Job ID R-413776 Date posted 09/26/2021

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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Reports directly to the Engineering Supervisor and indirectly to the Production Supervisor.

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. 

Provides technical support, primarily mechanical, to production operations. Operates, sets-up, adjusts, changeovers/troubleshoots and repairs/maintains all departmental production equipment.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Production, quality, downtime and waste levels of machine operation. Provides leadership and training for associates on production floor. Must project positive attitude with excellent team skills. Interacts with machine shop personnel to resolve and improve equipment operation and processes.

  • Provides leadership in a team environment.  Trains and advises TA and fellow associates on accurate set-ups and repairs of equipment. Trains TA’s in methodical problem solving techniques.

  • Interfaces with engineering and Manufacturing Technicians (MT’s) to advise completion of required projects. Uses available resources: engineering, machine shop, production and maintenance departments as required.

  • Coordinates and advises improvement projects to increase equipment utilization. These are to be done in conjunction with area engineer, production supervisor and other resources that may be required. 

  • Audits preventative maintenance (PM) procedures and activities of TA’s and fellow associates. Documents electronically PM audits to supervisor for corrective actions.  Analyzes equipment failures for frequency of failure in order to modify/update PM work order.

  • Sets up and debugs equipment to detailed specifications.  Deviations from these specifications must be cleared with the supervisor or Engineering.

  • Maintains equipment in working order to produce product within specified quality and quantity limits, adjusting, troubleshooting, cleaning and repairing as vital. 

  • Maintains equipment logs for each piece of equipment, recording pertinent information about downtime and maintenance problems.  MUST have clear and legible handwriting.

  • Repairs equipment and reports major problems to supervisor.  Coordinates maintenance activities with Maintenance Department, Engineering, or other technical resources, as needed for major repairs/production issues.

  • Performs preventative maintenance on the equipment as specified in the PM program or as needed for smooth operation.  Tracks and audits PM’s to ensure they are completed and closed out in the SAP system.

  • Turns on machines and ensures proper functioning of machines and control panels.

  • Makes certain safety guards are in position and working properly.

  • Verifies that part tracks/rails are clean to ensure free travel of all component parts.

  • Monitors production machinery as needed to ensure top performance

  • Supports all upstream and downstream operations.

  • Maintains toolbox and surrounding area neat and clean.

  • Verifies that equipment-surrounding areas are clean during the shift.

  • Performs other duties as required.


  • Minimum requirements for this position include a High School Diploma or GED and minimum of 2 years mechanical experience in a Technical Associate, Set-up, or similar role.

  • Completed coursework in following subjects required (relevant experience may be substituted for individual courses):  Schematics, Basic Principles of Mechanics, Industrial Electricity, Problem Solving for Mechanical Applications, and Introduction to Industrial Technology.

  • Must be proficient with basic hand tools.  Knowledgeable of feeler gauges and other tools to measure tolerances, torque, and clearances.  Should be familiar with troubleshooting of cams, cam-followers, rod-ends, bushings, chain drives, conveyors, gear-boxes, vacuum systems, pneumatic systems, and ball-valves.

  • Previous leadership roles or supervisory experience preferred.

  • Reports directly to the Engineering Supervisor and indirectly to the Production Supervisor.

Shift will be 3-2-2-3 nights (8PM-8AM)

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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Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminateon the basis ofrace, 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 SC - Sumter

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US BD 12 Hour day Shift 5pm-530am (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

Since joining BD, I really have liked the people I work with on a daily basis and the collaboration towards common goals.

Michael Carrano
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.

Justyna Zielinska
Project Manager



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