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Penland, North Carolina
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20 Sep 2022

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.

Position Summary

Recognized as an integral employee within the Reliability Engineering department. Works as part of a team that focuses on improving asset and system reliability.

Job Responsibilities

  • Performs data analysis to identify opportunities to improve maintenance metrics or personnel knowledge and skill sets, ultimately increasing asset availability.

  • Key driver for Continuous and Process Improvement

  • Assisting Maintenance Technicians in troubleshooting in the event of a problem

  • Act independently with minimal supervision to conduct medium to large, approved projects. Expected to make suggestion on improvements based on technical knowledge.

  • Leads teams in the use of reliability tools and processes such as Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and Virtual Maintenance Boards (VMB).

  • Uses data to recommend improvements in the Equipment Maintenance Plans (EMP) based on CMMS, FMEA, RCA, VMB and other streams of asset and systems reliability data

  • Works to improve asset and system reliability with an emphasis on Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF), and the resulting implementation of mitigation or elimination solutions.

  • Leads teams to drive process improvements, mitigate failures or create reliability tools

  • Evaluate new technologies, such as predictive tools, to be used by technicians and engineers.

  • Develop and recommend proposals to senior management for consideration and allocation of funds. Initiate and prepare capital project application.

  • Develop, configure, and optimize industrial processes and conduct small to medium projects from inception through completion.

  • Overseeing the commissioning and qualification of a new process.

  • Tracks and publishes benefits tracking information (VIP) related to assigned projects

  • Sustain a clean and safe work area using 6S principles

  • Learn, understand and apply rigorous quality standards, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP)

Knowledge, Skill and Abilities

  • Knowledge and proficiency with:

  • Microsoft Office computer software

  • North Cove's drawing database

  • Maximo CMMS

  • Effectively use databases to analyze data

  • Effectively present information one-on-one and in small groups

  • Ability to work as a collaborative team member

  • Ability to solve equipment reliability problems with minimal to no assistance

  • Understand verbal and written safety and quality instructions and read and comprehend written work instructions including words and drawings.

  • Must have basic English written and oral communication skills adequate to communicate with other team members.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or relevant discipline is required. Years of related experience in a manufacturing environment is a plus.

  • Technical drawing experience: CAD, ACAD or SolidWorks preferred.

  • Successfully complete level 1 certification in at least one predictive technology is preferred.

  • More than 2 years of relevant technical experience.

The successful candidate for this job may be required to verify that he or she has been vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to reasonable accommodations for individuals with medical conditions or religious beliefs that prevent vaccination, and in accordance with applicable law.

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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  • Job Reference: 717174105-2
  • Date Posted: 20 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Baxter
  • Location: Penland, North Carolina
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent