Baxter Injection Molding Process Tech/Mold Setter in Opelika, Alabama
Baxter provides a broad portfolio of essential renal and hospital products, including home, acute and in-center dialysis; sterile IV solutions; infusion systems and devices; parenteral nutrition; surgery products and anesthetics; and pharmacy automation, software and services. The company's global footprint and the critical nature of its products and services play a key role in expanding access to healthcare in emerging and developed countries. Baxter's employees worldwide are building upon the company's rich heritage of medical breakthroughs to advance the next generation of healthcare innovations that enable patient care.
The primary responsibilities of this position include performing manufacturing procedures and associated documentation of injection molding of plastic parts and assembly of these parts in accordance with written procedures. Performs as a multi-skilled team member, serves specialized areas, and plays a significant role in process improvement and facilitation. Candidate is responsible for performing manufacturing procedures and associated documentation of injection molding of plastic parts and assembly of these parts in accordance with written procedures.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The following duties and responsibilities generally reflect the expectations of this position but are not intended to be all-inclusive.
Performs set-ups on complex automated injection molding machines and assembly robots, identifies potential bottlenecks in the flow process and takes action to prevent reoccurrence. Responsible for utilizing resources, both their own and others, to meet production goals.
Performs quality checks for manufactured parts, identifies defective materials and alerts Production Unit Lead of unusual trends for corrective action. Works with and assists Production Unit Lead, Engineers and Production Management in resolving quality, production process issues, and raw material issues.
Performs minor trouble shooting to assist in identifying equipment problems as they occur and initiates appropriate support function interventions.
Responsible for knowing and following all safety and compliance requirements by maintaining cleanliness within work area, ensuring proper hygiene in work areas at all times and maintaining good documentation practices on all required paperwork.
Works directly with other team members in new and existing process validation, documentation, and implementation. Assists engineers in prototyping, specialty builds, testing, validating, and implementing new materials, designs and process improvements. Records data when necessary. May assist in the design of fixtures.
Responsible for proper handling of waste and accurately documenting supportive data relative to waste.
Conducts preventive maintenance in area of responsibility including but not limited to cleaning and inspection on all components of equipment in a safe manner.
Accountable for learning and applying computer skills, including PC skills in the Windows environment and training new employees as required
Maintains confidential information and performs other duties as assigned
/Qualifications for this role/
Advanced understanding of manufacturing operating procedures in the field of injection molding and part assembly.
Requires basic knowledge and understanding of mold design and construction.
Requires extensive and practical knowledge of different materials and their workability, especially in the field of thermoplastics.
Requires team cooperation and ability to prioritize workload to meet customer demands. Must have excellent interpersonal communication skills with peers, leaders, customers, and support groups.
Ability to work effectively and efficiently as an individual contributor, team member, and leader.
Capable of applying planning and allocation skills acquired through education and job experience.
Safety conscious, following safety rules, policies, and procedures.
Demonstrated strong problem solving skills.
Demonstrated ability to work within a team environment
/ Special Training: /
Successful completion of an Injection Molding Technician Program preferred.
Physical / Safety Requirements:
Must be able to work in an environment without daylight / windows
Ascends/descends ladders 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.
Ability to work 12 hour rotating shifts to include day and night time hours
Education and Experience
High school diploma or equivalent required.
A Career That Matters
Baxter’s employees are united in a mission to save and sustain lives. We are passionate about applying scientific innovation to meet the needs of the millions of people worldwide who depend on our medically necessary therapies and technologies. We focus on increasing access to healthcare, innovating in crucial areas of unmet need, and pursuing creative collaborations that bring our mission to life for patients every day.
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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Organization: *Global Operations - Manufacturing
Title: Injection Molding Process Tech/Mold Setter
Requisition ID: 180000UE