BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Test Technician in Sparks, Maryland

Job Description SummaryPerform tasks necessary for the manufacture of medical instruments. Under general supervision, works independently on routine duties.

Assignments may be complex and require ability to operate a variety of production equipment and follow manufacturing procedures.

Conducts all activities to comply with Safety and Quality Standard and Human Resource Policies and Procedures.

Job Description

Primary Responsibilities

Manufacture, test, and execute all related production activities in compliance with relevant regulatory requirements and in accordance with BD's expectations for Safety and Quality.

All work completed in accordance to BD's defined specifications, operating procedures, and company policies.

Maintain a safe, clean, and efficient work environment through execution of all housekeeping responsibilities including cleaning, sweeping, organizing to maintain a safe and clean work environment.

Focus on System Performance, Repair, & Complex trouble shooting

Minimum Qualifications

Associates degree in relevant field and 3 - 5 years relevant experience.

8 to 10 years of specific BD Instrument Manufacturing experience coupled with relevant technical training could substitute for an associate’s degree.

Proficient technical understanding/electrical theory acumen.

Strong analytic ability.

Mechanical Proficiency

Integration of sub-assemblies into the instrument

Ability to understand and interpret complex, multi-level assembly drawings.

Strong proficiency in utilization, maintenance, and identification of proper mechanical tools to perform duties.

Capable in assembling multiple product lines.

Electronics and Testing Proficiency

"Extensive understanding and knowledge about electronic theory and performance

Ability to understand and follow any test instructions on the most complex instruments

Ability to troubleshoot and repair even the most complex of issues or challenges with a process driven approach.

Ability to optimize system performance including precision of movement and/or light systems

System Performance analysis and comprehension.

Experience and Performance as the SME for complex instruments and ability to work with minimal support from Engineers / Technicians

Ability to analyze instrument performance and investigate to root cause and repair, even with minimal information.

Ability to investigate, document, and communicate root cause, trends, and system challenges for Quality Investigations and/or CI


Ability to train associates on testing complex systems, conducting repair activities, and conduct complex trouble shooting

BD Values and Competencies

Ability to mentor, coach, and develop other associates

Proficient in working across multiple production orders and processes within allotted time standards.

Ability to work effectively and lead small teams to achieve common goals. The membership of these teams will be frequently changing and will include both new and tenured associates.

Must demonstrate the ability to understand and work within specified Quality procedures.

Must demonstrate a strong ability and commitment to Continuous Improvement. Including ability to initiate, implement, and ongoing support all aspects of Continuous Improvement (Lean Manufacturing) philosophies through active participation in Blitzes, Shift –start up meetings, Kaizen Action Sheets, Safety, and other CI projects and initiatives.

Proven ability to achieve goals and improve performance processes across a team, work cell, or project.

Work effectively across all functions including Manufacturing Engineering, Quality, Planning and Purchasing, etc. as needed.

Must be able to perform standard material handling functions for instrument raw materials and sub-assemblies.

Ability to drive for results across a variety of areas.

Comply with physical requirements specified in the Occupational Analysis.

Must be able to pass required periodic skills certification requirements.

Must be able to effectively manage frequent assignment changes.

Primary Work LocationUSA MD - Baltimore

Additional Locations

Work Shift1st Shift 7am-330pm (United States of America)

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