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Round Lake, IL 60073
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We believe every person deserves a chance for a healthy life, free from illness and full of possibility. We see a world full of healing, with viable care options available to those with limited choices today. We envision new ways of providing physicians, pharmacists and nurses with technologies that not only treat chronic diseases, but also work to prevent them. We’re looking for team members who are motivated to learn, grow and innovate, while making a meaningful difference for millions of people around the world.
The Quality Lab Technician will be located at the Drug Delivery Chemistry Laboratories, Round Lake, IL. The Position encompasses the biological, chemical and physical analyses on pharmaceutical products (biologics and drugs) through all stages of the manufacturing process from incoming raw materials to finished goods, and environmental monitoring programs.
This is a third shift position but will be required to work on First and Second shifts/weekends to support training of analysts and to support projects and/or production, as required.
A candidate must not be allergic to Penicillin and Cephalosporin or their related products and /or materials.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
+ Conduct critical chemical and physical analyses on Raw Materials, Initial, In-process and Final products, and samples collected from environmental monitoring programs at Baxter manufacturing facilities. Work under minimum supervision.
+ Use sophisticated laboratory instrumentation (HPLC, FTIR, UV, GC etc) and computer systems to collect and record data.
+ Perform advanced assays requiring precise analytical skills and understanding of biology and chemistry principles.
+ Maintain data integrity and ensure compliance with company SOPs and specifications, FDA, GLP, QSR and cGMP regulations.
+ Participate in functions involving teams, which impact production, increase efficiency, solve problems, generate cost savings and improve quality.
+ Perform laboratory and manufacturing audits as required. Audit and update, as required, plant SOPs.
+ Perform equipment maintenance and calibrations as required.
+ Document the completion of testing in Notebooks, Controlled documents, Forms and LIMS and maintain accurate and complete quality records.
+ Follow, understand and comply with Baxter SOP’s and policies on cGMP’s and safety. Maintain a clean, safe and organized lab area, and potentially assume responsibility to ensure that others maintain their lab areas.
+ Support improvement projects and drive efficiency through utilization of LEAN management principles (i/e/ 5S, Kaizens etc).
+ Proactively and cooperatively communicate with peers and management to ensure awareness of progress and issues; recommend solutions when issues arise.
+ Maintain and meet the highest standards in quality, customer service and regulatory compliance.
+ Other projects as assigned.
+ High School diploma with 0-2 years of experience. College coursework in Chemistry is preferred
+ Knowledge of Empower CDS and LIMS is preferred but not required
+ Knowledge of GLP, cGMP requirements and familiar with USP/ICH guidelines is preferred but not required
+ Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills
+ Ability to work independently and as part of a team, self-motivation, adaptability, and a positive attitude in a highly dynamic environment
+ Ability to lift up to 50 pound when required
+ Occasional weekend work required
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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Baxter is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, please send an e-mail to Americas_TTA@baxter.com and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.
Our products and therapies touch the lives of millions of people around the world every day, which is why we are focused on transformative innovations that bring smarter, more personalized care to all of us. For 87 years and counting, we have been at the critical intersection where the ideas that save and sustain lives meet the providers who make it all happen. And now, we are determined to realize our boldest opportunities to transform global healthcare for years to come.