BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Machine Designer- 1st Shift in Columbus, Nebraska

Job Description SummaryGENERAL FUNCTION

Performs advanced machine design duties requiring the use of design techniques, computation, technical knowledge, and standard design theory and principles. Work can include both leading aspect of a design projects and working alongside a project leader. They are expected to act as mentor and lead machine designer over others in their group with the capabilities of assisting in all projects within the engineering projects teams work. Work is subject to close check in progress and upon completion for engineering and economic soundness, and adherence to process requirements and standards. They will report directly to the central engineering supervisor.

Job Description


  • Plans and designs machines or mechanisms, generally the combination and/or application of standard commercial components. Works from mock-up of each station or detailed work specifications. May consult with Process Engineers for clarification of machine function or production requirements. May travel to machine builders to research machines.

  • Implements machine changes and new designs which result in improving machine performance and decreases waste.

  • Responsible for functional accuracy of design and compatibility with product manufacture. Determines adequate construction details to insure operational reliability of the machine without sacrificing simplicity of construction. Makes the necessary computations to assure the design and standards conform with specifications. Assures all designs of responsibility conform to OSHA safety and environmental requirements.

  • Prepares complete bills of material. Selects reliable commercial component and designates materials to be used for construction. Specifies complete information for items to be purchased.

  • Mentors and teaches with technical knowledge other designers and project team

  • May be asked to lead design projects or work closely with project leads in equipment design

  • Manages AutoDesk Vault system as a CAD Administrator. Leads efforts for improvement of the database across the plant and organizes necessary updates to CAD programs. Maintains revision histories.


  • Assists technicians in the debugging of completed machines. Prepares a program to be followed in the debugging and checkout of machines.

  • Assists machine shop personnel with construction questions and interpretation of prints. Makes minor detail changes on machine components which will simplify fabrication or assembly.

  • Investigates problems and redesigns existing equipment to incorporate improvements in function and economy of manufacture.

  • Searches catalogs for commercially available machine components and mechanisms which may be feasible to perform the function.

  • Checks drawing files for standard machine, sub-assemblies, and parts with design characteristics which may be easily modified to meet new requirements.

  • Considers essentially the function of the machine in determining a design criterion to follow. Prepares preliminary design drawings and obtains approval of superior before completing overall layout.


  • Minimum industry experience of 3 years with hands on machine design. Preferred more than 5 years of relevant machine design experience.

  • Minimum completion of 2 years of engineering course work at a recognized college or university or graduation from a technical school preferably within machine design, machining, or equivalent experience.

  • Proficient and confident in the use of Computer Automated Design (CAD) software (preferably Autodesk Inventor or SolidWorks)

  • Knowledgeable in fabrication, welding, and machining operations

  • Knowledgeable in common mechanisms and mechanical assembly

  • Proficient in Microsoft applications

  • Preferred exposure to AutoDesk Vault and SAP

Primary Work LocationUSA NE - Columbus (West)

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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