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Controls/Automation Engineer II

Company: BAXTER
Location: Norfork
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

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.

Your role

This position is a hands-on oriented engineer responsible for leading concurrent projects of various sizes & types including profit maintenance, VIP, safety, and capacity to meet business objectives. This will also include designing and troubleshooting electrical and/or mechanical systems of industrial automation and be a technical leader supporting the manufacturing process.

Your team

We are a team of inquisitive individuals who embrace a collaborative environment to take on sophisticated challenges that meet the needs of our patients. We often need to change directions and respond to issues to avoid disruptions in our fast-paced manufacturing environment. Together, we build and maintain a positive work environment.

When you join us, you will work with committed individuals who trust each other to deliver on the tasks at hand. We support innovation and out-of-the-box thinking balanced with collaboration across functions and other teams. Our leadership understands the need for continuous education and provides opportunities for further development.

What you'll be doing

  • Develops User Requirement Specifications, Technical Specification and Design Specifications for new automated processing equipment or upgrades to existing equipment such as robotic assembly, convey systems, resin blenders, pelletizers, sheeting extruders, and tubing extruders, and injection molding equipment
  • Performs process reviews and prepares technical reports detailing equipment operation, best practices and recommended changes
  • Prepares documentation in support of capital projects and manage capital projects up to approximately $1MM in size. Monitors and reports project costs including capital and cross-functional expenses. Estimates cost affected by design and/or policy changes
  • Leads small project teams as needed to accomplish project objectives
  • Utilize lean principles to reduce waste in the manufacturing process to ensure focus on value-added activities
  • Manages multiple projects at the same time while coordinating efforts with management, engineering, and factory personnel to meet completion dates and minimize production down time
  • Supports testing and validation of manufacturing system from concept thru production
  • Provides on-going support of continuous improvement efforts to support yearly value improvement opportunities
  • Provides support to manufacturing related to safe and efficient daily operations
  • Interfaces with different functional groups and producing appropriate documentation in support of projects
  • Works closely with product development leaders, suppliers and manufacturing to ensure meeting of customer needs and requirements What you'll bring
    • Bachelor of Science in Engineering
    • Prefer 3+ engineering experience with strong project management skills
    • Creative, highly motivated, dependable professional with a positive attitude and enthusiasm for engineering and technology
    • Requires little direction, gives guidance to others, works on technical projects, and has advanced knowledge within area of functional responsibility
    • Proficient written and verbal communication skills including Microsoft Office
    • Lead and assist electrical or controls issues for equipment to determine root cause, then determine solution and procure necessary components to prevent reoccurrence
    • Proficient with PLC programming and control systems design (Examples: Siemens, Allen Bradley, Control Technology Inc (CTI), Automation Direct, Profibus, and Device Net, ) developing standard modules and extensive custom code. Good understanding of PID control systems
    • Experience with troubleshooting mechanical issues on equipment and then applying engineering principles for a permanent solution is desired
    • General knowledge of CAD design and ability to use either AutoCAD, SolidWorks or Autodesk Inventor software to create basic conceptual designs
    • Ability to identify and implement process improvements in the infrastructure of existing automated mechanical systems Physical / Safety Requirements
      • Duties may require overtime work, including nights and weekends
      • Use of hands and fingers to manipulate office equipment is required
      • Position requires standing and walking for extended periods of time
      • Requires lifting up to 50 lbs. We understand compensation is an important factor as you consider the next step in your career. At Baxter, we are committed to equitable pay for all employees, and we strive to be more transparent with our pay practices. The estimated base salary for this position is $60,000 - $132,000 annually. The estimated range is meant to reflect an anticipated salary range for the position. We may pay more or less than of the anticipated range based upon market data and other factors, all of which are subject to change. Individual pay is based on upon location, skills and expertise, experience, and other relevant factors. This position may also be eligible for discretionary bonuses, commission, and/or long-term incentive. For questions about this, our pay philosophy, and available benefits, please speak to the recruiter if you decide to apply and are selected for an interview.

        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.

        EEO is the Law
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        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 .


Keywords: BAXTER, Conway , Controls/Automation Engineer II, Engineering , Norfork, Arkansas

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