Job ID R-412663 Date posted 09/13/2021 Apply

Instrument Maker Specialist

Job Description Summary

Job Description


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. 

Job Description:

  • Entry into this level is by management team consensus considering a variety of factors including but not limited to business need, work ethic, skill level, product knowledge performance and productivity and demeanor.

  • Performs a variety of operations to meet specified dimensions and tolerances based on manufacturing documents including part prints, process routers and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s).

  • Will operate within the plant/shop safety rules and maintain good housekeeping practices.

  • Maintains quality and productivity levels during the manufacturing process.

  • Operates and adheres to general plant rules and policies governing workplace conduct, performance, EH&S policies and good documentation practices.

  • Maintains good housekeeping practices in his work area and the plant in general.

  • Works cohesively with others in a team environment.

  • Will work on a variety of parts in different cells if the business needs arise.

  • Perform difficult production operations without supervision, while maintaining part print dimensions and tolerances. 

  • Make necessary adjustments to instruments and equipment as required to meet print and performance specifications, and possesses specialized knowledge of jobs or equipment and is versatile within a specific area or areas. 

  • Provide training and follow-up with lower level Instrument Makers to ensure understanding of instructions/procedures, and that all dimensional, cosmetic and performance requirements are met.

  • Identify procedural problems and work with appropriate parties for correction. 

  • Identify process improvements which may improve product production, quality and cost. 

  • Work well with others in a team environment. 

  • Produce the advanced instruments in each work cell, without supervision. 

  • Perform polishing/grinding operations utilizing stationary floor mounted equipment which requires leaning forward with arms extended over grinding motor from a sitting position for extended periods of time.

  • The primary work stance is sitting with limited standing, bending or twisting required for the Instrument Maker.

  • Occasional movement of product weighing up to 50 pounds from one work station to another.

  • Visual acuity adequate to detect subtle visual product non-conformities.

Required Competencies:


  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • Requires a completion of a formal apprenticeship or equivalent training and experience.


  • Basic math

  • Capable of reading and interpreting part prints, pre-process control sheets/project routers, and can follow the procedures necessary to manufacture high level and high quality instruments.

  • Performance of operations which require finite motor skills, movement of hands in a rotary motion and good eye-hand coordination.

  • Consistently demonstrated high quality, productivity, and proficiency across most families of instruments.


  • Knowledge, skills and abilities that allow employee to efficiently and effectively perform all tasks at instrument making level.


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. 


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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USA MO - St Louis

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