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Sr. Controls Engineer

Company: Baxter International Inc
Location: Opelika
Posted on: June 12, 2021

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.SummaryThis position is responsible for providing engineering support to manufacturing areas. Due to the nature of this position, a very high degree of initiative, teamwork, and communication are required. The candidate is responsible for project management and engineering support for the plant production departments and facilities. This position also provides technical guidance to other engineering staff, engineering and maintenance technicians, maintenance supervisors, and others as required. The Sr. Controls Engineer is tasked with providing analysis of plant manufacturing capacity, process optimization and automation, VIP identification and implementation, process validation planningexecution using lean manufacturing techniques, and other problem-solving tools. In-depth knowledge of machine design, CAD design, PLC Programming, troubleshooting, and project management required. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Develops or participates in the development of solutions to problems specific to assigned projects. Participates in continuous improvement projects. Works with manufacturing and other functional groups on manufacturing regulatory compliance issues. Writes and/or executes, and reports on validation activities. Designs and performs routine testing, project experiments, analysis of data, and reports results. Performs engineering studies on new equipment to determine proper settings, control points, etc. including data gathering during start-up and test batches. Initiates new or revisions of protocols/operating instructions specific to the project. Performs NCR/CAPA investigations and tasks. Manage and execute change control activities related to equipment. Performs work assignments within the production department that include training and technical support Assists service department as an SME and leads equipment and/or process troubleshooting efforts as needed. Develops and maintains SCADA visualization and programming. Ensures up-to-date software and drawing repositories. Interprets, executes, and recommends modifications to operating policies where appropriate. Establish and control capital operating budgets for projects. Assist in the design, installation, and start-up of new equipment and systems as required. Perform technical troubleshooting and implement problem resolution for existing and new equipment/systems. Coordinate with cross-functional teams (internal and external) on projects relating to existing and new product lines. Provide technical guidance to others (internal and external) as required. Provide leadership, direction, and expertise for complex projects. Provide leadership and drive new innovation within the plant. Performs other duties as assigned. Physical Requirements: Must be able to remain in a stationary position 30% of the time. Must be able to sit 70% of the time. The person in this position needs to frequently move between the office and the production floor. Must be able to work in a cleanroom environment without daylight/windows. Frequently operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer. Occasionally ascends/descends a ladder to access machinery. The person in this position frequently communicates with other employees. Must be able to exchange accurate information. Occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 50 pounds. Qualifications: Strong accountability and ownership. Strong leadership and project management skills. Knowledgeable in the practice and application of Lean Manufacturing. Knowledgeable in the practice and execution of validation protocols. Technical Software Skills Preferred: PLC: Siemens (Step 7/TIA Portal), general understanding of Safety PLC HMI: Siemens (WinCC/TIA) SCADA: Wonderware, Canary, Ignition programming and visualization OPC: Kepware Communication: Understanding of TCP/IP networks, RS-232 interfaces, Profibus communication, Fieldbus and HSSB Electrical: Hands-on troubleshooting and diagnostic skills, understanding of safety circuits, E-Plan P8, AutoCAD, ability to read /draw schematics Familiarity with drives (such as servo and VFD) motion control, encoders, hydraulics and pneumatics Robotics: Staubli preferred Vision Systems: Cognex, Keyence Programming (Bonus): C#, C++, VB, SQL Education and/or Experience: Solid technical expertise: Bachelor of Science degree or above in an Engineering field required (preferred: Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or equivalent degree from a foreign university) Minimum of 3-5 years hands-on experience. 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 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 here and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.042027

Keywords: Baxter International Inc, Columbus , Sr. Controls Engineer, Other , Opelika, Georgia

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