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Principal Engineer

BAXTER

This is a Contract position in Lexington, KY posted December 16, 2021.

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.

About Baxter’s Cleveland, MS Facility: Cleveland’s technology and automation is cutting edge.

It is the U.S.

sole source for plastic pour bottles, glass IV, and various reconstitution devices.

This facility produces a number of major product lines with a diverse array of automated manufacturing technologies ranging from bottle solution filling, injection molding, and device assembly.

Our Cleveland plant has been an integral part of Baxter for over 60 years.

The work is challenging and rewarding, as Baxter offers competitive compensation and benefits.

Baxter encourages and values every employee and believes that all can make a contribution to advancing healthcare for patients; work to be proud of.

Position Summary: This position is a key role in the Injection Molding, Devices, and Biosurgery Operations.

Primary focus will be on implementing continuous improvement, new business, and capacity expansion projects.

Additional focus will also be on manufacturing equipment reliability and process support work within the Injection Molding, Devices, and Biosurgery Operations.

Cross-functional project management will be involved in this role as well.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Design/modify precision assembly and/or manufacturing equipment.

Manage multiple projects with minimal supervision.

Prepare estimates for various tasks and projects.

Manage large-scale capital projects both directly and through coordinating engineers.

Drive Continuous Improvement Activities.

Interface with plant and corporate groups as well as contractors and vendors.

Manage start-up, debug, and commission new manufacturing processes.

Equipment life cycle management including: upgrades, replacement, and decommissioning.

Product life cycle management including: product design changes, material changes, Supplier Notice of Change (SNC) assessments, specification changes, etc.

Provide technical support/troubleshooting to all plant departments.

Demonstrate proactive communication and problem solving.

Responsible for supporting and achieving Value Improvement Projects (VIP’s).

Responsible for adhering to FDA Design Control standards at all times.

Responsible for adhering to and maintaining all department Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), forms, and log books.

Supervise engineers, technologists, technicians, drafters, and/or co-ops directly or indirectly as needed.

Provide leadership development, coaching, mentoring, and create a vibrant continuous improvement culture based on the principles of Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, and DMAIC problem solving.

Qualifications: Bachelor degree in Engineering required.

(Mechanical, Industrial, Electrical, or Computer degrees are preferred) 7 years Engineering / Manufacturing experience required.FDA manufacturing preferred.

Programming/troubleshooting experience with automation controls, automated assembly, control systems, PLC’s, HMI’s, servo’s, and vision inspection systems is preferred.

Design software experience (like AutoCAD, Solid Works, etc.) is preferred.

Six Sigma Master Black Belt Certification or industry standard equivalent is preferred.

Plastic injection molding experience is a plus.

Project Management skills and experience (including Microsoft Project software) are a plus.

Lean Manufacturing skills and experience are a plus.

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.

EEO is the Law EEO is the law
– Poster Supplement Pay Transparency Policy Reasonable Accommodations Baxter is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities globally.

If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, please click on the link here and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.

Recruitment Fraud Notice Baxter has discovered incidents of employment scams, where fraudulent parties pose as Baxter employees, recruiters, or other agents, and engage with online job seekers in an attempt to steal personal and/or financial information.

To learn how you can protect yourself, review our Recruitment Fraud Notice .

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