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Maintenance & Reliability Manager

Company: BAXTER
Location: Snow Lake
Posted on: September 16, 2023

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.

Your Role at Baxter

This is where we make life-saving products

You have deep knowledge of and experience with manufacturing processes. You understand the importance of building relationships, establishing order, and maintaining clear communication channels. As a Maintenance Manager, you are a leader who is willing to listen and inspire others by your actions. You also appreciate the stability of a large multinational company with a long history of growth and success. Your team is an extension of your family, and you know how to support them as individuals while helping them achieve results as a team.

You own the strategic planning of the assigned maintenance department. You provide leadership within the maintenance organization and lead the organization's engineers, supervisors and technicians. Responsible for the area budget and headcount resources. Advise the team on completing projects and programs within boundaries of quality, time and budget. Based on significant technical and managerial expertise, creates a strategy and structure to improve asset availability for the department. Provides technical direction to staff and cultivate an environment of creativity and innovation in completing departmental responsibilities and goals.

Your Team

Baxter is focused on saving and sustaining lives by finding solutions to complex problems. Each day, the manufacturing team strives to create quality products for our customers-and are sometimes met with unforeseen issues to solve. The high-caliber talent at Baxter meets these challenges head-on, as a team, to build products with the customer's needs top-of-mind. We establish relationships with each other to get work done.

As a multidisciplinary environment, we are always learning from others and exchanging ideas. This means we are open to new opinions and encourage Baxter employees always to be their authentic selves and celebrate our various backgrounds.

A manufacturing facility is a high-energy environment with little downtime. We have robust processes that ensure our employees are safe and healthy-both mentally and physically. We pride ourselves on being top of the line regarding cleanliness and safety. We provide opportunities for you to continue to learn through training, and support for advanced degrees. Growth from role to role or level to level is encouraged and is supported by management to ensure employees are consistently engaged with their work.

What you'll be doing

  • Providing strategic planning leadership by setting strategies and priorities based upon anticipation and application of industry trends and emerging technologies.
  • Creating and maintaining an environment where team members experience personal and professional growth and become a more self-directed team.
  • Using broad knowledge and experience in multi-functional activities, to coordinate and direct activities of teams and individual contributors to ensure asset reliability and availability.
  • Create and implement effective strategies to improve maintenance metrics, personnel knowledge and skills, ultimately increasing asset availability.
  • Increase the effectiveness of internal and external resources (business unit and cross-business unit) to meet departmental objectives.
  • Advising on the implementation of new technologies to increase asset availability. Provide leadership to ensure adequate resources are available to complete all departmental responsibilities.
  • Drive the site wide culture as it relates to equipment reliability
  • Sustain a clean and safe work area using 6S principles.
  • Learn, understand and apply thorough quality standards, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP)
  • Overtime is worked as required
    What you'll bring
    • BS in Engineering Field preferred. (i.e. Mechanical, Electrical Controls, Mechatronics, Automation)
    • 8 or more years of relevant technical experience. Several years of technical management experience including multi-functional teams, resource and budget management.
    • Must possess a proven understanding of maintenance management (e.g. technical knowledge, maintenance metrics and computerized maintenance management systems) and show knowledge of related fields within the maintenance department.
    • Ability to establish annual business plans which anticipate trends, technical, and financial conditions.
    • Possess thorough understanding of Preventive Maintenance Programs and how to establish in a multi-layered manufacturing facility
    • Demonstrate understanding of business drivers, customer needs and process improvement.
    • A strong ability to negotiate and improve effectiveness of resources and influence others internally and externally.
    • Understand safety and quality requirements. Be able to read and comprehend documents and engineering drawings.

      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 salary range of $80,000 to $145,000. The above range represents the expected 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.

      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.

      Recruitment Fraud Notice

      Baxter has discovered incidents of employment scams, where fraudulent parties pose as Baxter employees, recruiters, or other agents, and engage with online job seekers in an attempt to steal personal and/or financial information. To learn how you can protect yourself, review our Recruitment Fraud Notice .


Keywords: BAXTER, Pine Bluff , Maintenance & Reliability Manager, Professions , Snow Lake, Arkansas

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