Job ID R-477231 Date posted 11/15/2023

Be part of something bigger at BD. Here, you’ll join a driven, agile engineering team working in a startup-like environment that has the backing and resources of a Fortune 500 company. In engineering, you could be involved in everything from operations, production and construction to information technology and maintenance environments, all while analyzing and developing solutions to further our engineering capabilities. You’ll use your talent and track record of solving complex problems to achieve one singular goal: advancing the world of health™. At BD, you can make a true difference of one.

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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. 

Excited to grow your career?

We value our talented employees, and whenever possible strive to help one of our associates grow professionally before recruiting new talent to our open positions. If you think the open position you see is right for you, we encourage you to apply!

We are the makers of possible 

Join our team as a PLC Manufacturing Technician!

At our company, we are dedicated to delivering high-quality products to our customers. As a PLC Manufacturing Technician, you will play a critical role in ensuring that our production equipment is operating efficiently and effectively. You will work closely with our Engineering Group to monitor and improve processes for output and waste levels. If you have a strong background in Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's), industrial electronics and maintenance, we want to hear from you!

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  • Set up and maintenance of all mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems on equipment used in the production process.

  • Perform preventive maintenance on designated production equipment as specified in the PM Program or as required to ensure a smooth operation

  • Assist Engineering with the installation, debugging, and start-up of all production equipment

  • Maintain equipment logs on assigned equipment, recording pertinent information about downtime and maintenance problems

  • Document all process changes

  • Mix silicone/solvent-based formulation which is used for the lubrication of needles (Sharps Department Only)  Uses viscometer to ensure solids percentage remains within acceptable parameters.

  • Support Engineering in maintaining and adjusting vision systems within defined parameters

  • Provide leadership to ensure all safety and environmental procedures and Quality System Requirements (QSR) are maintained

  • Provide Production Supervisors with relevant information on equipment and process performance, to include production and waste information

  • Provide leadership to other associates in trouble-shooting production equipment

  • Coordinate and support other maintenance duties as required

  • Responsible for providing leadership and ownership of process performance issues

  • Reports directly to Production Maintenance and indirectly to Production.

Minimum Requirement:

  • High School Diploma/GED + a minimum of 4 years of Industrial/Manufacturing experience or equivalent experience + education

  • Vocational/Technical School Curriculum required (see below listed classes) Relevant experience may be substituted for individual courses or Associates Degree with a Major in Industrial Electronics or similar field (strongly preferred)

  • Able to work an 8 hours, Monday through Friday, night shift, 12AM - 8AM

  • Able to interpret and comprehend basic Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's) ladder logic 

  • Able to trouble shoot Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's) (Allen Bradley preferred)

  • Possess proficient skills in electrical industrial systems

  • Able to comprehend and adhere to specifications, procedures, requirements both written and verbal

Relevant Fields: Electrical / Electronics Technician, Electromechanical Technician, Mechanical Engineering Technician, Industrial Programmer, Electrician

Vocational/Technical School (Curriculum)

  • Industrial Electricity

  • AC/DC Circuits I & II

  • Control Circuits

  • Programmable Controllers

  • Programmable Controllers Applications

  • Industrial Instrumentation

  • Problem Solving for Mechanical Applications

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. 

Primary Work Location

USA SC - Sumter

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Advancing the world of health™

BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health™ by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. BD helps customers enhance outcomes, lower costs, increase efficiencies, improve safety and expand access to health care.

As a new employee what I like most about BD are the many learning and professional developmental opportunities for growth offered. It is good to know that there are so many resources to choose from.

Zakiyyah Walker
Staff Engineer

Since joining BD, I really have liked the people I work with on a daily basis and the collaboration towards common goals.

Michael Carrano
Senior Program Manager

BD is full of passionate, loyal, and driven people that have a common goal of advancing healthcare without sacrificing quality or service.

Justyna Zielinska
Project Manager



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