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Principal Manufacturing Engineer

Req #: JR - 054547 Location Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States Job Category: Engineering Date Posted: 11/19/2021

Overview

Being an Engineer at Baxter means you play a critical role in helping us achieve our mission to save and sustain lives. From innovative product design through to production and patient delivery, our Engineers are key to delivering results for our customers and patients worldwide.

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  • 2 Days a Year to Volunteer

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  • Solution Focused & Results Oriented
  • Collaborative
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Principal Manufacturing 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. 

Summary

  • This is a hands-on Engineering position, and the scope of work will include tasks such as clean room machine troubleshooting, value stream support, SolidWorks CAD, performing qualifications and validations, and working with skilled trades to meet project objectives.
  • Works as part of a team using engineering principles to resolve difficult problems from product concept to the production floor with team input.
  • Lead investigations into nonconformism and CAPAs.
  • Works with a range of products including Biologic and non-biologic.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead cross functional teams with minimal guidance through the planning, execution, and completion of projects supporting container and disposable product lines across domestic and global manufacturing plants.
  • Lead projects within Baxter’s change control management (CCM) process, from initiation through closure.  Typical change control projects may include value improvement (VIP) and manufacturing support initiatives.   Change Owners must assign and prepare impact assessments, develop change plans, write and execute engineering studies, while working closely with global manufacturing plants, quality, regulatory, purchasing, suppliers, and various scientific/technical groups.
  • Communicate project and task status to project team members, management, and stakeholders on a regular basis.
  • Development and management of technical project schedules based on interface with technical support groups, to meet deliverables and commitments.
  • Generation of technical documentation in support of project deliverables and requirements, such as protocols, reports, specifications, and other change control supporting documents.
  • Technical problem solving and participation in a full range of manufacturing process support activities, for domestic and global manufacturing locations. Utilize engineering tools (e.g. DMAIC, FMEA, Design of Experiments, Statistical Analysis, etc.).
  • Provide engineering support of projects across global manufacturing network for container and disposable products. This may include process improvements, product/process changes, and manufacturing trials.
  • Perform financial planning and assist in the analysis to justify project approval. Provide solutions that reflect understanding of business objectives and cost implications.
  • May mentor/supervise contractors, interns, and/or engineers on assigned work.

Qualifications

  • Strong communication skills with the ability to present results and recommendations to project teams and stakeholders.
  • Operate effectively within and lead cross-functional teams globally.
  • Proven technical leadership skills and engineering problem solving ability.
  • Ability to balance theoretical knowledge with empirical results.
  • Must be able to provide solutions that reflect understanding business objectives and cost implications.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in a regulated industry.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of mechanical drawings
  • Strong problem solving, technical writing, and statistical analysis skills

Education and/or Experience

  • B.S. degree in Engineering or Science (Biomedical Engineer, Chemical Engineer, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Materials Science, Electromechanical)
  • 5 to 8 years in an engineering role within a Medical Device company.
  • Must have working experience of GMP and ISO 13485 requirements.

Physical Demands:

  • Sitting/standing 8 hours per day. Light lifting may be required on occasion.
  • Ability to work using a microscope
  • Ability to be in a clean room environment with varying humidity levels
  • Ability to travel occasionally.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Baxter is an equal opportunity employer. Baxter evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.

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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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