Sr Principal Human Factors Engineer
Round Lake , Illinois
November 21, 2016
Job Description :
Baxter International Inc. 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; biosurgery 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 Duties/Responsibilities:

This person will be able to efficiently applies human factors engineering principles to the design, development, and testing of medical products while working on cross-functional program teams. Actively plans, schedules, and leads human factors engineering strategy for innovating new and improving existing medical products with product stakeholders (customers, marketing, and engineering)

With minimal direction, responsible for directing and coordinating all activities necessary to complete a major human factors engineering project or several small projects.

Designing and executing tests to simulate product use for verifying and validating product performance, reliability, and usability.

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.  

Applies hands-on skills in usability testing and measurement in areas of hardware, software, and disposable products.

In partnership with other R&D teams, develop product prototypes to explore and validate user interfaces and demonstration prototypes. 

Lead efforts to develop process and procedures that align to Baxter initiatives and relevant human factors standards.

Presents and advises on human factors topics across the organization.

Provide technical supervision to less experienced human factors engineers, and may be responsible for the management of a small work group.

Qualifications :

Proven experience in applying human factors techniques on programs across the product lifecycle from user research to prototyping to formative and summative product evaluation in areas of hardware, software, accessories, and /or disposable products.

Proven expertise in the development of human factors methodologies in ergonomics, human computer/machine interface, and data collection/analysis.

Demonstrated ability to provide technical leadership for human factors engineering projects with substantial complexity and scope.

Demonstrated ability to perform within a cross-functional team environment.

Proven experience in the effective implementation of HFE requirements /standards.

Ability to solve human factors engineering problems without assistance

Strong interpersonal and communication skills in written and verbal form.

Ability to decompose complex problems into actionable task lists.

Understanding of Quality System Regulations (QSR)

Understanding of design requirements for development, validation, and verification of medical products.

Experience with operating in a regulated environment (e.g., FDA) with comprehension of implications for medical device and healthcare applications.


Bachelors Degree in Engineering, highly prefer Human Factors   and 8+ years of experience.Masters/Phd degrees 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.      
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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 email to or call 877-229-4748 (877-BaxHR4U) and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.

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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