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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Control Systems Engineer (Operational Technology, Manufacturing Network) in Plymouth, United Kingdom

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 75,000 employees and a presence in virtually every country around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues.

BD is hiring an experienced and driven Operational Technology (OT) and Manufacturing Network Staff Engineer. You will be responsible for creating and implementing solutions to deliver, maintain, improve Operational Performance, Capability and Cybersecurity in our manufacturing facilities. OT Engineer will also support Smart Factory strategic technology pilots and expansion plans.

This is Plymouth site-based role with up to 30% travel to three other European locations.

Job Description

Main responsibilities will include:

  • Acts as a technical resource to deliver OT solutions to resolve manufacturing issues and improve operational performance in the areas of Controls, Automation, Manufacturing Networks, Manufacturing Network Security, and machine connectivity.

  • Leads the adoption of a Cybersecurity framework and activities to secure OT processes across multiple manufacturing sites. That includes technologies, assets, people, and Smart Factory implementations working as a liaison between OT Center of Excellence and plant operations.

  • Understands Data Highway communications and protocols, and how to effectively apply these technologies to complex manufacturing environments. This includes: Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), SCADA systems, MT Connect standards, OPC-UA standards, Firewall rule development & troubleshooting, Windows based PC applications, industrial networks, TCP/IP/IoT connectivity, Edge Devices, Cloud Connectivity, Data Analytics.

  • Actively collaborates as a team member in a high-performance multi-functional work team environment. This includes plant and regional manufacturing technical resources, engineering, IT, Quality and regulatory.

  • Acts as a leader to support and drive IT/OT and cybersecurity standards adoption and implementation across the manufacturing enterprise.

  • Provide first class technical support to ensure a safety-first environment that delivers value to our enterprise and the highest quality products to our customers

  • Provide leadership in knowledge transfer and implementation of approved standards and practices for OT systems. Responsible for network implementation, PLC’s, HMIs, SCADA systems, Robotics, Cobots, field devices, Cybersecurity controls and IT systems.

  • Lead process improvement projects delivering sustainable solutions in collaboration with plant technical peers.

  • Facilitate and support new technology assessment, Proof of Concepts, Pilots, and Expansion Plans collaborating with Engineering, IT, Information Security, Operations, R&D and Vendors.

  • Provide production support and maintenance for enterprise systems including Environmental Health & Safety, OEE and Plant Key Performance Metrics, Process Controls and Automation, reporting and analytics systems for Operations, Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES).

About you

The successful candidate will have a four-year degree in any of the following areas of engineering: Networking, Software, Mechanical, Electrical, Computer Engineering, Computer Science.

Minimum 10 years of proven experience in systems development and integration is crucial. Together with managing the manufacturing process, control applications projects, supporting and developing hardware and software solutions, assets, and databases. Ideally, you have 5+years of demonstrated ability managing or coordinating manufacturing process controls networks, OT and IT infrastructure for manufacturing operation. Experience with network layouts, servers, switches, firewalls configurations and hardware/software specifications is critical.

Consistent track record of strong people/team development with ability to establish and maintain effective team relationships with multiple organizational levels across manufacturing sites and corporate is crucial.

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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.

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Primary Work Location

GBR Plymouth - Belliver Industrial Estate

Additional Locations

Work Shift

GB-PLY Office Staff 0830-1630 (United Kingdom)

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.

All applicants should complete the on-line application process. BD is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you require assistance or an accommodation because of a disability to participate in the application process, please call 855-BD-HELPS (855-234-3577) or email