JOB FAIR- Engineering
Req #: 190003C4_en
Location: Round Lake, IL US
Job Category: Engineering
Date Posted: 3/7/2019 5:03:49 PM
Date: March 13, 2019 (Wednesday)
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Job Center of Lake County
1 North Genesee, Waukegan, IL 60085
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Seeking candidates with packaging experience and data validation. This position is a Principal Packaging Engineer position within Baxter's Engineering Group.
With some supervision, performs sustaining engineering activities on current product packaging and packaging processes with priorities based on quality and compliance, continuity of supply, and cost savings initiatives. When applicable, will support new product development teams by acting as an extended team member to provide the design, development and verification testing of new product packaging and assist the manufacturing plants in qualification of new packaging processes. This position applies a solid understanding of theories/practices utilized in the field of packaging. Primary products to be supported/packaged are flexible IV solution containers ranging from 25mL to 6L in size, glass vials/bottles, and a variety of sterile and sterile fluid path disposable sets/devices.The position will include exposure to several types of packaging materials and processes including flexible and rigid films, HDPE and foil pouches, corrugated design and protective packaging, thermoforming, flow-wrap, form/fill/seal, printing technologies and other related packaging processes. The position will require travel to the manufacturing plants and packaging suppliers.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Lead and/or contribute to the planning and execution of packaging projects for a variety of project types including Quality/CAPA, Regulatory Compliance, Supplier Notices of Change, Cost Savings, and New Product Introductions at various domestic and international manufacturing facilities.
Manage projects with moderate complexity and scope and be required to effectively manage multiple projects with minimal assistance and supervision. May work on a large scale program or several smaller projects.
Develop protocols for testing and engage in Change Control activities interfacing with multiple functional groups, including manufacturing plants and suppliers in a team environment to execute packaging changes.
Approve new packaging materials and systems, studying and recommending techniques to improve and/or cost reduce existing products/processes, investigating new sources for packaging materials.
Create packaging material specifications, associated drawings, and packaging procedural specifications to provide the required technical information necessary to support the product/packaging configuration.
Plans, schedules, and collaborates with cross-functional team supporting packaging projects to achieved project objectives and milestones.
Expected to utilize their experience to generate cost savings ideas by recommending new materials or design modifications and resolve packaging issues by using critical thinking skills and DMAIC techniques to solve complex problems.
Perform financial planning and assists in the analysis to justify project approval.
Must have experience or advanced training and demonstrate proficiency in packaging materials and processes, problem analysis and resolution, statistical methods, and design of experiments.
Proficient in applicable change control and development methodology and processes required to execute packaging projects.
Successful track record of managing packaging projects possessing a sense of urgency and commitment to meet project milestones to ensure manufacturing plants and R&D teams achieve targeted goals.
Cross-functional team experience, including technical and non-technical work.
The ability to deal with ambiguity and effective use of creative problem solving skills.
Embrace Lean Principals and utilize concepts such as standard work to drive continuous improvement.
Ability to organize and present technical and project management overviews with minimal assistance
B.S. in Packaging or relevant Engineering degree (e.g. Mechanical, Chemical, Biomedical) with a minimum of 5 years of experience working in the field of packaging.
Experience in the healthcare industry preferred.
A Career That Matters
Baxter's employees are united in a mission to save and sustain lives. We are passionate about applying scientific innovation to meet the needs of the millions of people worldwide who depend on our medically necessary therapies and technologies. We focus on increasing access to healthcare, innovating in crucial areas of unmet need, and pursuing creative collaborations that bring our mission to life for patients every day.
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