Formulation Operator (2nd Shift)

Formulation Operator (2nd Shift)

Req #: 18000C3F_en

Location: Bloomington, IN US

Job Category: Manufacturing

Date Posted: 6/13/2018 7:47:54 PM

Baxter International


About Baxter

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 Formulation Operator will work in and maintain a Grade C/D environment. They will perform routine cleaning and sanitization to help ensure readiness and current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) compliance within the classified and non-classified work areas. Activities include cGMP compliant gowning, conformance to Good Documentation Practices (GDP) standards, weighing materials, formulation of product, and conducting in-process testing and filtration. The Formulation Operator may be required to cross-train as a support Operator for additional areas. This position reports to a Manufacturing Supervisor.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (these are primary responsibilities of the role and the incumbent will perform other duties as assigned):

* Understand and follow current Good Manufacturing Practices

* Perform routine cleanup and sanitizations as assigned by area supervision to maintain cGMP compliance within the Grade C/D work areas. Perform sanitizations in a timely and effective manner in accordance with cGMPs and Baxter procedures, maintaining production schedule.

* May be required to cross train as a support operator to assist additional manufacturing areas.

* Maintain organization at all times within the classified areas to ensure segregation, readiness and to prevent any contamination or rejection of batches.

* Compare Lot numbers to ensure correct material is being used for the specified batch

* Complete calculations to determine the amount of material to add based on final weight and sometimes potency

* Retrieve and test in-process samples

* Use scales and balances to weigh and add wide range of raw material

* Clean and sample equipment


Job Requirements (Education and Experience):

* High school diploma or GED required.

* 6 months previous Pharmaceutical Manufacturing experience preferred

* 2 years of experience operating and troubleshooting complex production equipment preferred

* Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook and the ability to use enterprise software (examples include: JDE, BPLM, Pilgrim, Trackwise, etc.))

* There are minimum training requirements for each operator level

Physical / Safety Requirements:

* Ability to stand for extended periods of time

* Ability to lift up to 50 pounds

* Ability to push/pull heavy wheeled objects (ie: tanks, carts, pallet jacks, etc.)

* Must be able to perform overhead work (ie: sanitizing walls and ceilings)

* Physical coordination/flexibility to allow gowning for clean room environments

* Utilize applicable personal protective equipment, including safety shoes/toe caps, gloves, eye protection, heat resistant wear and hearing protection

* Dexterity and physical condition to perform some level of repetitive motion tasks

* Ability to wear respirator when product or task requires

* Eyesight to ensure effective inspection of equipment and/or filled units (corrective lenses acceptable)

* Duties may require overtime work, including nights and weekends

* Use of hands and fingers to manipulate office equipment is required

* Must be able to gown qualify for Grade C/D areas

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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Reasonable Accommodations

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 and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.

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