Job ID R-373689 Date posted 09/18/2020

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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The Manufacturing Engineer II provides a broad level of engineering leadership and support across manufacturing operations to ensure products are produced at a high-quality level and with optimum efficiency to ensure customer satisfaction. The selected candidate will directly support introducing new manufacturing capabilities through equipment acquisition, installation and validation. Additionally, they will take responsibilities for ongoing process support through problem investigations, projects implementation and continuous improvement activities.

As the primary electrical / controls engineering resource to the site, the selected candidate will lead the Mebane site in executing manufacturing equipment enhancement projects, support sourcing and deployment of new custom automation systems and provide support for our maintenance team with high-level problem diagnostics as well as training.

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As a member of the engineering and maintenance team, responsibilities include:

  • Help drive a safety focused culture through implementation of safe processes and equipment.
  • Implementation of BD Processes, which include Change Controls, Deviations, Engineering Change Orders, CAPA’s, etc.
  • Motivate others to accept process changes, sustain it and take ownership.
  • Lead by example with a hands-on approach in working with team members by demonstrating a passion for continuous improvement, effective prioritization, time management, and managing multiple tasks

As the lead manufacturing engineer responsible for one or more manufacturing systems, responsibilities include:

  • Assist operations and technical staff with solutions to problems occurring in the manufacturing process and ongoing training and technical support.  Document procedures and assist training employees who will operate the process.
  • Review and recommend Preventative and Predictive Maintenance Programs to prevent equipment failures and maximize machinery uptime.
  • Plan and lead small / medium projects including internal improvement projects focusing on design changes, process improvements, outsourcing, material cost reduction, and other plant efficiency efforts. - Ability to identify project requirements and develop schedules
  • Lead validation efforts writing and executing protocols; writing validation reports for new and existing equipment and processes.
  • Supports implementation and deployment of new manufacturing systems. 
  • Develop machine output capability, including throughput and repetitiveness regarding meeting / holding specification tolerances, machine process capability.
  • Identify and implement changes to working methods or operation sequences that will minimize risks, costs, and waste; increase yields and productivity; and improve the quality and consistency of final products.
  • Develop operating procedures, acceptance test and validation test plans and protocols. 
  • Collect and analyze performance data from equipment and automated processes to evaluate plant performance.

As the primary electrical / controls engineering resource to the site, responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for development, improvement, and maintenance of electrical and controls sub-systems for automation within the Media production plant(s)
  • Developing and communicating specifications for electrical controls, automation hardware, software components and systems. 
  • Design, develop, upgrade, and debug sequence control logic, PLC programs, electrical control sub-systems. 
  • Participate in guiding and developing activities for factory automation through development of automation standards and plant-specific software and database applications
  • Troubleshoot hardware and software components and sub-systems.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Proficiency with MS Office software.
  • Detail oriented with excellent analytical skills. 
  • Excellent communication skills, proven ability to work within a team environment and ability to prioritize responsibilities.
  • Experience working in a high volume, automated manufacturing environment
  • Experience working in an FDA regulated environment, preferably Medical Device
  • Thorough knowledge and experience in programming PLCs (with strong preference for Rockwell / Allen Bradley), HMI’s, sequence logic design, PID loop design /implementation.
  • Specification, design, installation, and troubleshooting of a variety of AC/DC motors, controls, instrumentation and sensors for automated systems.

Preferred Qualifications:

Skills and experience with any of these additional qualifications will be beneficial to success in the role

  • Experience coordinating equipment vendors, writing equipment specifications and operating procedures.
  • Machine design experience including relevant proficiency with CAD systems (Solid Works, Inventor, AutoCAD, etc.)
  • Experience with programming and developing vision system applications (Cognex, Keyence, etc.)
  • Experience in equipment acceptance and validation testing, including protocol development, conducting tests, and data interpretation.
  • Six Sigma training / certification and/or LEAN training.
  • Experience with application of manufacturing execution system (MES) and supervisory control and data acquisition systems (SCADA).


  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering 
  • 3-7 years relevant industrial experience and/or combination of post-BS education and experience required.

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.


Primary Work Location

USA NC - Mebane

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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.

As a new employee what I like most about BD are the many learning and professional developmental opportunities for growth offered. It is good to know that there are so many resources to choose from.

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Senior Program Manager

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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