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Sr Manager, Process Engineering

Req #: JR - 038249 Location Round Lake, Illinois, United States Job Category: Engineering Date Posted: 04/13/2021

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Sr Manager, Process Engineering

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

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.

** Candidate must not be allergic to Penicillin or any Cephalosporin Drugs

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead cross-functional engineering teams through the planning, execution, and planning of manufacturing support and process improvement projects.  Define scope of work; manage a variety of complex issues in associated projects, plans and schedules.   
  • Support manufacturing continuous improvement initiatives for solution container and disposable products. Includes technical problem solving and product/manufacturing process characterization with a cross-functional team.
  • Utilize engineering tools (e.g. DMAIC, FMEA, Design of Experiments, Statistical Analysis, etc.) to address product continuous improvement initiatives related to manufacturing processes at domestic and global locations.
  • Utilize engineering principles to manage department design work for machine components including packaging equipment with robotics, filling machines with servo-drives, mixing equipment, and the control of this equipment.    
  • Provide Manufacturing Engineering support, including process improvements, material, design, and product/process changes, design verification, and manufacturing trials.
  • Assist Facilities Engineering to implement and maintain energy management program across facility and equipment, including categorizing usage, inspections, record keeping and reporting, and other compliance activities required to meet reduction objectives and local, state & federal environmental regulations.
  • Approve protocols and support documentation (engineering change requests, system change forms, etc.) in order to secure project release.
  • Review and analyze proposals to determine benefit/cost.  Prepare project cost estimates.  Monitor project expenditures and cost tracking.
  • Set policy and define procedures for staff in accomplishing and documenting projects, including Enterprise Management System (EMS).
  • Support projects and manufacturing functions on a 24/7 basis.

Qualifications

  • Must be able to participate or lead 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 position will work closely with mechanics, engineers, and other 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 mechanics and 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 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.
  • Proven leadership skills and engineering problem solving ability.
  • Ability to apply statistical and engineering techniques to solve complex problems.
  • Skills and aptitude to support troubleshooting of equipment and manufacturing processes; Green or Black belt preferred.
  • Ability to present and communicate results and recommendations to project teams and decision makers.
  • Ability to balance theoretical knowledge with empirical results.
  • Knowledge of GMPs, FDA guidelines, purchasing practices and process validation.
  • Ability to manage multiple cross-functional teams simultaneously.
  • Proven track record of management/leadership effectiveness.

Education and/or Experience

  • BS in relevant engineering discipline, MS preferred, 10 or more years experience

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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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