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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Moulding Technician (Toolmaker) in Drogheda, Ireland

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BD is a global medical technology company focused on improving drug therapies, enhancing the quality and speed of diagnosing infectious diseases, and advancing research and discovery of new drugs and vaccines. BD provides an environment which enables our highly talented workforce to be the best at their professions. We are always seeking people who have a passion and commitment to join our Company on its journey in ‘advancing the world of health’.

BD in Drogheda is expanding, and we are recruiting one Moulding Technician (Toolmaker) , on a shift basis, who will continuously monitor the performance of a wide range of moulding equipment and automation to ensure that production and quality targets are maintained. His role is quite unique, and we are looking for people from a Toolmaker Technician discipline from an injection moulding background.

As Moulding Technician (Toolmaker) , you will provide hands on technical support to ensure the efficient operation of the moulding department. A rapid response to line downtime situations is critical and focus will be on equipment yield & efficiency. A good knowledge of complex injection moulding processes & Molds with relevant experience is required. This role involves a rolling shift work pattern 4 days on 4 days off.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Continuously monitor the performance of a wide range of moulds & moulding equipment and automation to ensure that production and quality targets are maintained, while operating within the constraints of the validated processing window at all times.

  • Ensure appropriate action is taken to troubleshoot and resolve issues in a timely manner using systematic approach to problem solving.

  • Install and set-up a range of multi cavity moulds and automation for the production of medical device components.

  • Complete mould repairs as required to ensure optimum mould performance.

  • Start up and shut down of moulding presses and ancillary equipment, applying industry best practices at all times.

  • Responsible for mould preventative maintenance and compliance to mould PM schedules Complete and document in full, all preventive maintenance activities in a timely manner using the approved CMMs systems.

  • Support continuous improvement activities to help optimize the performance of the moulding department.

  • Responsible for Housekeeping and 5S initiative within the toolroom as directed by manager Adheres to Spares management systems and procedures for mould repairs (Kardex system) Participate fully in project teams as required.

  • Comply fully with changes in Quality system and EHS procedures.

  • Embrace any requirements to acquire additional skills as technology changes.

  • Demonstrate flexibility and mobility. May need to move between different shifts and locations on a site wide basis, as required based on operational requirements.

  • Accept assignments, promotions and deployments on the basis of suitability and in line with business requirements.

  • Engage fully with appropriate Staff Performance Management Systems Liaise with vendors, suppliers and local engineering shops as required.

  • Complete all assigned training in a timely manner, e.g. quality improvements, new procedures, changes in methodology, etc. Assist with the training of general, technical and apprentice resources as required.

The successful candidate must have a technical qualification in Mechanical/Electrical or Toolmaking acquired through apprenticeship or 3rd level and will have a minimum of 2 years industrial experience in an injection moulding environment preferably in the medical/pharmaceutical industry. Knowledge of injection moulding robots would be a distinct advantage.

You can look forward to a rewarding career, great benefits package, collaborative working and opportunities to expand your skills in this fast moving, dynamic and agile business.

If you’re a team player who is passionate about healthcare and we’ve just described your career aspirations, then please click on the APPLY button where you will be directed to our website to apply directly.

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Primary Work Location

IRL Drogheda - Donore Rd

Additional Locations

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BD is a leading global medical technology company that creates medical technology, devices and laboratory equipment for a variety of needs across the healthcare continuum. At BD, we are looking for candidates who possess passion, innovative solutions and a commitment to our one mission of improving access to groundbreaking medical and biotechnology services for people near and far, delivering state-of-the-art technology and cutting-edge research in the battle to fight and cure infectious diseases. With a global reach that extends across 50 countries worldwide, our network of professionals collaborates on effective measures to deliver enhanced patient quality such as lower health care delivery costs, improved health care and safety, and expanded health care for all. Join our company and see how you can become a part of one global mission to make a difference in human health.

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.

All applicants should complete the on-line application process. BD is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you require assistance or an accommodation because of a disability to participate in the application process, please call 855-BD-HELPS (855-234-3577) or email