Machine Operator (3rd Shift)

Machine Operator (3rd Shift)

Req #: 18000CA0_en

Location: Bloomington, IN US

Job Category: Local Job Codes

Date Posted: 6/13/2018 8:50:09 PM

Baxter International



The Machine Operator ensures maximum equipment efficiency to meet client demand and expectations. They contribute to creating an environment where teamwork, productivity, safety, identity, strength, purity and quality (SISPQ) are reflected in the finished product. 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):

1 . Equipment Operation (40%)

Follow and execute machine operation according to standard operating procedures (SOPs) and batch record instructions

Maximize equipment efficiency during operation, ensuring first pass quality product

Periodically check/examine units from good and or reject areas to ensure proper equipment function

Challenge equipment and or verification systems according to SOPs or batch record instructions

Document all actions performed at the time of performance; assist with verifying various batch record or other equipment steps for teammates

Communicate equipment issues to subsequent shifts, Supervisor and appropriate personnel

Contact and work with internal resources and or vendors to maintain/improve equipment performance

Meet equipment/line efficiency targets by proactively taking action to prevent downtime; work with upstream or downstream team members to help line flow

Use and sample printed materials to the batch record by First In First Out (FIFO) Print/document machine outputs or reports before, during, or after processing

2. Set-up, Tear down, & Changeover (25%)

Thoroughly clean and clear machines in established target timelines between production operations

Perform set-up and changeover activities independently for assigned machine; assist set-up and or changeovers on additional equipment when available

Verify all set-up/changeover steps have been completed properly using set-up checklists Monitor setup and changeover process to ensure completion within target set/changeover time

Assist Quality Assurance and or production clearance personnel with clearance of machine

3. Machine Trouble shooting (15%)

Track machine faults and or downtime system data as problems occur; share information with

Technician/Maintenance/Engineering support and help recommend appropriate action to correct the equipment issue

Clear most faults and re-start equipment following shutdown with minimal direction or supervision according to SOPs or batch record instructions

Assist with completing work orders for equipment related problems

Provide recommendations and implement solutions to equipment/process challenges

Utilize all available information and support groups to resolve problems in a timely manner

Assist with documentation and follow up to problems with inadequate/defect material

4. Continuous Improvement, Training, and Safety (15%)

Train peers and Relief Machine Operators for general equipment operation, setup and changeover

Work with Finishing Training, Supervisors, Machine Operators, etc. to update/improve SOPs

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Participate in continuous improvement initiatives

Immediately address any safety or training deficiencies discovered by you or your team mates; notify appropriate levels of management as necessary

Work with Engineering, Senior Technicians, Tech Services, etc. to improve material design and or equipment operation.

Equipment qualification (5%)

Provide support to equipment qualification/validation

Develop SOPs for equipment implementation

Work with Tech Services, Engineering, Maintenance and Production to ensure smooth transition to production


Provide direct support to test components and 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.)

Physical I Safety Requirements:

Must be able to lift, push/pull, and carry up to 50 pounds

Required to stand for as long as 8 hours per day, including constant standing for 2 hours at a time Must be able to lift 20 pounds overhead

Duties may require overtime work, including nights and weekends

Use of hands and fingers to manipulate equipment is 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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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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