Job ID R-411816 Date posted 11/09/2021 Apply

Technical Associate

Job Description Summary

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. 

Set-up, operate, optimize, changeover/troubleshoot, and maintain assigned departmental production equipment.  Responsible for meeting/exceeding production standards, maintaining product quality, minimizing/preventing equipment downtime, and sustaining budgeted waste levels on a daily basis.


  • Has detailed operational knowledge of the equipment to the point that they can operate within specified quality/quantity limits.

  • Sets up and debugs equipment to the specifications listed in specifications, plant policies, and Department Procedures. 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 necessary.

  • Is responsible for maintaining equipment logs for each piece of equipment, recording pertinent information about downtime and maintenance problems.  Must have clear and legible handwriting.

  • Repairs equipment within his/her capability and reports major problems to supervisor.  Assists the Maintenance Department, LTA/Production Mechanic or Manufacturing Technician in major repairs.

  • Performs preventative maintenance on the equipment as specified in the plant preventative maintenance (PM) program or as needed for smooth operation.

  • Requires mechanical ability and knowledge of proper use of tools, proper troubleshooting and set up procedures, and machine blueprint reading.

  • Starts up equipment and ensures proper functioning of machines and control panel.  Monitors / replenishes component inventories and ensures all safety guards are in position and functional.

  • Checks and cleans part tracks to ensure free travel of all component parts.

  • Notifies material handler if part supplies run low.

  • Shuts machine cycle off when a jam occurs and after clearing the jam, restarts the machine cycle.

  • Maintains accurate production and downtime records (logbooks).

  • Maintains a neat and orderly production environment.

  • Continually monitors in-process quality, addressing issues as needed to prevent product holds.  Performs and    documents all required Q.C. checks.  Runs all required process challenges.

  • Observes all safety and environmental procedures and Quality System Requirements (QSR).

  • Supports upstream and downstream operations.

  • Performs rework as required.

  • Able to function in a team environment.

Required Qualifications:

  • H.S. Diploma/G.E.D.

  • Vocational/Technical School

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 6-12 months of advanced manufacturing experience.

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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For most roles at BD, employment is contingent upon the Company’s receipt of sufficient proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In limited circumstances, 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.

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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