Director, Engineering

at Baxter Healthcare Corporation in Mountain Home, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

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.



Directly and through subordinates, the Director of Engineering directs and provides technical guidance to project, process, and industrial engineers, facilities, utilities and the maintenance organization. The Director of Engineering is responsible for providing plant manufacturing capacity, process automation and optimization, and engineering support for the Plastics, Injection Molding and Device and Product Assembly areas. The Director of Engineering also provides needed support to divisional partners during new product development.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Direct the activities of the utility, facility, industrial and project engineering staffs by prioritizing projects, providing technical guidance, establishing, evaluating, and reviewing performance goals and objectives for each subordinate.

Establish and control capital and operating budgets for the department.

Manage the design, installation and start-up of new equipment and systems.

Direct activities of outside engineering groups for the plant.

Manage development of site engineering standards.

Manage design and construction of manufacturing specialty systems.

Insures his/her and department employee compliance with all Good Manufacturing Practices (Quality Systems Regulations), ISO 9000 Regulations, and ISO 13485 Requirements.

Lead technological advances in systems in the plastics and device assembly areas.

Provide support for routine, preventive, and predictive maintenance activities.

Drive Engagement in the team through modeling our Leader Behaviors:

Communication - actively keep work group informed. Own the message and speak with one voice with site leadership

Recognition - regularly acknowledge and celebrate the achievements, contributions and efforts from the team

Feedback - provide positive coaching and development of team members and consistently manage performance and behavior issues with dignity and respect

Enabling Success - ensure team members have what they need to be successful on a daily basis, and in their career aspirations


Job Requirements:

Bachelor of Science in relevant Engineering discipline with advanced technical degree or equivalent experience.

Twelve or more years of relevant technical experience.

Several years of technical management experience including cross functional teams, resource and budget management, and strategic development experience.

Process Equipment Installations

Manufacturing System Installations

Project Management

Communication skills

Organization skills

Ability to develop personnel


Physical / Safety Requirements

Duties may require overtime work, including nights and weekends

Use of hands and fingers to manipulate office equipment is required

Position requires standing and walking for extended periods of time


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



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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Job Posting: 3128745

Posted On: Nov 12, 2021

Updated On: Dec 12, 2021