Job ID R-409391 Date posted 11/08/2021 Apply

Back-Up Line Mechanic (Night Shift)

Job Description Summary

Perform routine and non-routine adjustments and repairs to production equipment within the cell. Troubleshoot and diagnose equipment and machinery malfunctions and make major and minor repairs as required. Determine the need for additional support from the Senior Maintenance Mechanic and/or the Electronic Technician. Perform preventative maintenance on all production machinery within the cell on a scheduled frequency to assure optimum equipment efficiency with minimum downtime. Monitor equipment within the cell to identify machinery components which are nearing failure and schedule repairs to be made. Comply with all local, state, federal, and BD safety regulations, policies, and procedures. Comply with all local BD quality policies, procedures, and practices through consistent application of sound quality assurance principles.

Job Description

Be part of something bigger!

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.

This is a night shift position. (Shifts B or D)

  • 12 hour rotating shift: 6:00 PM - 6:00 AM. Scheduled to work 7 days in a 14 day period (2 on, 3 off, 2 on, 2 off, 3 on, 2 off. Every other weekend is scheduled off.)

  • **We pay a shift differential for the night shift!**

Core Responsibilities:

  • Examine inoperative or malfunctioning production equipment and machinery and diagnose source of trouble (mechanical, electrical, or electronic). 

  • Determine what support functions are needed (mechanical or electronic) and coordinate and assist with repairs.

  • Dismantle machinery and perform routine and non-routine repairs.  Replace broken or defective standard parts with stock items.

  • If a defective part is not a stock item, coordinate the manufacture of replacement parts with the Senior Maintenance Mechanic.

  • Reassemble machines and fine tune and adjust equipment under both static and dynamic conditions.

  • Oil, lubricate, and maintain production equipment to support of the Preventative Maintenance Program. 

  • Adhere to the established Preventative Maintenance schedules and remain in compliance with Standard Operating Procedures.  Keep required maintenance records.

  • As the need arises, perform functional operating adjustments on equipment when requested by Machine Operators or Production Supervisors to obtain quality production.

  • Participate in training and cross-training efforts of the mechanics and operators.

  • Assist the machine operators with set-up and changeovers to ensure minimum downtime.

  • Participate in plant safety programs and ensure equipment within the cell is operating in a safe manner.  Understand and use the lockout/tag out system.

  • Know and understand scrap, up-time, and volume.

  • Operate equipment to meet production needs of team.

  • Follow all local, state, federal, and BD safety regulations, policies, and procedures including RCRA Hazardous Waste regulations.

  • Follow all local BD quality policies, procedures, and practices through consistent application of sound quality assurance principles.


  • High School Diploma or GED required.

  • (1-4) years of experience in a manufacturing environment preferred

  • Knowledge of repairing industrial equipment, machinery, and high speed assembly equipment is required.

  • Must have a working knowledge of electronic, pneumatic, hydraulic, and mechanical systems.

  • Understanding of both metric and American measuring systems.

  • Ability to read, write and communicate in English and basic mathematics

Work Environment & Essential Physical Functions:

  • This position is in a laboratory manufacturing environment and the physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an incumbent to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions (Per the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990)

  • Employees may be frequently required to perform the following physical duties:

  • Stand and/or occasionally sit for extended periods of time.

  • Bending, stooping and reaching.

  • Walking, kneeling, balancing, crouching, pushing/pulling, repetitive grasping, hearing, twisting, lifting, frequent use of hand to finger, handle, feel, pick or type which can include repetitive motion of the wrists, hands or fingers. 

  • Lifting requirements: may occasionally be required to lift up to 20 lbs, frequently lift up to 10 lbs, occasionally pulling/pushing up to 30 lbs, frequently pushing/pulling up to 10 lbs, frequently carry up to 5 lbs.

  • Almost always have exposure to work near moving mechanical equipment, and potential temperature fluctuations. 

For most roles at BD, employment is contingent upon the Company’s receipt of sufficient proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In limited circumstances, 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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