Job ID R-469102 Date posted 05/22/2023

Machinist I (Onsite)

Job Description Summary

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.

Under the mentorship of a Machinist II, perform basic set-up and operate machine shop equipment using applicable tools. Apply basic mechanical techniques to assemble or repair various machine parts. Demonstrate mechanical aptitude, shop mathematics, understanding of metal properties and layout procedures used in machining parts. Responsible for developing the skills and experience related to the trouble-shooting of mechanical problems in production equipment and processes. This requires general maintenance knowledge for trouble shooting equipment problems. Assists with Engineering and other technical resources.


  • Perform duties of Machine shop to include milling, grinding, CNC, welding, etc...

  • Studies specifications, such as blueprints, hand drawn sketches or description of part to be replaced and plans sequence of operations to repair or reproduce part as required.

  • Assists with preventive maintenance on equipment as specified or as required to ensure a smooth operation.

  • Measures, marks and scribes dimensions and reference points to layout stock for machining.

  • Able to setup and operate lathes, milling machines, shapers, grinders, drill presses and other machining equipment to machine parts to specifications, and verifies conformance of parts to specifications using measuring instruments.

  • Positions and secures parts on surface plate or work table with such devices as vises, V-blocks and plates and uses hand tools to fit and assemble parts to assemblies or mechanisms.

  • Verifies dimensions and alignment with measuring instruments, such as micrometers, height gauges and gauge blocks.

  • Perform simple welding and soldering as needed under supervision.

  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • General mechanical knowledge of equipment to trouble shoot production equipment problems and resolve either by adjusting or repairing.

  • Observes all safety and environmental procedures and QSR (Quality Safety Regulations).

  • Complies with all applicable specifications, plant policies, and Departmental Procedures.


  • High School Diploma (Required)

  • Two years machining experience. (Required)

  • Three years of machining experience. (Preferred)

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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