Job ID R-468582 Date posted 05/24/2023

Bulking/Formulation Operator 3

Job Description Summary

Responsible for preparation of materials to support downstream manufacturing operations. May operate specialty preparation equipment. Weighs, measures and checks raw materials to ensure batches manufactured contain proper ingredients and accurate proportions following approved procedure. Assists with in process testing to ensure batches meet specifications. Responsible for validating processes and equipment directly related to filtration, cleaning and sterilization. Responsible for the removal and disposal of waste chemicals, solvents and acids. Identifies, troubleshoots, and resolves complex issues associated with bulking/formulation operations.

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.

We believe that the human element, across our global teams, is what allows us to continually evolve. Join us and discover an environment in which you’ll be supported to learn, grow and become your best self. Become a maker of possible with us.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Weighs, measures and checks raw materials to ensure batches manufactured contain proper ingredients

  • Performs simple analytical tests (pH, conductivity, and absorbance)

  • Performs routine cleaning of processing equipment

  • Handles hazardous waste as appropriate

  • Assists with inventory counting activities as required

  • Inspects in-process parts to ensure consistent quality and remove defective product, packaging, and component material

  • Responsible for ensuring timely and accurate documentation of all manufacturing activities performed

  • Monitors meters, gauges, temperatures, pressures, and related controls

  • Plans and controls timing of operations

  • Generates reports, graphs, and other data

  • Ensures accurate proportions of batches following approved procedure

  • Interprets complex drawings, diagrams, charts and specifications

  • Performs complex work to close tolerances, high quality and accuracy

  • Makes effective decisions relative to position requirements

  • Evaluates operating process equipment and implantation to ensure constant compliance with standard manufacturing practices (SMP)

  • Uses independent judgment in troubleshooting and problem solving under little/no supervision

  • May develop weekly production plans coordinating resources (raw materials) and communicating relative priority to downstream parties

  • Provides support to lead and/or supervisor when necessary

  • May provide training support for on-boarding and/or new procedures

  • May provide support on special projects

  • Demonstrates the ability to follow established procedures according to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)

  • Must follow all BD housekeeping policies and procedures

  • Must follow all BD safety policies and procedures

  • Must be able to work overtime as required to meet BD business requirements

  • Perform other duties as required


Minimum Education/Experience:

  • High School degree with 4 years’ manufacturing experience or AA science degree with 2 years’ experience

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in an FDA/Regulated environment.

Basic Skills:

  • Exhibit the ability to use independent judgment and demonstrated leadership

  • Possess the ability to communicate (oral/written) technical and non-technical information across the group and organization

  • Possess strong time management skills to complete assigned tasks in an accurate and timely manner

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Possess the ability to operate independently on semi-routine and routine activities

Proficient/Working Skills:

  • Must be proficient in English with the ability to read, write, analyze/evaluate charts, follow simple diagrams and perform basic arithmetic

  • Demonstrate the ability to use personal computers

  • Proficiency in MS Excel is required

  • Must be able to use advanced math skills to produce accurate formulas

  • Possess the able to read, write, comprehend and interpret complex charts, drawings, diagrams, graphs and other data

  • Obtaining BD forklift certification is required

Additional Qualifications:

  • Must be able to stand, walk and climb stairs 50% to 95% of the workday.

  • Routine use of Safety glasses, steel-toed shoes, respirators and hearing protection may be required. Must be used if required.

  • Repetitively heavy lifting required - 50-100 lbs.- 70%; 100-200 lbs. –30%

  • 2nd Shift Production Schedule - 10-hr./4-day work week

For certain 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, testing for COVID-19 may be available and/or required. 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 encourages you to bring your authentic self to work. It’s also a place where we help each other be great, we do what’s right, we hold each other accountable, and learn and improve 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. You will have the opportunity to help shape the trajectory of BD while leaving a legacy at the same time. And through the organization’s investment in BD University, you will continually level up your tech skills and expertise.

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. 

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