BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Equipment Development Technician in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
Job Description Summary
BD is a global medical technology company focused on improving drug therapies, enhancing the quality and speed of diagnosing infectious diseases, and advancing research and discovery of new drugs and vaccines. BD provides an environment which enables our highly talented workforce to be the best at their professions. We are always seeking people who have a passion and commitment to join our Company on its journey in ‘advancing the world of health’.
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 Equipment Development Technician (2-year contract). The Equipment Development Technician is responsible for the development of new and improved production equipment along with the upgrade of existing equipment.
Key responsibilities will include:
· Provide technical support to the Site Development Function with Introduction of new equipment, materials, products and processes.
· Provide Inputs into Equipment Design reviews, ensuring equipment is optimized for safety, quality, automation, capacity and waste perspectives.
· Optimize current process equipment and processes for safety, quality, capacity and waste.
· Work closely with engineers and cross functional teams in monitoring and improving equipment performance using proven troubleshooting and problem-solving techniques.
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 have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative. You must have relevant PC skills.
You will have to liaise with vendors, suppliers and local engineering shops to continuously improve the manufacturing equipment, reducing downtime and waste. This will include vendor site visits, updating documentation and training as required.
The successful candidate will develop their knowledge of current plant performance and production equipment. They will develop a good knowledge of all control systems currently in use including PLC’s, motion systems, vision systems, electrical & safety systems and networks.
The Equipment Development Technician will also be involved in trouble shooting and continuous improvement initiatives.
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.
Primary Work Location
IRL Dun Laoghaire - Pottery Road
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.