Job ID R-481343 Date posted April 7, 2024

Production Line Leader (Onsite)- Night Shift

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.

Why join us?

A career at BD means learning and working 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.

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.

Become a maker of possible with us!

Our generous benefits including:

  • Matched contribution Pension scheme up to 10% of salary

  • Life assurance and critical illness cover

  • Private Medical Insurance

  • Share save scheme – matched up to £150/month

  • Reward & recognition scheme linked to Health and Safety and Continuous Improvement

  • Employee Assistance Program, supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing

  • Flexible benefits including cycle to work scheme

  • Subsidised canteen

  • Free car parking

  • 24 days holiday (25 after 5 years)

Our vision for BD in Plymouth

BD Plymouth, a state-of-the-art Manufacturing 27 acre site, proud to be actively recruiting driven, passionate and team–orientated people to supplement our highly skilled team during this period of growth. You can look forward to an exciting career, phenomenal benefits package, collaborative working and opportunities to expand your skills in this fast moving, dynamic and agile business.

About the role

Reporting to the Operational Team Leader of the shift, responsible for co-ordinating all activities associated with a specific line team, with the aim of meeting the budgeted manufacturing objectives.

This is a Night shift position, 11pm - 11am , 3 days on and 3 days off.

With this role you will receive an impressive 48% Shift premium on top of a highly competitive salary

Main responsibilities will include:

  • In conjunction with the Operational Team Leader, responsible for the operational performance of the team to achieve the planned manufacturing volume targets. This role is operational and the duties are carried out in addition to normal operator responsibilities.

  • Responsible for ensuring all products are manufactured as specified within the Quality system and to organise corrective action to maintain the manufactured product to the acceptable quality standards.

  • Responsible for ensuring manufacturing waste levels on the line are within budgeted levels.

  • Responsible for ensuring that all associates comply at all times to Health and Safety, Environmental and GMP standards.

  • Responsible for ensuring the all associates receive appropriate training where necessary and document all related training activities in order to maintain compliance with all company and regulatory requirements.

  • Responsible for the day-to-day activities and planning of the production needs to implement manufacturing schedules. Maintain effective control of the line, making changes to the materials, manning and production when required in order to accommodate any changes in the schedule.

  • Motivate, encourage and involve all line members in promoting “Team” approach, supporting and upholding the Company’s Core Values.

  • Ensure a smooth shift hand-over, encouraging effective communication between the incoming and outgoing line teams. Must be prepared to come in (10) minutes before start of shift and stay for (10) minutes after the end of the shift to ensure hand-over occurs with out-going/in-coming line team. The hand-over takes place between the out-going/in-coming line leaders, and is conducted at the shift start up board. The shift start up board is the primary channel for communicating line performance.

  • Participate, as appropriate, in manufacturing team meetings, and team discussions with the other Line Leaders, Operational Team Leaders and Value Stream Shift Leaders.

  • To support and ensure all associates are engaged in the Company’s Continuous Improvement initiatives and activities.

  • Liaise and work very closely with the appropriate Technical support to ensure that a secure bond is developed and maintained between TA’s and Technicians and the operators, and that they are both an interactive and pro-active team.

  • To undertake any other reasonable task/request as the position and job requires to achieve the overall Plant objectives.

Click on apply if this sounds like you!

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, or any other protected status.

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GBR Plymouth - Belliver Industrial Estate

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GB-Con-PLY Green 23-11-Shift B type (United Kingdom)

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