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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Engineering Shift Technician in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland

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BD is a global medical technology company that is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. BD leads in patient and healthcare worker safety and the technologies that enable medical research and clinical laboratories. Does it sound exciting? Good news, we are hiring!

Our facility in Dun Laoghaire has recently completed a large expansion plan and now produces the majority of pen needles for the diabetes market globally. We are now ramping up to commence producing the newest BD product to support the diabetes market here onsite. With all these exciting developments taking place we are recruiting a 4 x Shift Engineering Technician.

You will be responsible for the installation, maintenance, overhaul, adjustment and modification of all plant and production equipment, as well as the fabrication of new and replacement equipment. The Engineering Technician will also be involved in trouble shooting and continuous improvement initiatives.

We are looking for passionate people who aren’t afraid to take smart risks, innovate and are eager to make things happen. This is an amazing opportunity to join a fast-growing company with room to grow your skills and experiences in a complex, matrix and international organization.

You responsibilities will include:

  • To install, modify and maintain the full range of production equipment.

  • To continuously improve the production operations. This includes:Specifically fine tuning production equipment to increase output.Reducing downtime and reducing waste.To maintain production lines at optimal performance.To work to the highest engineering standards.

  • To assist in the complete validation of new and existing equipment including acceptance trials, debugging etc.

  • To deal/liaise with vendors, suppliers and local engineering shops.

  • To become involved in analysing customer complaints and internal quality issues and assist in drawing up improvement programmes for equipment to eliminate these defects being produced.

  • To assist with the training of other Engineering Technicians, new recruits and apprentices as required.

  • To fully participate in companywide continuous improvement initiatives, working in teams as required and utilising appropriate quality tools as applicable.

  • To maintain appropriate recording and reporting systems on all engineering related matters (e.g., breakdowns, maintenance etc.)

  • Full utilisation of all current and new IT/processing systems e.g., SAP.

  • To maintain high standards of safety and housekeeping to ensure area, machines and equipment are maintained in a safe and clean condition. Correct and/or report unsafe conditions and other faults.

The successful candidate will have a Good knowledge of the Mechanical and Electronic Systems associated with high volume manufacturing equipment and hold a Third Level Qualification or National Craft Certificate in electrical/electronics together with additional specialised training and experience.

You will have relevant industrial experience working in a high volume manufacturing environment. You will have the ability to apply a scientific approach to problem solving, blending analytical and experimental skills to maximise productivity and yields. The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative. You must have relevant PC skills.

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.

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Primary Work Location

IRL Dun Laoghaire - Pottery Road

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.