Job ID R-413816 Date posted 09/28/2021 Apply

Lead Technical Associate

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.

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

Duties and Responsibilities:

1.Providesleadership in a team environmentTrains and directs Technical Associates (TA) on proper set-ups and repairs of equipment. TrainsTA’sin methodicalproblem-solvingtechniques.

2. Interfaces with engineering and Manufacturing Technicians (MT’s) to direct completion of required projects. 

Uses available resources: engineering, machine shop, production and maintenance departments as required.

3.Organizes and directs improvement projects to increase equipmentutilization. These are to be done in conjunction withthe areaengineer, production supervisor and other resources that may berequired.

4.Performspreventativemaintenance on the equipment as specified in thepreventativemaintenance (PM) program or as needed for smooth operation. Audits PM procedures and activities of TA’s.  Tracks and audits PMsto ensure they are completed and closed out in theSAP (System Application and Product)system.Analyzes equipment failures for frequency of failuretomodify/update PM work order.

5.Sets up and debugs equipment to documented specifications. 

Deviations from these specifications must be cleared with the supervisor or Engineering.

6.Maintainsequipment in working order to produce products within specified quality and quantity limits, adjusting, troubleshooting, cleaning, andrepairing,as necessary.

7.Maintainsequipment logs for each piece of equipment, recording pertinent information aboutdowntime and maintenance problems.MUST have clear andlegiblehandwriting.

8.Repairs equipment and reports major problems to supervisor.Coordinates maintenance activities withthe MaintenanceDepartment, Engineering, or other technical resources, as needed for major repairs/production issues.

9.Turns on machines and ensures proper functioning of machines and control panels. Makes certain safety guards are ina positionand working properly.

10. 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 a 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.

  • They should be familiar with troubleshooting cams, cam-followers, rod-ends, bushings, chain drives, conveyors, gearboxes, 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. 

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 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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