BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Engnieering Technician - Process Optimization in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland

Job Description Summary

Process Optimisation (PO) is a continuous improvement methodology employed to significantly increase the output of a production line or process through identification and realization of all output improvement opportunities.

Job Description


  • Utilise the Process Optimisation methodology to improve current line performance:

  • Identify the full output potential of the line

  • Identify the output bottleneck and understand all losses and opportunities for improvement

  • Conduct cycle time studies to optimise line speed and accumulation to increase output.

  • Use Structured Problem Solving to permanently eliminate speed, downtime and scrap losses

  • To assist in the validation of line changes or improvements from including acceptance trials, executing EWOs, debugging etc.

  • 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 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

  • Have Structured Problem Solving experience

Primary Work Location

IRL Dun Laoghaire - Pottery Road

Additional Locations

Work Shift

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.