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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Engineering Technician - Days in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland

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Job Description

BD is a global medical technology company that is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. BD leads in patient and healthcare worker safety and the technologies that enable medical research and clinical laboratories. Does it sound exciting? Good news, we are hiring!

Our facility in Dun Laoghaire has recently completed a large expansion plan and now produces the majority of pen needles for the diabetes market globally. We are now ramping up to commence producing the newest BD product to support the diabetes market here onsite. With all these exciting developments taking place we are recruiting an Engineering Technician to work days.

The Engineering Technician is responsible for the installation, maintenance, overhaul, adjustment and modification of all plant and production equipment, as well as the fabrication of new and replacement equipment. The Engineering Technician will also be involved in trouble shooting and continuous improvement initiatives.

This job description covers both electrical and mechanical aspects of the Engineering Technician’s job and will require Engineering Technicians to undertake any task which is within their competence.

Responsibilities :

  • To install, modify and maintain the full range of production equipment; this includes:

  • Fine tuning production equipment to increase output.

  • Reducing downtime and reducing waste.

  • Maintaining production lines at optimal performance.

  • To continuously improve the production operations; this includes:

  • Identifying areas for improvement within the manufacturing process.

  • Working with external engineering firms to design equipment.

  • Working closely with engineers and cross functional teams in monitoring and improving equipment performance using proven troubleshooting and problem-solving techniques.

  • To assist in the complete validation of new and existing equipment including acceptance trials, debugging etc.

  • To assist with the creation and updating of documentation and training of other Engineering Technicians, new recruits and apprentices as required.

  • To maintain appropriate recording and reporting systems on all engineering related matters (e.g. breakdowns, maintenance, etc.).

The successful candidate will have a good knowledge of the Mechanical and Electronic Systems associated with high volume manufacturing equipment and hold a Third Level Qualification in one of those disciplines or the National Craft Certificate together with additional specialised training and experience.

Relevant industrial experience working in a high-volume manufacturing environment is essential for this role. You must have the ability to apply a scientific approach to problem solving, blending analytical and experimental skills to maximise productivity and yields.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be self-driven and proactive

  • Have excellent observational skills

  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Have the ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative

  • Have relevant PC skills

You can look forward to a rewarding career, great benefits package, collaborative working and opportunities to expand your skills in this fast moving, dynamic and agile business.

If you’re a team player who is passionate about healthcare and we’ve just described your career aspirations, then please click on the APPLY button.

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Primary Work Location

IRL Dun Laoghaire - Pottery Road

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BD is a leading global medical technology company that creates medical technology, devices and laboratory equipment for a variety of needs across the healthcare continuum. At BD, we are looking for candidates who possess passion, innovative solutions and a commitment to our one mission of improving access to groundbreaking medical and biotechnology services for people near and far, delivering state-of-the-art technology and cutting-edge research in the battle to fight and cure infectious diseases. With a global reach that extends across 50 countries worldwide, our network of professionals collaborates on effective measures to deliver enhanced patient quality such as lower health care delivery costs, improved health care and safety, and expanded health care for all. Join our company and see how you can become a part of one global mission to make a difference in human health.