quality internal and external audits as required.
  • Provides support for New Product Development and guides team through the development process to ensure compliance to quality systems.

Qualifications

  • Display basic understanding of Quality Management System and GMP.
  • Display a technical understanding of engineering and product development principles and procedures.
  • Possess basic understanding of statistical process controls (SPC), measurement systems analysis (MSA), and DMAIC investigation tools.
  • Familiarity with Minitab preferred. Display basic understanding of change controls and risk management principles.
  • Experience in working with cross-functional teams, including technical and non-technical work.
  • Ability to organize and present technical information with minimal assistance.
  • Demonstrates solid organizational skills and ability to work independently.

Background and/or Experience

  • Three or more years of engineering experience with a bachelor’s degree in engineering required.
  • Prior experience in product development, design and/or testing within medical device industry.
  • Experience with electromechanical devices 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 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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