BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) QA Associate II in Mebane, North Carolina
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.
This position is primarily responsible for quality inspection / quality control on the manufacturing production lines. This position is also responsible for execution of incoming inspection on a variety of components. Responsibilities include visual and basic inspection, analysis of results, label verification, determining product disposition, detecting nonconforming conditions, investigating root cause of nonconforming conditions, and accurately recording and reporting quality data and metrics for reagent product lines. This role is responsible for working within an established framework of compliance and implementing improvements to product quality and the quality system.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Independently perform and document final inspection of all production slides, vials, kits and labels to established quality specifications, and make independent determination of acceptability for release.
Analyze inspection results versus specifications, ensure correct sampling plans are used, ensure materials utilized are released and correctly accounted for, verify accuracy and completeness of documentation, and confirm equipment used meets designated specifications including calibration.
Work with manufacturing personnel to accurately complete required Quality Control (QC) testing, documentation and determine correct disposition.
Detect nonconforming conditions during inspection and accurately document each condition.
Demonstrate a bias for action to determine scope of nonconforming conditions, and segregate nonconforming products to prevent further use.
Perform incoming inspection on incoming materials
Perform line verification for production lines as needed
Perform basic lab support functions, including PM, 5S, and cleaning
Responsible for maintenance of retention samples, and electronic and physical storage of device history records.
Perform preparation of basic standards and reagents
Must perform work in a safe manner adhering to gowning and PPE procedures.
Participation in continuous improvement activities is required (e.g. kaizen).
Handle hazardous waste as appropriate.
Additional responsibilities as assigned by management.
Associate must be present at designated shift start-up times to ensure smooth production operation
Schedule may need to flex based on business needs that require nontraditional work hours (10 hour shifts / 4 days per week)
Overtime duties may be outside of direct responsibility
Ability to periodically work overtime as production needs require
Ability to stand for long periods of time
Ability to lift 25 lbs
Ability to do repetitive motion
REQUIRED EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE / SKILLS:
High School Diploma/GED with a minimum of 2 years related QC or manufacturing experience (at least one year to include QC experience).
General Proficiency in Microsoft Office
Demonstrated understanding of sampling techniques and inspection standards.
Basic math skills and the ability to utilize Excel for basic calculations and graphing
Must be able to speak, read, and write English fluently as well as write technically and summarize information into data reports using Microsoft Word
Excellent attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy and the ability to work independently and in team situations
Excellent observation skills with a bias for “corrective action” and improve work environment processes and procedures
Demonstrated ability to make critical decisions regarding product quality or quality system compliance
Ability to assess and articulate risk when evaluating a situation
Knowledge of basic validation, equipment calibration, and change requirements
Demonstrated understanding of the use of calibrated equipment
Proven capability to prioritize responsibilities and complete tasks on schedule
Must be able to work independently in a fast-paced manufacturing environment
PREFERRED EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE / SKILLS:
Basic knowledge of SAP
Experience working in an FDA regulated environment
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: None
For many roles at BD, employment is contingent upon the Company’s receipt of sufficient proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In some locations, weekly testing for COVID-19 may be available instead of vaccination. Consistent with BD’s Workplace Accommodations Policy, requests for accommodation will be considered pursuant to applicable law.
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.
To learn more about BD visit https://jobs.bd.com/
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.
Primary Work Location
USA NC - Mebane
US BD 1st Shift 7am-530pm Mon-Thu (United States of America)