BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Lead Associate, Assembly (1st shift) in San Diego, California

Job Description Summary

Job Description

Lead Associate, Assembly (1st Shift)

Life-changers work here!

At CareFusion, we create innovative ways to help our customers improve patient care. We rely on bold and inspired employees who share our commitment to helping solve some of healthcare's most critical challenges.

CareFusion is now part of Becton Dickinson, a global medical technology company focused on addressing many of the world's most pressing and evolving health needs. With our combined technology and expertise, we will become a global leader helping to transform the quality and cost of care for patients and clinicians worldwide. Join us in our mission to improve the future of healthcare and help all people lead healthy lives.

Job Title: Lead Associate, Assembly

Job Family Group (Function): Manufacturing

Job Family: Assembly

Track/Level: O4

Job Family Group (Function): Manufacturing — Manufacturing is responsible for cost of production and maintenance activities including process improvement, supply chain management, quality assurance, employee safety and engagement, and environmental commitment.

Job Family: Production Operation — Production Operation operates light-duty bench- or floor-type machine tools and automation equipment. May set up machining machines and make adjustments, and perform maintenance on machines. Checks work using prescribed gauges, jigs, and fixtures to measure close tolerances. Some machines may be numerically controlled. May monitor and verify quality in accordance with statistical process or other control procedures.


  • Is multi-skilled in a number of activities within an analytical / scientific method or operational process area (e.g., material handling and management, logistics, manufacturing production)

  • Has advanced and special skills and techniques in more than one skill area / process / method

  • Maintains appropriate licenses / training / certifications, as needed

  • Applies experience to complete assignments and facilitate the work activities of others; may provide technical guidance and training to others

  • Typically has team leader responsibilities

  • May coordinate work beyond own area

  • Proposes improvements to processes and may be responsible for quality execution of a process or analysis

Leadership Expectations

Strategic Thinking

  • Coaches others on how work groups relate / interact and how their work contributes to CareFusion's products

  • Uses experience and knowledge of how the team integrates with others to think beyond the way it has always been done and identify opportunities for improvement

  • Change Leadership

  • Builds support for change within team and among peers, maintains a positive attitude, and seeks opportunities to help influence change

  • Role models adapting work process to accommodate change and ensure continued delivery on commitments

Global Mindset

  • Shapes own team's culture by promoting the inclusion of, and tolerance for, differences of opinion

  • Promotes teamwork by acknowledging the value of cultural differences and coaching others to consider these differences when communicating or making decisions

Select and Develop Talent

  • Strives for continued self-development and encourages others to do the same

  • Delegates tasks to others to serve as learning opportunities

  • Assesses team fit of new or potential team members

Inspirational Leadership

  • Sets meaningful personal goals and helps others prioritize short-term activities around work team / functional priorities

  • Encourages others through own enthusiasm and helps them understand how their individual contribution support work team's overall goals

Results Orientation

  • Consistently achieves priorities and commitments while assisting / mentoring others in achieving high-quality results

  • Improves efficiency and controls costs within own work team

Personal Courage

  • Exercises judgment, based on previous experience, practices, and precedents, to identify and solve problems that arise with little or no precedent

  • Takes personal accountability for one's own decisions, clearly articulating the rationale without being defensive, and supports an environment of open feedback


  • Helps others identify areas of interpersonal strength and growth; continues to address own development needs

  • Serves as a role model for maintaining composure in stressful situations


  • High School diploma or GED required (minimum)

  • 5+ years related work experience in manufacturing required (minimum)

  • Quality focus

  • Ability to work with people

Primary Work LocationUSA CA - San Diego TC Bldg C&D

Additional Locations

Work Shift

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