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Facilities Process Engineer

Company: BAXTER
Location: Opelika
Posted on: May 13, 2022

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. -This position is an integral part of a team that will provide all facilities related services to efficiently operate Baxter Opelika's 24/7 production operations. The position focus will be on the successful operation of all facilities related utility systems and facilities related contracts for providing the production operations with quality services to meet and exceed all expectations.Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage small to medium size Facilities projects as assigned and ensure that each project stays within the allocated scope, schedule and budget.
  • Develop and define project technical specifications in close coordination with project sponsors
  • Develop all necessary supporting project documentation (i.e., financial justifications, capacity analysis, FMEAs, Control Plans, Capability Studies, Flow Analysis, acceptance criteria, etc.
  • Serve as mechanical Subject Matter Expert for the Facilities Department, supporting peer engineers, including different disciplines, by providing mechanical expertise for multiple site projects
  • Complete mechanical designs for facilities projects independently and oversee engineering firms throughout the project life cycle.
  • Responsible for performing work in accordance with internal SOPs and Good Engineering Practices, and ensuring compliance with the following regulations: EPA, and all other applicable State and Federal codes.
  • Takes ownership of equipment, systems, and processes becoming a subject matter expert for troubleshooting and presenting improvements to sustain operations.
  • Identify system upgrades and lead scope, cost estimate, budget, and ROI analysis to justify capital allocation to management.
  • Proactively identify technology and process gaps in manufacturing processes as well as opportunities for safety, cost, and product quality improvement.
  • Provides technical support and assistance to Facilities Technicians via structured problem-solving methodologies to troubleshoot and repair facilities equipment.
  • Owns, manages, and continuously improves the Building Management System (BMS).
  • Troubleshoot unexpected events during cGMP manufacturing, assist in investigating and documenting process non-conformances and CAPAs and evaluate product impact of process excursions outside critical process parameters.
  • Prepare and/or execute equipment change control and validation protocols (IQ/OQ/PQ) to support continued process improvements.
  • Test and approve new equipment before handing off to operations or production.
  • Assist Facilities Technicians as needed to ensure cGMP compliant processes and work instructions are accurate and current.
  • Drive operational excellence and maintenance adherence to assure system uptime.
  • Manage utility usage (electrical, water, gas) and capacity data, analyze for trends and improvement opportunities, and report out monthly.
  • Responsible for maintaining a safe work environment by implementing engineering controls to mitigate risk, issuing near miss reports, and promoting safety within the workplace.
  • Works toward plant EMS-Enterprise Management System goals.
  • Works with the Facilities team on the development and execution of plant shutdown activities.
  • Ensure plant has all applicable permits required by federal, state, and local authorities.
  • All other activities as communicated by the Facilities Manager.Physical Requirements:
    • Must be able to work in an environment without daylight / windows.
    • Frequently ascends/descends a ladder to access machinery.
    • Lifting and/or moves up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move in excess of 50 pounds using lifting aids, techniques, or appropriate assistance.
    • Duties may require overtime work, including nights and weekends.
    • Use of hands and fingers to manipulate equipment is required.
    • Requires standing, walking, bending, pulling, pushing, climbing and crawling.Qualifications
      • Advanced skills with computer aid design (Solidedge, Solidworks, AutoCAD, etc.) and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Access, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook, Explorer, Visio)
      • Ability to read and interpret Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs), electrical one-line diagrams and control schematics.
      • Experience performing engineering tasks as a mechanical or process engineer from concept design through construction document closeout, including development of construction drawings, specifications, calculations, and cost estimates
      • Good working knowledge of ASME/ASHRAE/ASTM Codes, Building Code of Alabama, and standards
      • Experience in construction administration; requests for information and in-field observations
      • Exceptional interpersonal skills, able to effectively interact within a project team.
      • Possesses excellent communication skills.
      • Proficient in technical writing, such as process validation and documentation activities.Education and/or Experience
        • Bachelor of Science degree in an Engineering discipline, with 5+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment as a project engineer/project manager; or
        • Master degree in an Engineering discipline, with 3+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment as a project engineer/project manager.
        • Detailed knowledge of facilities utility distribution systems including electrical distribution, steam and condensate, compressed air, cooling water systems, chillers and chilled water, cooling towers and air handlers.
        • Detailed knowledge of engineering principles in statics, dynamics, heat transfer, and fluid flow.
        • Strong experience with regulations, cGMP and pharmaceuticals/medical device industry preferred.
        • Proficient in document change control and CAPA processes.
        • Proven ability to apply mechanical or electrical theory and related knowledge in the design, testing, and troubleshooting of operational utility systems and electronic control equipment and circuitry in a manufacturing plant.
        • Prior experience in a pharma, life science or medical device environment preferred.
        • Lean & Six Sigma experience is a plus#LI-AD#IN-USOPS -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 OpportunityBaxter 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. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Reasonable AccommodationsBaxter 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 here and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.Recruitment Fraud NoticeBaxter 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 . 060689

Keywords: BAXTER, Columbus , Facilities Process Engineer, Engineering , Opelika, Georgia

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