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

Job Description Summary

We currently have a vacancy for a 4 Shift Maintenance Technician. The role reports to the Shift Process Engineer.

The Engineering Technician is 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.

Job Description


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

  • To continuously improve the production operations. This includes:

  • a. Specifically fine tuning production equipment to increase output.

  • b. Reducing downtime and reducing waste.

  • c. To maintain production lines at optimal performance.

  • d. 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 company wide 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.


  • Good knowledge of the Mechanical and Electronic Systems associated with high volume manufacturing equipment and hold a Third Level Qualification in one of those disciplines or the National Craft Certificate together with additional specialised training and experience.


  • Relevant industrial experience working in a high volume manufacturing environment.

  • The ability to apply a scientific approach to problem solving, blending analytical and experimental skills to maximise productivity and yields.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • The ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative.

  • Relevant PC skills.

Primary Work Location

IRL Dun Laoghaire - Pottery Road

Additional Locations

Work Shift

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.