Job ID R-409722 Date posted 11/08/2021

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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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.

BD is hiring an experienced and driven Staff Engineer Operational Technology (OT) Manufacturing Network Engineer.  The IT/OT Engineer will be responsible for creating and implementing solutions to deliver, maintain and improve Operational Performance, Capability and Cybersecurity in our manufacturing facilities. OT Engineer will also support Smart Factory strategic technology pilots and expansion plans.

Major responsibilities:

  • Acts as technical resource to the plants and engineering group to support and deliver OT solutions to resolve manufacturing issues and improve operational performance in the areas of Controls, Automation, Manufacturing Networks, Manufacturing Network Security, and machine connectivity

  • Leads and manages the adoption of Cybersecurity framework and activities to secure OT processes across multiple manufacturing sites that includes technologies, assets, people, and Smart Factory implementations working as liaison between OT Center of Excellence and plant operations

  • Understands Data Highway communications and protocols: Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), SCADA systems, MT Connect standards, OPC-UA standards, Firewall rule development & troubleshooting, Windows based PC applications, industrial networks, TCP/IP/IoT connectivity, Edge Devices, Cloud Connectivity, Data Analytics, and how to effectively apply these technologies to complex manufacturing environments

  • Actively collaborates as a team member in a high-performance multi-functional work team environment, including plant and regional manufacturing technical resources, engineering, IT, Quality and regulatory

  • Acts as a leader to support and drive IT/OT and cybersecurity standards adoption and implementation across the manufacturing enterprise

Essential Duties (other duties as assigned)

  • Provide first class technical support to the manufacturing enterprise, supporting plant operations and personnel to ensure a safety-first environment that delivers value to our enterprise and the highest quality products to our customers

  • Understands and has experience in manufacturing processes in industrial plants, electrical control systems, equipment and machinery including verification and validation (IQ/OQ/PQ) requirements, medical experience not required, but preference will be given to candidates with manufacturing experience in the medical industry.

  • Develops, plans, and executes technical solutions including equipment bills of materials, scope of work, estimates, participate in proposal review, and provide timely status updates

  • Provide leadership in knowledge transfer and implementation of approved standards and practices for OT systems, including network implementation, PLC’s, HMIs, SCADA systems, Robotics, Cobots, field devices, Cybersecurity controls and IT systems

  • Lead process improvement projects delivering sustainable solutions in collaboration with plant technical peers

  • Facilitate and support new technology assessment, Proof of Concepts, Pilots, and Expansion Plans collaborating with Engineering, IT, Information Security, Operations, R&D and Vendors

  • Provide production support and maintenance for enterprise systems including Environmental Health & Safety, OEE and Plant Key Performance Metrics, Process Controls and Automation, reporting and analytics systems for Operations, Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) and others as directed

  • Collaborate with Information Technology and Information Security teams to get the desired outcome for the sites and the overall program

  • Assist engineering team in developing User Requirements Specification (URS) documentation specifying OT/IT requirements for new equipment purchases

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Track record of strong people/team development. Develops technical talent in the assigned facilities

  • Ability to establish and maintain strong, effective team relationships with multiple organizational levels across manufacturing sites and corporate

  • Strong written and verbal communication, including documentation standards, adept at articulating priorities, and speak to stakeholders at all levels in the organization.

  • Management skills that can mobilize, influence, and lead a matrixed team towards a common vision and set of objectives.

  • Ability to consistently meet deadlines and see projects through completion

  • Ability to travel up to 30%


  • Indirect - This position will have indirect supervision of plant controls OT and IT technicians to follow established controls procedures

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Education: Four-year degree in any of the following areas of engineering: Networking, Software, Mechanical, Electrical, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or any other equivalent degree provided with the required experience

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in systems development and integration, managing manufacturing process control applications projects, supporting, and developing hardware and software solutions, assets, and databases

  • Thorough Knowledge of control systems, PLCs, vision systems, motion controls, operator interface panels, power distribution, electrical control components, safety systems and hardware/software implementation and validations, ability to generalize manufacturing technology and solutions and competently communicate complex solutions to leadership

  • 5+ years of experience managing or administering manufacturing process controls networks, OT and IT infrastructure for manufacturing operations

  • Experience working with third party vendors and system integrators, specifying hardware and software for controls and automation projects, Factory and Site acceptance tests, and project management

  • Experience with network layouts, servers, switches, fire walls configurations and hardware/software specifications is critical

  • Knowledge of cybersecurity controls and its applicability in the healthcare industry, manufacturing, medical devices, IoT and intersection of IT and OT

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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US BD 1st Shift 8am-4pm (United States of America)

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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.

Zakiyyah Walker
Staff Engineer

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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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