BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Machine Operator 2 in Sparks, Maryland

Job Description Summary

Job Description

As a part of the Diagnostic Systems team, the Production Operator will engaged in work activities including but not limited to:

  • Data Entry and complete line-supporting documentation.

  • Will operate every station on the production line through packaging.

  • Will be responsible for the replenishment of plastic parts and packaging supplies during the course of the run.

  • Operator must be capable of lifting 50-LB rolls of foil stock.

  • Will perform minor troubleshooting and assist Maintenance and Engineering with operating of equipment and diagnosing problems.

The operator will be responsible for the automatic and manual operation of each station on the production line with minimal downtime.



  • Perform calibrations, train vision systems, overall operation of the line.

  • The operator must be able to identify and resolve equipment problems such as underflow and overflow conditions.

  • Must also be able to correct out-of-range problems, half-filled wells, and gauge dispense heads.

  • Replace gripper o-rings, position walking beams, home magazines, and replace dispense tubing.

  • The loading of parts, alignments of dispense heads are also task the operator must be able to handle.

  • Must be able to correct faults involving the panel view system and perform all tasks associated with the appropriate documentation.


  • Works on production assignments that are moderately complex in nature.

  • Uses independent judgment to plan, perform, make decisions, and troubleshoot and problem solve in areas on set up, operation and processes.

  • Normally receives little instruction on routine work, general instructions on new assignments.

  • Analyzes & evaluates in-process inspection procedures and takes corrective measures where appropriate.

  • Mechanical aptitude needed to control machine operations including minor equipment repairs and identifying and resolving equipment problems.

  • Maintains neat and accurate records and logs in accordance with FDA, GMP's and ISO.

  • Effectively works in a team setting, supporting team goals and objectives.

  • Makes an effective decision relative to position requirements.

  • Utilizes ZIP and ZMS procedures to meet processing specifications.

  • Completes and reviews batch history records for completeness.

  • Assists in training of new associates. Must be able to work overtime as required to meet BD business requirements (coming in early, or staying late).

  • Functions in a team environment that may include team leadership activities. Interacts with fellow team members to assure high quality product, ZIP/ZMS compliance, and cooperative team performance.

  • Responsible for the daily and weekly cleaning of room.

  • Observes all safety and housekeeping standards.


  • This is a 3rd shift position. The successful candidate must be able to work from 10:00 PM-6:30 AM Eastern Time, United States of America plus have the flexibility to meet overtime requirements as determined by business need.

  • Able to lift weigh of up to 50 lbs.

  • Must have the ability to pass physical exam

  • Able to frequent lift, push and pull parts

  • Able to pass a written fork-lift test (provided on CD rom program), and perform satisfactory driving test on all required equipment

  • Able to read, and understand ZIP and ZMS

  • Must be capable of handling all assigned duties required by use of all equipment.

  • Must understand technical and non-technical information

  • Able to work for extended periods in a clean room environment or a packaging area

  • Demonstrated fine motor skills associated with hand dexterity

  • High school with 2 years manufacturing experience in a regulated environment (FDA). Relevant manufacturing experience in Food, Pharma and Industrial manufacturing preferred.

  • AA technical degree with 0 years’ experience

Basic Skills:

  • Can effectively work in a team setting and communicate effectively across the department

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Ability to be punctual in order to ensure production

  • Ability to work on assignments that are semi-routine in nature with the skill to recognize any deviations from specification

  • Ability to operate independently within the constraints of approved process-related documentation

Proficient/Working Skills:

  • Must be proficient in English with the ability to read, write, analyze/evaluate charts, follow simple diagrams and perform basic arithmetic

  • Basic proficiency with PCs (Personal Computers) and basic use of a Windows environment is required

Primary Work LocationUSA MD - Baltimore

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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