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Senior Facility Maintenance Technician 3rd Shift

Company: BAXTER
Location: Round Lake
Posted on: May 20, 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 at Baxter:

The ideal candidate will be responsible for performing building systems and equipment operation and maintenance for all facility and utility related equipment. This includes equipment that supplies critical and emergency utilities for manufacturing areas and all the local support functions at the Drug Delivery and Penicillin buildings. This position ensures equipment is well maintained by performing on time completion of Preventive and Predictive Maintenance, monitoring of building systems and alarms to respond and address conditions before they result in an impact to plant operations. Perform advanced troubleshooting to diagnose and repair mechanical, electrical, and control systems. Because of the nature of the operation, there may be a need for overtime, work on weekends/an additional day to scheduled week, holidays and over plant shutdowns. Must adhere to all plant safety rules and direct others in proper plant safety. Must be able to understand and adhere to written instructions, including plant and corporate Standard Operating Procedures, written Preventive Maintenance job plans and follow Good Documentation Practices including timely and accurate completion of documentation. Able to work independently and within a team and collaborate closely with other plant functions including manufacturing, equipment maintenance, and quality to resolve issues. Walking and traveling between Drug Delivery and Penicillin buildings throughout all seasons. This position requires the following on a periodic basis: lifting of up to 100lbs, carrying and climbing 10ft ladders, work in tight spaces, bending, stooping, squatting and climbing, reaching above or below shoulder level, work in areas where temperatures may exceed 100 F or -25 C.

What you'll be doing:

A senior maintenance technician requires little supervision to accomplish objectives, provides guidance to maintenance technicians and looks for ways to expand their knowledge and skills through additional training. Take a proactive role in safe work practices and lead by example. Able to understand plant and corporate SOPs related to facility critical systems, equipment, local GMP and GDP.

  • Responsible for daily checks and maintenance activities in the facility areas.
  • Conducts preventive and planned maintenance activities as required.
  • Responsible for knowing and following all safety and compliance requirements and maintaining cleanliness within work area.
  • Follows written instructions such as standard operating procedures and preventive maintenance instructions and performs proper record keeping following Good Documentation Practices (GDP) including accurate and timely documentation.
  • Performs advanced troubleshooting, repairs and maintains a wide range of equipment, such as: boilers, air compressor, stills, air handlers, motors, programmable logic controller (PLC) systems (Siemens, Allen Bradley, etc.), temperature controllers, variable speed drives, and electrical systems up to 480v, 3ph.
  • Performs tasks such as equipment relocations, crating or uncrating of parts, mechanical adjustments and alignments, identifying and ordering of spare parts, documenting all work, clean-up before leaving job, attending relevant training and meetings.
  • Participates continuous improvement projects and upgrades.
  • Personal protective equipment must be worn in accordance with all safety requirements.
  • Periodic work in clean room environments wearing appropriate gowning. What you'll bring:
    • A candidate must not be allergic to Penicillin and Cephalosporin or their related products and minerals.
    • Must have experience with hand tools and electrical meters.
    • Show an active interest in self-improvement and training, including in maintenance techniques and new equipment technologies.
    • Strong troubleshooting skills addressing complex issues.
    • Ability to read and understand mechanical, electrical drawings, flowcharts, and/or other technical drawings.
    • Experience with Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS). Maximo preferred
    • Electrical knowledge and experience with AC/DC motors and drives, electrical systems up to 480V 3-phase, relays, switches, sensors, valves, and servo motors.
    • Work with limited amount of supervision, have strong verbal and written communication skills. Able to provide guidance to maintenance technicians as needed.
    • Good documentation skills and strong computer skills.
    • Ability to work under pressure and respond with a sense of urgency.
    • Ability to implement energy improvement projects.
    • Light machining skills not required but a plus.
    • High school diploma or GED equivalent required
    • Associates degree in a technical discipline or above a plus
    • Internal candidates: 3 or more years of experience with Baxter Facilities Maintenance, technical certifications a plus
    • External candidates: 5 or more years of experience in facility maintenance and certificate/license in HVAC, electrical or stationary engineering
    • Prior experience working in an FDA regulated environment preferred. 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 our employees, and we strive to be more transparent with our pay practices. To that end, this position has a salary range of $36,0000 to $90,000. The above range represents the expected salary range for this position. The actual salary may vary based upon several factors including, but not limited to, relevant skills/experience, time in the role, business line, and geographic/office location

      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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      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, Arlington Heights , Senior Facility Maintenance Technician 3rd Shift, Professions , Round Lake, Illinois

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