Job ID R-466181 Date posted 04/04/2023

SkillBridge Shift Leader Manufacturing/Operations

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

Program Overview  

The BD SkillBridge Fellowship Program provides opportunities for transitioning service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through an individual Fellowships during their last 6 months of service, for up to 180 days.

The SkillBridgeFellow will experience:

  • Mentoring and Development Career mentorship and access to our Veteran Associate Resource Group

  • Diversity – opportunity to collaborate with cross-functional teams and customers.

  • Business Impact – participate in meaningful projects that add business value across BD. 

  • Gain Medical Technology (MEDTECH) industry and technical experience.

Our SkillBridge Program consists of 3 cohorts per year, starting in January, May, and August.The Fellowship is designed to be 3-6 month long Fellowship in duration within the specific cohort timeline, however,can be flexible based on the service members remainingactive-duty time and special circumstances.

SkillBridge participants are not eligible for compensation or benefits from BD, as they continue to receive military compensation and benefits as active-duty service members.  After successful completion of the program, there may be an opportunity to be considered for a full-time position, depending on business needs. 

On acceptance into the program the SkillBridge Fellowship Program Management staff (consisting of mostly all veterans) will provide guidance, mentorship, and work closely with the Fellow for integration into the BD culture.

*3PM-11PM 8 hour 2nd shift*

Job Description

Essential functions include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for the operational performance of the team to achieve business objectives, initiating hands-on approach when appropriate.

  • Responsible for all people issues across the shift including absence control, discipline and grievance handling. Full support of this will be given through the Human Resources Department as required.

  • Responsible for ensuring that all associates on the team comply at all times to health, safety, environmental and Quality Systems.

  • Responsible for ensuring that all associates on the team receives appropriate training where necessary in order to maintain compliance with all company and regulatory requirements. Working closely with the Production Scheduler/Supply Chain to implement the production schedule and ensure it is understood and clearly communicated.

  • Must ensure all production areas are continually supplied with the relevant components. Ensure all products are manufactured as specified within the Quality System, and to organize corrective action to maintain the product and the accepted quality levels.

  • Participate in the team process of recruitment of new personnel, good employee relations, and the development of team members by an ongoing assessment of each individual. Support disciplinary procedures as appropriate.

  • Motivate, encourage and involve all team members in continuous improvement programs. Have input into new processes and liaise closely with support teams and groups. Facilitate team meetings as necessary.

  • Administer vacation authorization and attendance registration per the company policy and effectively communicate upon these to HR and Payroll as appropriate.

  • Adhere to manufacturing schedules.

  • Maintain effective control by the management of specific lots. Make changes to materials, manning and production when required to react to changes in the schedule.

  • Maintain regular and clear communication on the status of all activities within the area.

  • Ensure all reviews are completed on time. Undertake any other reasonable task/request as the position and job requires to achieve the overall Plant objectives.

  • Ensuring an effective shift handover takes place.


  • Required Qualifications:

  • Must meet all Department of Defense SkillBridge Eligibility requirements and be approved to participate in the SkillBridge program with your military installation command.

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred

  • Proven track record of success in military career


  • Coaching

  • Motivating, influencing, persuading and accomplishing results through others.

  • Communication skills to communicate clearly and effectively

  • Strong facilitation skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Strategic thinking.

  • Intimate level of computer skills as it relates to the computer programs in your respective area of responsibility.

  • think through complex issues analytically, even in difficult, emotionally charged situations;

  • analyze multiple causes and develop creative solutions to complex problems;

  • maintain a clear sense of perspective, seeing different aspects of a problem and then focusing on the key issues;

  • develop and hold a clear understanding of priorities;

  • adapt style and approach to suit different audiences;

  • handle multiple tasks proficiently;

  • learn quickly when facing new problems;

  • respond well to change/uncertainty.


  • There will be supervision of others.


  • Strategic and accountable for work of self and/or others in department.

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.

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.

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. You will have the opportunity to help shape the trajectory of BD while leaving a legacy at the same time. And through the organization’s investment in BD University, you will continually level up your tech skills and expertise.

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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US BD 2nd shift 3pm - 11pm (United States of America)

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