Human Factors Engineer II
Round Lake , Illinois
November 24, 2016
Job Description :
Every day, Baxter touches the lives of millions of patients and providers worldwide who rely on our essential hospital and renal products and services. You'll find Baxter's products and therapies on nearly every floor, in almost every hospital worldwide, in clinics and in the home. Baxter's employees are building upon the company's rich heritage of medical breakthroughs to advance the next generation of healthcare innovations that enable patient care. Our commitment to our mission means we are there when patients and healthcare professionals need us, during the critical moments that matter most. 

Apply human factors engineering principles to the design, development, and testing of medical products while working with cross-functional program teams. With minimal guidance, plans, schedules, and leads human factors engineering efforts for innovating new and improving existing medical products with product stakeholders (customers, marketing, and engineering).

1. With minimal supervision, leads human factors engineering work and research. These tasks provide experience and familiarization with the engineering staff, methods, techniques, theories, Baxter standard operating procedures, policies and projects.
2. Designing and executing tests to simulate product use for verifying and validating product performance, reliability, and usability.
3. Actively participate on device program teams to ensure sound human factors principles are considered and implemented.
4. Create and communicate project plans, tasks and deliverables and manage time to meet project deadlines. This includes reporting pertinent information at key milestones through clear, concise oral and written communications.
5. In partnership with other R&D teams, develop product prototypes to explore and validate user interfaces and demonstration prototype
6. Participate in efforts to develop process and procedures that align to Baxter initiatives and relevant human factors standards.
7. Provide technical supervision to less experienced human factors engineers.

Qualifications :
1. Demonstrated understanding of user centered design, heuristic evaluations, design of experiments, and statistical analysis.verbally and in written form.
2. Understanding of HFE principles in ergonomics, human computer / machine interface, and data collection / analysis methodologies.
3. Demonstrated ability to provide technical leadership for human factors engineering projects.
4. Capable of handling moderately complex engineering assginments.
5. Ability to draw conclusions and make recommendations based on a variety of technical inputs.
6. Knowledge of HFE requirements /standards.
7. Ability to solve human factors engineering problems with minimal assistance.
8. Strong interpersonal and communication skills in written and verbal form. Ability to decompose complex problems into actionable task list.
9. Understanding of Quality System Regulations (QSR). Understanding of design requirements for development, validation, and verification of medical products.
10. Experience with operating in a regulated environment (e.g., FDA) with comprehension of implications for medical device and healthcare application- preferred.

BS in Engineering 1+ years experience, preferred MS in Engineering

Equal Employment Opportunity
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A little about us:
Our employees are connected by an enduring commitment to save and sustain lives. This higher purpose binds us in doing work that matters.

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