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Production Technician


This is a Full-time position in Hickory, NC posted January 25, 2023.

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. 

Job Description

Position: Technician I, Production – Kiefel

Position Summary

The Kiefel Production Technician I is a Salaried Non-Exempt position which contributes to our mission of saving and sustaining lives by supplying, operating and maintaining a Kiefel Machine in addition to inspecting and performing quality checks on the finished bags.

Essential Job Duties

– Operate, monitor and make adjustments as necessary to a Kiefel machine using controls on an electrical control panel (HMI) or by making manual adjustments

– Load and replenish production supplies (i.e. injection sites, tubing, PVC/Non-PVC roll stock and adhesive) at a rate consistent with production needs

– Perform minor routine and preventative maintenance such as alignment adjustments, replacement of machine parts or belts, cleaning and lubrication while supporting Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

– Perform scheduled quality checks, disposition product, identify any deviations that may occur and take the appropriate action to include stopping production on the machine if necessary

– Inspect finished product and ensure that the quality standards have been met

– Load and secure finished product in mobile closets

– Execute a machine changeover when assigned

– Document required information on manufacturing logs and/or POMS system

– Investigate, identify and correct or escalate any inefficiency in the machine’s performance

– Test, inspect and package Inter-Plant Shipping Orders (IPSO)

– Perform and document scheduled cleaning activities

– Notify the supervisor and take appropriate action if any safety, quality, mechanical or discrepancy issues occur

– Learn, understand and apply rigorous quality standards, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP)

– Sustain a clean and safe work area using 6S principles including maintaining and securing provided tools

Work Environment

– In a Class II Controlled Environment which includes the following dress/gowning requirements: safety glasses or goggles, ear plugs, hairnet, beard cover, gown, shoe covers and gloves (additional PPE required when cleaning).

– Constant or intermittent exposure to elevated levels of noise

– Involves working around equipment and powerful machinery

– Requires occasionally working with chemical cleaners and disinfectants

Safety shoes required

Required Qualifications

– High School Diploma, GED or equivalent

– Must be at least 18 years of age

– Must have basic English written and oral communication skills adequate to communicate with other team members.

– Understand verbal and written safety and quality instructions and read and comprehend written work instructions including words and drawings.

– Must be able to perform basic mathematics

– Proficient in how to use a calculator and measurement tools as well as basic hand tools.

– Must have basic computer skills

Preferred Qualifications

– CRC (Career Readiness Certification) at the Silver level

– Production Technician or manufacturing experience with duties including preventative maintenance, machine troubleshooting, etc.

Physical Requirements

– Requires the ability to push/pull up to 50 pounds and stand/walk continuously throughout the shift

– Lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds frequently throughout the shift

– Normal visual acuity required

– Must be able to squat, climb, reach above shoulder level, reach at or below shoulder level, twist and bend at the neck, twist and bend at the waist and balance

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 base salary range of $30,400 to $45,000, plus an annual incentive bonus. The above range represents the expected base 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.

Other Duties as Assigned

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Overtime is worked as required

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.
EEO is the Law 
EEO is the law – Poster Supplement 
Pay Transparency Policy

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.

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