BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Shift Engineering Technician in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
Job Description Summary
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BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. We have over 65,000 employees and a presence in virtually every country around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues.
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.
About the role
We are now recruiting an Engineering Technician (4 x Shift Cycle) on a permanent basis to join our team in Dun Laoghaire.
Reporting to the Shift Process Engineer, 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.
As Engineering Technician , will also be involved in trouble shooting and continuous improvement initiatives and ensure smooth operation of the plant.
Main responsibilities will include:
Install, modify and maintain the full range of production equipments;
Continuously improve the plant operations. This includes reducing downtime and reducing waste, deal with all breakdowns, carry out overhauls as required, work to the highest engineering standards and fine-tuning production equipment to increase output;
Assist in the complete validation of new and existing equipment including acceptance trials, debugging, etc;
Deal/liaise with vendors, suppliers and local engineering shops;
Involved in analysing customer complaints and internal quality issues and assist in drawing up improvement programmes for equipment to eliminate these defects being produced;
Assist with the training of other, Engineering Technicians, new recruits and apprentices as required;
Participate in companywide continuous improvement initiatives, working in teams as required and utilising appropriate quality tools as applicable;
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;
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 ideal candidate would have good knowledge of the mechanical and electronic systems associated with high volume manufacturing equipment and hold a Third Level Qualification or National Craft Certificate together with additional specialised training and experience.
Relevant industrial experience working in a high-volume manufacturing environment is crucial for this role. You must have the ability to apply a scientific approach to problem solving, blending analytical and experimental skills and to maximise productivity and yields. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative. You must have relevant PC skills.
The company operates 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. This is a 4-Cycle Shift Pattern role (Days and Nights). You must be willing to work 2 x 12-hour days, followed by 2 x 12-hour nights, followed by 4 days off - Onwards.
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Why join us?
A career at BD means being part of a team that values your opinions and contributions and that empowers you to bring your authentic self to work. Here our associates can fulfill their life’s purpose through the work that they do every day.
You will learn and work alongside inspirational leaders and colleagues who are equally passionate and committed to fostering an inclusive, growth-centered, and rewarding culture. Our Total Rewards program — which includes competitive pay, benefits, continuous learning, recognition, career growth, and life balance components — is designed to support the varying needs of our diverse and global associates.
Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity 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, or any other protected status.
To learn more about BD visit https://emea.jobs.bd.com/
Primary Work Location
IRL Dun Laoghaire - Pottery Road
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.