Job ID R-489254 Date posted April 14, 2024

Be part of something bigger at BD. Here, you’ll join a driven, agile engineering team working in a startup-like environment that has the backing and resources of a Fortune 500 company. In engineering, you could be involved in everything from operations, production and construction to information technology and maintenance environments, all while analyzing and developing solutions to further our engineering capabilities. You’ll use your talent and track record of solving complex problems to achieve one singular goal: advancing the world of health™. At BD, you can make a true difference of one.

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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. 

Position Summary:

The Controls Designer will be responsible for creating and implementing automation solutions to deliver, maintain and improve Operational Performance Capability in our manufacturing facility. Through constant innovation will research and integrate the best technologies worldwide focusing on OT improvements, working closely with MTI, CI and Central Engineers for reliable and sustainable manufacturing automation solutionsWill support the Controls Coordinator with Smart Factory strategic technology pilots and expansion plans. Ensures compliance with BD quality systems, policies, procedures and best practices, and all local, state, federal and BD safety regulations, policies and proceduresRegular, punctual attendance is an essential job functionAbility to read and write and converse in EnglishWilling and able to uphold BD Values.


  • Assist the Controls Coordinator in developing and driving advanced technical training standards at the site resulting in increased technical bench strength.

  • Through constant innovation will research, develop, design, test, and implement automation solutions to keep Manufacturing reliable and sustainable.  

  • Act as technical leader to the plant and engineering group to support and deliver technological advancements in automation solutions to resolve manufacturing issues.  Providing the guidance, training and mentoring needed to maintain or improve operational performance.

  • Lead and manages multiple projects. 

  • Actively collaborates as a team member in a high-performance cross functional work team environment, including plant operations, engineering, IT, Quality and regulatory.

  • Act as a leader to establish, support and drive Controls standards adoption and implementation across the manufacturing enterprise. 

  • Understand Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), SCADA systems, Windows based PC applications, industrial networks, connectivity, and how to effectively apply these technologies to manufacturing environment keeping it safe and secure.

  • Provide first class technical support to the manufacturing enterprise, supporting plant operations and personnel to ensure a safety-first environment that delivers value to our enterprise and the highest quality products to our customers.

  • Understand and has experience in manufacturing processes in industrial plants (preferably Medical Devices), electrical control systems, equipment and machinery including validations (IQ/OQ/PQ) requirements

  • Develop, plan, and execute technical solutions including equipment bills of materials, scope of work, estimates, participate in proposal review and provide timely status updates

  • Provide leadership in knowledge transfer, training and implementation of approved standards and practices for Controls systems, including network implementation, PLC’s, HMIs, SCADA systems, field devices.

  • Lead process improvement projects delivering sustainable solutions in collaboration with plant technical associates.

  • Assist engineering team in developing and maintaining User Requirements Specification (URS) documentation specifying Controls requirements for new equipment purchases.

  • Other duties as required to support the needs of the business.


  • Associate’s degree in relevant fieldrequired.


  • Five years’ experience in control systems development and integration, managing advanced manufacturing process control application projects required.

  • Experience with technical team development required.

  • Experience working with third party vendors and system integrators, specifying hardware and software for controls and automation projects, FAT, SAT and project managementrequired.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Thorough Knowledge of control systems, PLCs, vision systems, motion controls, operator interface panels, power distribution, electrical control components, safety systems and hardware/software implementation and validations

  • Designing and drawing complex electrical/controls schematics - Proficient

  • Demonstrated leadership abilities, managing effective team relationships Proficient

  • Organizational, written and verbal communication – Proficient

  • Ability to meet deadlines - Proficient

  • Communication and presentation skills required - Proficient

  • Detail Oriented Proficient

  • Manage capital expenditures per designated projects – Basic

  • Knowledge of OSHA safety and environmental requirements - Basic

PCP Level:N/A

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.

Why Join Us?

A career at BD means being part of a team that values your opinions and contributions and that encourages you to bring your authentic self to work. It’s also a place where we help each other be great, we do what’s right, we hold each other accountable, and learn and improve every day.

To find purpose in the possibilities, we need people who can see the bigger picture, who understand the human story that underpins everything we do. We welcome people with the imagination and drive to help us reinvent the future of health. At BD, you’ll discover a culture in which you can learn, grow and thrive. And find satisfaction in doing your part to make the world a better place. 

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Advancing the world of health™

BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health™ by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. BD helps customers enhance outcomes, lower costs, increase efficiencies, improve safety and expand access to health care.

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Staff Engineer

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BD is full of passionate, loyal, and driven people that have a common goal of advancing healthcare without sacrificing quality or service.

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