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Job ID R-423430 Date posted 01/09/2022 Apply

Continuous Improvement Specialist

Job Description Summary

Job Description

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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. We have over 65,000 employees and a presence in virtually every country around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues.

Position Summary

Plans and designs the implementation of product and process improvements and ensures their successful start up in production.   Will be required to lead, support, and/or manage selected manufacturing projects, which may include process/equipment optimization and sustainability initiatives, among others.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leads cost and process improvement projects, internal or external to the plant.

  • Capable of developing complex project plans and meeting established due dates.

  • Develops standard operating procedures and product specifications.

  • Develops preventive maintenance strategies and schedules.

  • Leads Lean efforts through completion.

  • Presents and supports the implementation of Cost Reduction Projects including capital requirements.

  • Conducts benchmarking in internal and external plant systems and generates recommendations to management.

  • Provides technical and business support to Process Engineers, Process Owners and manufacturing personnel in order to complete machinery and processes improvements.

  • Identify, lead, support and manage manufacturing improvement projects until completion, which can include and is not limited to create multifunctional teams, and require vendor or supplier process improvement.

  • Responsibilities include project management, planning, team facilitation and project status updates.

  • Active member of the Validation Team; develops protocols, engineering studies and Design of Experiment (DOE).

  • Meets Federal, State and Local Regulations and Corporate Policies.

  • Frequent comparison and analysis of data against requirements.

  • Must have foresight and planning abilities in order to achieve the required objectives.

  • Perform manual calculations and must be able to use calculator and personal computer.

  • Write clear and neat information in production documentation.

  • Travel during the year.

Knowledge and Skills

  • ISO 9000 and QSR environment exposure

  • Lean Leader and Six Sigma certified preferred

  • Good understanding of manufacturing costs and financial analysis

  • Excellent presentation and project management skills; Quality and detail oriented, Team player and capable of influencing others

  • Exposure and knowledge on manufacturing systems as SAP

  • Fully Bilingual (Spanish & English)


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business Administration or Science

  • Minimum 3 years related experience either in Project Management, Packaging, Validations, Lean and/or Six Sigma methodology with a valid certification from an industry known trainer

For many 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, weekly testing for COVID-19 may be available instead of vaccination. 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 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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