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Calibration Technologist

Company: Baxter
Location: Cleveland
Posted on: June 13, 2021

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.

About Baxter's Cleveland, MS Facility:

Cleveland's technology and automation is cutting edge. It is the U.S. sole source for plastic pour bottles, glass IV, and various reconstitution devices. This facility produces a number of major product lines with a diverse array of automated manufacturing technologies ranging from bottle solution filling, injection molding, tubing extrusion, and device assembly. Our Cleveland plant has been an integral part of Baxter for over 60 years. The work is challenging and rewarding, as Baxter offers competitive compensation and benefits. Baxter encourages and values every employee and believes that all can make a contribution to advancing healthcare for patients; work to be proud of.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for performing complex maintenance, testing, troubleshooting, calibration and repair on a variety of circuits, components, analytical equipment and instruments for laboratory and manufacturing equipment.
  • Prepares technical reports, perform trending on equipment and processes, and determines acceptability of product and processes based on data analysis and specifications.
  • This section contains a list of five to eight primary responsibilities of this role that account for 5% or more of the work.
  • The incumbent will perform other duties assigned. Assists with outside audits for vendors in contract calibration laboratories.
  • Follows sequence of testing from calibration procedures for instruments and equipment and ensures all tasks are performed in compliance with applicable Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Creates and maintains equipment file for each piece test/manufacturing equipment requiring calibration.
  • Sets up standards and special purpose laboratory equipment to test, evaluate, and calibrate other instruments and test equipment.
  • Applies complex formulas to solve problems in measurements and calibrations.
  • Assists engineers in evaluation plans and procedures, to maintain precision accuracy of measuring, recording and indicating instruments and equipment.
  • Ensures all tasks are performed in compliance with applicable Standard Operating Procedures. Investigates failures and determines acceptability of product and processes.
  • Performs documentation of investigation findings.
  • Assists with development and implementation of technically defensible calibration procedures.
  • Follows procedures for performing steam sterilization studies for sterilization vessels.
  • Train fellow employees in the calibration department to allow for cross training of responsibilities. Communicate with vendors and send out purchase orders for items that are externally calibrated.
  • Serve as a technical resource on metrology issues.
  • May assist in coordinating and scheduling the routine preventative maintenance of the department and calibration technicians.
  • Proficient understand of Metrology with an ability to deal with moderately complex processes and procedures.


  • This position requires Associate degree or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school and 5 or more years of experience.
  • Must be able to demonstrate judgment and initiative in problem resolution.
  • Must be able to work unsupervised.
  • Must have good communication skills and detail oriented. A basic understanding of instrument capabilities/limitations and factors affecting their use is preferred.

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

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Pay Transparency Policy

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 Americas_TTA@baxter.com and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.


Keywords: Baxter, Jackson , Calibration Technologist, Other , Cleveland, Mississippi

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