Job ID R-459830 Date posted 03/12/2023 Apply

BUG Grind Operator - 2nd Shift

Job Description Summary

Job Description

We are the makers of possible

BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world. Advancing the world of health™ is our Purpose, and it’s no small feat. It takes the imagination and passion of all of us—from design and engineering to the manufacturing and marketing of our billions of MedTech products per year—to look at the impossible and find transformative solutions that turn dreams into possibilities. 

We believe that the human element, across our global teams, is what allows us to continually evolve. Join us and discover an environment in which you’ll be supported to learn, grow and become your best self. Become a maker of possible with us. 

Job Grade: JG1-H06

PCP Level: 3

Shift: 4:00 p.m.- 12:00 a.m / Monday - Friday / 2nd Shift


The Cannula Manufacturing Associate will be responsible for processing cannula through grinding, packaging – inspection operations.  This includes loading and unloading, grinding, inspecting product, removing defective product, recording inspection and production data, monitoring the performance of the equipment and notifying set-up for repairs so that continuous work patterns are maintained.

  • Job requires at least 30 lbs. lifting and repetitive motion.  Requirements also include the use of microscopes, small tools, macroscopes, labels, packing material, etc.

  • Associate will perform clean up as required and maintain accurate production and quality records.


  • Able to learn product specifications and to perform required tests to meet quality requirements.

  • Ability to learn and use quality test equipment and measuring tools.                                              

  • Knowledge of computers to input quality and production data.

  • Process knowledge and skills to make and understand charting, graphs, data analysis, and their interpretation.  

  • Ability to make machine settings and adjustments with tools, computers, etc.


  • Work as a team member in helping solve problems.

  • Participate as a team member by meeting with off-shifts for meetings.

  • Perform peer reviews within the work team.

  • Responsible as a team member to provide coverage to maintain schedules and production flow.

  • Maintain accurate labor, production, waste and quality records.

  • Maintain adequate product supplies, tools, cannula, etc., to sustain continuous operation.

  • Inspect cannula per specification, including the removal of defects.

  • Perform required machine set-ups, adjustments, and PM’s.

  • Operate all equipment per operating procedures.

  • Fill out product identification as required per specifications.


  • Reports directly to product line coordinator or takes direction from shift coordinator and has no authority over others. 

  • Able to work effectively in a team, accurately, and with limited supervision.

  • Executes additional duties as required by coordinator.

  • Must be familiar with all specifications as outlined in the Manufacturing Set-up Procedures, Understand Process Specifications, Preventative Maintenance and Quality System Manual, blueprints, and GMP manuals, which pertain to this operation.

  • Be available to report to work during off shift hours to aid in machine repair or set-up as required.

  • Must comply with department protective clothing, safety and management policies.

  • Must be familiar with specifications and documentation associated with operations of this position. 

  • The operations of this position may specify use of chemicals.

  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and Right-To-Know training will be required for these chemicals.


Minimum Requirements:

  • High School diploma or GED

  • No previous experience required.

  • Proficient at speaking, reading and writing English

Ability to:

  • Work with others (interpersonal skills)

  • Give and receive feedback

  • Train others

  • Solve problems and make informed decisions

  • Plan and organize job tasks

  • Set priorities and timelines

  • Communicate (both verbally and in writing)

  • Break down tasks into their parts

  • Take initiative

Desired Skills:

  • MES

  • Precision measuring instruments

  • BD inspection methods and documentation

  • Previous manufacturing experience desired.


BD has the following Core Values that are expected behavior from every associate:

  • We Treat Each Other With Respect

  • We Do What Is Right

  • We Always Seek To Improve

  • We Accept Personal Responsibility

For certain roles at BD, employment is contingent upon the Company’s receipt of sufficient proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In some locations, testing for COVID-19 may be available and/or required. Consistent with BD’s Workplace Accommodations Policy, requests for accommodation will be considered pursuant to applicable law.

At BD, we strive to make healthcare a priority for our associates and their families. We have a variety of plans including a new HSA Basic plan option with Cigna.

  • $0 payroll contributions if your salary is below $50,000

  • Plan covers 100% preventative care (annual wellness exam, and immunizations)

  • Visit any provider

If you meet the eligibility and enrollment requirements, your coverage begins on your date of hire or the date you become a benefits-eligible associate.


BD provides comprehensive total rewards benefits for all of its employees. Most benefits start on day 1 of your employment with BD.

  • Competitive pay

  • Up to 6 weeks of paid parental leave

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance plans

  • Education assistance ($5250.00 per year)

  • Adoption assistance

  • 401K plan with $.75 of every dollar matched up to 6% of compensation

  • Basic life and AD&D provided

  • Discounted home, auto, and pet insurance plans

  • Paid holidays and vacation (pro-rated the first year based on actual start date)

Excited to grow your career?

We value our talented employees, and whenever possible strive to help one of our associates grow professionally before recruiting new talent to our open positions. If you think the open position you see is right for you, we encourage you to apply!

Our people make all the difference in our success.


A career at BD means being part of a team that values your opinions and contributions and that empowers you to bring your authentic self to work. Here our associates can fulfill their life’s purpose through the work that they do every day. 

You will learn and work alongside inspirational leaders and colleagues who are equally passionate and committed to fostering an inclusive, growth-centered, and rewarding culture. Our Total Rewards program — which includes competitive pay, benefits, continuous learning, recognition, career growth, and life balance components — is designed to support the varying needs of our diverse and global associates. 

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Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status. 

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