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

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BD, also known as Becton Dickinson, provides pen needles for the care of Diabetes patients globally. The plant, based in Dun Laoghaire, runs 24/7 and is the Worldwide Centre of Excellence for Pen Needle Manufacturing within the BD organisation, producing 4.6 billion medical devices annually. Here we employ approximately 450 people across Operations, Engineering, Quality and R&D.

We are looking for a highly talented Engineering Technician (permanent role) to join our team in Dun Laoghaire in a day role.

The Engineering Technician is responsible for the development of new and improved production equipment used throughout BD, along with the upgrades/retrofits of existing equipment and processes. The development/retrofitting of such equipment requires the following:

  • Provide technical support to the site development function with introduction of new equipment, materials, products and processes;

  • To liaise with vendors, suppliers and local engineering shops;

  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of all current plant performance 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;

  • Creating and developing a knowledge directory that will contain all standard operating procedures, set up guides, models, BOM, electrical & mechanical drawings, station specific process flow and development of spare parts list;

  • Provide Inputs into equipment design reviews, ensuring equipment is optimized for safety, quality, automation, capacity and waste perspectives;

  • Develop a good knowledge of all control systems currently in use including PLC’s, motion systems, vision systems, electrical & safety systems and networks;

  • To assist in the complete validation of new and existing equipment including acceptance trials, debugging, process development, and final validation;

  • Support of above activity through occasional travel assignments.

The successful candidate should have minimum of 5 years experience working in high volume manufacturing environment and hold a Third Level Qualification or trades certificate/time served with appropriate experience. A strong working knowledge of the mechanical systems associated with high volume manufacturing equipment . You will have the ability to apply a scientific approach to problem solving, blending analytical and experimental skills to maximise productivity and yields.

Relevant industrial experience working in a high-volume manufacturing environment is essential for this role.

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.

BD’s benefits are very attractive including a bonus scheme with the option of either cash or BD shares, family health insurance, highly competitive pension contributions based on your full salary and other fantastic benefits.

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

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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.