Baxter’s Engineering Development Program (EDP) is a two-year engineering training program focused on developing high potential, entry-level engineering professionals. This program combines hands-on experiences and career mentoring with technical training classes to accelerate associates’ development. Associates will graduate with the confidence and technical ability to create Baxter’s next generation of products designed with the customer in mind.
Over the course of the program, associates develop their careers through three or four six- to nine-month rotations designed to challenge them to quickly adapt and add value to each position. These rotations provide an opportunity to experience a range of engineering roles such as designing and improving products and processes, reducing costs and improving quality, while also learning Baxter’s design methodologies such as Critical Thinking, Data Driven Design and New Product Introduction.
Associates will learn to work closely with other functions to integrate product designs for manufacturability, reliability and serviceability, ultimately providing customers with optimal products.
Associates are strategically aligned with Baxter’s Engineering organizations. Baxter’s Engineering organizations oversee the design and production of Baxter’s medical products including devices, disposables and containers. In this area, associates are typically involved in:
As associates progress through each rotation, they continue to build and develop their skills, and enhance their overall knowledge of Baxter. Prior to completing the program, successful program associates typically begin planning their transition to a regular, full-time position within the company. As they do so, they will have access to a variety of resources to help with their transition, including the EDP program manager, business unit Human Resources managers, and past EDP supervisors and alumni.
Interested students should visit their college placement office to determine when Baxter representatives will be on campus for career fairs and interviews. If career fairs or on-campus interviews are not being conducted, students who meet the EDP qualifications may submit their resumes through the Careers link at www.baxter.com.