Principal Engineer (Specialty Projects)

  • Full Time
  • Bangalore
  • Posted 3 weeks ago

Baxter International Inc.

Vantive: A New Company Built On Our Legacy


Baxter is on a journey to separate our ~$5B Kidney Care segment into a standalone company. Vantive* will build on our nearly 70-year legacy in acute therapies and home and in-center dialysis to provide best-in-class care to the people we serve. We believe Vantive will not only build our leadership in the kidney care space, it will also offer meaningful work to those who join us.


At Vantive, you will become part of a community of people who are focused, courageous and don’t settle for the mediocre. Each of us are driven to help improve patients’ lives worldwide. Join us as we revolutionize kidney care and other vital organ support.


*Completion of the proposed separation of Kidney Care from Baxter into a standalone company (to be named Vantive) remains subject to the satisfaction of customary conditions.

About Baxter

Baxter provides a broad portfolio of essential renal and hospital products, including home, acute and in-center dialysis;

sterile IV solutions; infusion systems and devices; parenteral nutrition; surgery products and anesthetics; and pharmacy

automation, software, and services. The company’s global footprint and the critical nature of its products and services

play a key role in expanding access to healthcare in emerging and developed countries. Baxter’s employees worldwide

are building upon the company’s rich heritage of medical breakthroughs to advance the next generation of healthcare

innovations that enable patient care.

Job Summary

•  Job Title – Principal Engineer (Specialty Projects) Sterility Assurance

•  Location – Whitefield, Bangalore

This position is primarily responsible for the Leading the innovation projects related to new device Development which requires planning, designing, execution, documentation, data analysis and final report generation for R&D studies. The development of device involves designing studies for device Disinfection, Cleaning and design controls required for maintaining the Sterility Assurance controls for the Life cycle along with process qualification and Sterility Assurance studies for devices, drugs, and Solutions with patient at the center of these studies & minimizing the risk. The candidate should have a strong background of Cleaning Validation, Disinfection Validation, sterilization validation, design and qualification of water generation systems/devices, and should have a strong understanding of the scientific aspects related to cleaning, sterilization, disinfection and Sterility Assurance.

The Sterility Assurance Engineer will be required to have the knowledge will be required to provide support in following.

Good understanding of the Science, Engineering & microbiology principles, guidance, regulations around sterilization validation & related to Sterility Assurance. Design, development &Technical Understanding of Validation & Sterilization Engineering principles for devices/ Solutions.         Planning, execution, and documentation of sterilization cycle development, and designing of studies for cleaning and disinfection of devices and lead the development of new generation devices/ cyclers. Good understanding of Life Cycle of sterilization development, Assessment of result & to verify if anything goes wrong in the process. Solid Leadership skills, team orientation and understanding of organizational cultural attributes. Sound Knowledge of Statistics, Sterilization Engineering, Data Analysis, Problem Solving, Troubleshooting Knowledge of General Aspects around the development of New products.

Candidate working with a Device / Drug Company in Research & development, Sterility Assurance, Quality Assurance, Qualification and Validation of Sterilization. Should have a sound knowledge of Global regulations for the Sterilization, Sterilized Medical products and Parenteral Industry. Exposure to product life cycle desirable.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Contribute technical feasibility analysis of complex research and design concepts including Sterilization design Engineering inputs for sterility assurance and related controls for the products.
Play a lead role in the evaluation, selection and adaptation of various techniques, which accomplish business objectives such as quality, cost optimization and cycle-time.
Design and perform Sterility Assurance Assessments and Sterilization qualification & validation studies in support of medical device, Solutions & pharmaceutical projects.
Perform standard sterilization engineering assignments for application, validity and conformance to specifications.
Utilize analytical process tools to solve complex process problems (e.g., FMEA, Risk Analysis, Process Modeling, Design of Experiments). Lead small project teams as needed to accomplish project objectives.
Study and recommend techniques to improve existing products/processes and process controls.
Provide sterilization support for Renal R&D projects and technical trouble shooting & to evaluate results relative to product requirements, definitions and/or program goals
Analysis and evaluation of sterilization studies data and assist in the preparation of documentation using Good Documentation Practices (GDP).
Employ appropriate techniques and methods to successfully conduct specific assignments within negotiated deadlines after receiving general instruction.
Demonstrate working knowledge of basic technical theories and principles within area of expertise for routine tasks.
Devise new approaches to complex problems through adaptations and modifications by use of standard technical principles.
Maintain current knowledge of relevant Quality System Regulations and other regulatory requirements related to R&D (product development, design and safety) to ensure compliance in all research, data collection and reporting activities.
Develop reports and presentations on technical plans and results.
Display a solid understanding of theories/practices utilized by other disciplines outside primary area of expertise.
Ability to convince management on courses of action with minimal assistance using both written and verbal methods.
Knowledge around microbiological aspects of biological indicators, Adventitious Agents and related microbiological concepts.

Master’s degree in a scientific discipline (Technology/ Science/ Pharmacy/Engineering) with minimum 10 years or BS with minimum 13 years’ experience in sterilization validation or equivalent.
Prefer experience with Sterilization Validation / Microbiology methods validation, Global sterilization regulations & TQM methods (e.g. “six sigma”)
Display a solid technical understanding of Sterilization Engineering principles and qualification practices & application of these principles on individual/small projects.
The position requires technical skills for solution Sterilization using moist heat, device sterilization using Gas (EO/VHP) / Radiation, assessing critical changes & impact assessments, writing study rationale documents.
Technical writing skills, remote support for projects, strong interpersonal skills and with a quick adaptive mindset for the new technologies.
Strong Data Analytical skills and exposure to new technologies for Sterilization in the Health Care Industry.

Excellent English verbal and written communication skills, skilled to coordinate with global stake holders and support across the different time zones.
Proficient with Sterilization validation principles and related testing for Biological indicators etc.
Hands on experience cycle design and development and performing the sterilization studies for devices with use of PCD /biological indicators.
Highly adept at grasping and solving complex problems using root-cause analysis techniques.
Ability to objectively identify technical solutions and make sound decisions
Project management experience for Quality & value improvement projects
Self-driven, resourceful, and able to work on multiple projects and priorities.
Strong organization, attention to detail, and documentation skills.
Strong acquaintance with technology, QMS tools and collaboration tools over the web: e.g. Trackwise, Document tools, WebEx, Teams, Microsoft Office products, etc.
A Career That Matters

Baxter’s employees are united in a mission to save and sustain lives. We are passionate about applying scientific

innovation to meet the needs of the millions of people worldwide who depend on our medically necessary therapies and

technologies. We focus on increasing access to healthcare, innovating in crucial areas of unmet need, and pursuing

creative collaborations that bring our mission to life for patients every day.

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, disability/handicap status or any other

legally protected chara

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

Job Overview
Job Location