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Electrical Controls Technician - D Shift

Apply Now Job ID R-354541 Date posted 12/03/2019


Holdrege, Nebraska

Job Description Summary

Job Description

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.

Primary responsibility is maintaining automated manufacturing equipment and quality control systems. The associate must possess the desire and ability to learn and develop knowledge.

This position will include support for PLC, vision, motion control, digital displays, robot material handling systems, and all other electrical control systems. Also, provide electrical/electronic/mechanical production support, project support including machine electrical control fabrication, troubleshooting and repairs for assigned product areas.

This job must be performed with diligence and attention to detail because of the significant safety and quality risks inherent to the position. This position will provide leadership through work direction, guidance, and training to departmental personnel.  Daily interactions required with other departments, BD plants and vendors.


Essential functions include but are not limited to:

1.   Backup for other technicians where service and support is needed. May require working off shift.

2.   Installation and integration of safety control equipment.

3.   Ensures that appropriate quality engineers/techs/auditors are notified of programming/electronics changes that affect product or process quality.

4.   Maintains & repairs electrical/electronic and optical equipment valued at up to $4,000,000 in assigned production areas.  This includes troubleshooting, testing, adjusting, calibrating replacing parts, etc. in a manner that will facilitate a safe and effective repair. 

5.   Minimizes quality risks due to the electrical/electronic machinery/equipment including maintaining inspection systems.

6.   Minimizes electrical safety risk by ensuring approved procedures are followed and standards are met.

7.   Communicates and maintains a favorable rapport with team leaders, engineering, maintenance and production associates.

8.   Is on-call for emergencies.

9.   Uses personal computers to interface with PLC’s and peripheral equipment.

10.  Works with vendors.

11.  Communicates daily events, projects, etc. to the electronic tech on the next shift.

12.  May include layout, fabrication and programming project work.

13.  Works under electrical engineering in various areas as needed for projects.


Performs other duties as assigned by Team Leader and required to support the needs of the business.



  • must obey all safety programs, policies & regulations;
  • must follow all GMP/QSR rules;
  • must cooperate fully with the safety and environmental programs;
  • must be able to work in a team environment and fully cooperate with coworkers and management;
  • may not pose a direct threat or significant risk to themselves or others;
  • must have regular attendance.


  • The “Essential Functions” and “Additional Responsibilities” listed in this description do not restrict the addition or deletion of any other responsibilities to this position.
  • Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities.  To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully.
  • Management reserves the right to change any and all job descriptions without notice and business conditions dictate.

Core Competency Requirements


  • Continuous & Versatile Learning
  • Customer Focus
  • Drive For Results
  • Process Effectiveness
  • Teamwork
  • We Accept Personal Responsibility
  • We Always Seek to Improve
  • We Do What Is Right
  • We Treat Each Other With Respect

1.   Education


  • H.S, Diploma/GED (if hired after 6/1/00)  Internal transfers exempted


  • Associates Degree  (Major:  Electronics) or equivalent*
  • *Equivalent – Computer Science Associates Degree or two years of formal education that demonstrates knowledge of electrical theory, mathematics, basic physics and other course work which will be the foundation for continued learning.  Mathematics and physics courses must be trigonometry based.

2.   Experience and Knowledge

No related experience required but one year or more  experience related to industrial automated controls with the skill sets listed below is preferred.


1+ year's experience with related industrial controls

Fully describe the type of knowledge, skills or abilities required:  (e.g. tools, equipment, hardware or software).

  • Well developed technical writing skills.
  • Ability to learn robotic systems.
  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude.
  • Ability to think logically.
  • Ability to troubleshoot, diagnose electrical/mechanical problems.
  • Demonstrated customer service skills.
  • Ability to use electronic/electrical test equipment including VOM, clamp on ammeter, logic analyzer, oscilloscope, etc.
  • Well developed interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Ability to read and understand electrical/electronic drawing and schematic diagrams.
  • Proven problem solving skills.
  • Well developed communication skills.
  • Ability to understand FDA and site regulations for change control.
  • Auto Cad proficiency.
  • Ability to work with minimal direction/supervision.

Primary Work Location

USA NE - Holdrege

Additional Locations

Work Shift

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