Job ID R-419561 Date posted 11/22/2021 Apply

Laser Machine Programmer

Job Description Summary

Job Description

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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

  • Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Program laser marking equipment used to etch surgical instruments with product specific content.

  • Set-up and operate laser marking equipment to apply programmed content onto surgical instruments made from a variety of materials.

  • Troubleshoot issues concerning mark quality related to laser marking process.

  • Become proficient in use of laser marking software and train others in its use, as required.

  • Provide feedback to Operations and Engineering regarding potential process improvements.

  • Performs operations to meet specification based on manufacturing documents including part prints, process routers, and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

  • 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 work area and the plant in general.

  • Works cohesively with others in a team environment.

  • Performs moderately complex production operations without supervision.

  • Identify procedural problems and notify appropriate parties for correction.

  • Perform functional tests as necessary to ensure instruments function properly and meet quality requirements.

Physical requirements

  • The primary working position is sitting with limited standing, bending, or twisting required for the operator.

  • 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

  • Technical school or training preferred


  • Basic math

  • Ability to read and interpret part prints, process control sheets/project routers, and can follow procedures necessary for proper production of V. Mueller and Snowden-Pencer surgical instruments.

  • Process validation experience a must

  • Experience with design and change control procedures

  • Experience working in FDA regulated environment a plus

  • Experience as functional or cross functional liaison with stakeholders concerning project deliverables


  • Minimum of two years experience

Specialized Knowledge

  • Process Validation

For many 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, 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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USA MO - St Louis

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