Job ID R-478485 Date posted 15 de novembre 2023 Apply

Lead Technical Associate (Onsite)

Job Description Summary

Job Description

We are the makers of possible 

BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world. Advancing the world of health™ is our Purpose, and it’s no small feat. It takes the imagination and passion of all of us—from design and engineering to the manufacturing and marketing of our billions of MedTech products per year—to look at the impossible and find transformative solutions that turn dreams into possibilities. 

We believe that the human element, across our global teams, is what allows us to continually evolve. Join us and discover an environment in which you’ll be supported to learn, grow and become your best self. Become a maker of possible with us. 

The night shift (12 hours, 8pm-8am) Lead Technical Associate reports directly 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.

Sign- On Bonus $1,500!  

*for qualified applicants


  • Provides leadership in a team environment.  Trains and directs TA and fellow associates 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, 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.

  • Audits preventative maintenance (PM) procedures and activities of TA’s and fellow associates. Documents electronically PM audits to supervisor for corrective actions.  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.

  • Performs preventative maintenance on the equipment as specified in the PM program or as needed for smooth operation.  Tracks and audits PM’s to ensure they are completed and closed out in the SAP system.

  • 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.


Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED required

  • Associates Degree (Major: Advanced Mechatronics Technology) preferred

  • Previous leadership roles or supervisory experience required

  • Mechanical Aptitude and Experience required

    • Proficient with basic hand tools.

    • Knowledgeable of feeler gauges and other tools to measure tolerances, torque, and clearances. 

    • 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.  

    • Minimum of 2 years as Set-up, Technical Associate role or equivalent.

    • ​Should be familiar with troubleshooting cams, cam-followers, rod-ends, bushings, chain drives, conveyors, gearboxes, vacuum systems, pneumatic systems, and ball-valves.

  • Basic electrical knowledge  and experience with PLC’s and pneumatic systems preferred

For certain roles at BD, employment is contingent upon the Company’s receipt of sufficient proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In some locations, testing for COVID-19 may be available and/or required. Consistent with BD’s Workplace Accommodations Policy, requests for accommodation will be considered pursuant to applicable law.

Why Join Us?

A career at BD means being part of a team that values your opinions and contributions and that encourages you to bring your authentic self to work. It’s also a place where we help each other be great, we do what’s right, we hold each other accountable, and learn and improve every day.  

To find purpose in the possibilities, we need people who can see the bigger picture, who understand the human story that underpins everything we do. We welcome people with the imagination and drive to help us reinvent the future of health. At BD, you’ll discover a culture in which you can learn, grow, and thrive. And find satisfaction in doing your part to make the world a better place.  

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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, or any other protected status. 


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