BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Lead Technical Associate - Tubes in Sumter, South Carolina

Job Description Summary

Job Description

Reports directly to the Engineering Supervisor and indirectly to the Production Supervisor. Provides technical support, primarily mechanical, to production operations. Operates, sets-up, adjusts, changeovers/troubleshoots and repairs/maintains all departmental production equipment. Responsibilities include production, quality, downtime and waste levels of machine operation. Provides leadership and training for associates on production floor. Must project positive attitude with excellent team skills. Interacts with machine shop personnel to resolve and improve equipment operation and processes.


  • Provides leadership in a team environment. Trains and directs Technical Associates (TA) on proper set-ups and repairs of equipment. Trains TA’s in methodical problem solving techniques.

  • Interfaces with engineering and Manufacturing Technicians (MT’s) to direct completion of required projects.

  • Uses available resources: engineering, machine shop, and production and maintenance departments as required.

  • Organizes and directs improvement projects to increase equipment utilization. These are to be done in conjunction with area engineer, production supervisor and other resources that may be required.

  • Performs preventative maintenance on the equipment as specified in the preventative maintenance (PM) program or as needed for smooth operation. Audits PM procedures and activities of TA’s. Tracks and audits PM’s to ensure they are completed and closed out in the SAP system. Analyzes equipment failures for frequency of failure in order to modify/update PM work order.

  • Sets up and debugs equipment to documented specifications. Deviations from these specifications must be cleared with the supervisor or Engineering.

  • Maintains equipment in working order to produce product within specified quality and quantity limits, adjusting, troubleshooting, cleaning and repairing as necessary.

  • Maintains equipment logs for each piece of equipment, recording pertinent information about downtime and maintenance problems. MUST have clear and legible handwriting.

  • Repairs equipment and reports major problems to supervisor. Coordinates maintenance activities with Maintenance Department, Engineering, or other technical resources, as needed for major repairs/production issues.

  • Turns on machines and ensures proper functioning of machines and control panels. Makes certain safety guards are in position and working properly.

  • Verifies that part tracks/rails are clean to ensure free travel of all component parts. Monitors production machinery as needed to ensure top performance.


Supports all upstream and downstream operations. Maintains toolbox and surrounding area neat and clean. Verifies that equipment-surrounding areas are clean during the shift. Performs other duties as required.


  • Minimum requirements for this position include a High School Diploma or GED and minimum of 2 years mechanical experience in a Technical Associate, Set-up, or similar role.

  • Completed coursework in following subjects required (relevant experience may be substituted for individual courses): Schematics, Basic Principles of Mechanics, Industrial Electricity, Problem Solving for Mechanical Applications, and Introduction to Industrial Technology.

  • Must be proficient with basic hand tools. Knowledgeable of feeler gauges and other tools to measure tolerances, torque, and clearances. Should be familiar with troubleshooting of cams, cam-followers, rod-ends, bushings, chain drives, conveyors, gear-boxes, vacuum systems, pneumatic systems, and ball-valves.

  • Previous leadership roles or supervisory experience preferred.

  • Must be available to work a permanent 8pm - 8am shift on a 3-2-2-3 schedule.

Primary Work LocationUSA SC - Sumter

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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