Principal Engineer
Baxter - Thousand Oaks, CA

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Req ID: 60901BR

Business Title: Principal Engineer

Business: BioScience

Sub-Business: Manufacturing

Country: US

State/Province: California

Location of Position: Thousand Oaks, CA

Shift: 1st

Job Description:
Responsible for improving the reliability of equipment, processes and utilities by incorporating the principles of Reliability Centered Maintenance. Apply techniques toward the improvement of asset reliability (under the direction of supervisor). Responsible for prescribing reliability driven actions that require independent and/or collaborative judgment.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Trend work to identify high cost and/or high frequency maintenance activities and identify actions to improve reliability
Develop business justification analysis for modification work as directed by management
Lead reliability reviews and perform failure modes analysis for new assets being developed through capital project process.
Identify cost reduction opportunities through extended parts life, reduced labor cost and other improvement techniques as directed by management.
Analyze life cycle cost reports for new equipment.
Report to Senior Management the metrics of the maintenance systems, e.g. downtime, OEE and spending results.
Work independently with minimal supervision to execute all facets of projects, and support on-going manufacturing issues.
Expected to make suggestions on improvements based on supporting data, technical knowledge, engineering principles and current industry practices.
Defines, develops, administers and refines the maintenance program for all assets. This would include: Set up Preventive Maintenance (PM) strategy for all new equipment, review of existing PM effort to insure that the right work is being done in the correct time interval and oversee the Predictive Maintenance (PdM) efforts in your area of responsibility.
Drive projects to completion and meet timeline and budget objectives.
Able to participate and make suggestions for capital planning, spending and tracking.
Provide technical support related to process investigations and exceptions, and recommend, justify and implement engineering based solutions.
Supervise contractors and junior level engineering personnel on projects and activities.
Demonstrate continuous improvement with respect to increasing job knowledge and proficiency related to engineering in the biopharmaceutical industry best practices and technologies.
May perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:
Display a solid technical understanding of engineering and maintenance principles and procedures (e.g. CMMS and its application or scheduling a series of technical tasks utilizing software-based tools).
Demonstration application of engineering principles on individual/small projects.
Risk Assessment, Lean/Six Sigma Green belt and experience a plus.
Experience with Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) preferred
Demonstrates leadership skills.
Familiarity with equipment Lifecycle Management (LCM), Failure mode effect analysis (FMEA), Life cycle cost (LCC), Total cost of ownership (TCO)
Ability to organize and present technical and project mgt. overviews without assistance.
Knowledge of cGMP manufacturing.
Must have excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills; Able to efficiently communicate with cross-functional teams and management on recommended course of action, with minimal assistance.
Must have proficient computer skills and be experienced using CMMS systems
Has the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and work on multiple projects simultaneously.
Must be a self-starter, detail oriented and able to work independently with minimal supervision.
Must embrace working in a fast-paced, team-oriented, cross-functional environment.
Must have the following personal attributes: integrity and trust, work ethic, sound judgment, intellectual honesty, pragmatism, courage and conviction.
Must have passion to innovate and drive for solutions.
Must display personal accountability for results and integrity.
Must have relentless focus on rapid and disciplined action.
Must have respect for individuals and the diverse contributions of all.
Education and/or Experience
B.S. in Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical or Bio-Medical Engineering and 5-8 years of experience. Experience supervising technical positions. Experience in handling multiple projects and leading cross functional project teams. Must be familiar with cGMPs, Good Engineering Practices.
Working Environment

Normal office environment.
Must be able to work in controlled or clean room environments requiring special gowning. Will be required to follow gowning requirements and wear protective clothing over the head, face, hands, feet and body. No make-up, jewelry, contact lenses, nail polish or artificial fingernails may be worn in these work environments.
The incumbent may work in a clean room environment wearing special garments. Additionally, personal protective equipment must be worn due to safety requirements.
May work in a cold, wet environment.
May be exposed to sunlight and heat.
May be exposed to dust, gases, and fumes.
Possible exposure to cool/hot storage conditions.
May be around moving equipment and machinery.
May be working in a loud area that requires hearing protection and other protective equipment to be worn.
May work around chemicals such as alcohol, acids, buffers and celite that may require respiratory protection.
Inside or outdoor working conditions.
May require immunization before performing work within the manufacturing area.
Will have interaction with other people.
Pace may be fast and job completion demands may be high.
Physical Demand

The overall physical exertion of this position is sedentary work.
May be required to lift up to 25 pounds when completing the following job duty
May be required to push up to 25 pounds when completing the following job duty
May be required to pull up to 25 pounds when completing the following job duty
May be required to visually inspect frequently when completing the following job duty: start-up, troubleshooting and commissioning equipment.

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