Job ID R-474735 Date posted 02/01/2024

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.

Join our team as a Sr. Electrical Engineer and be a part of a dynamic and innovative company that values its employees and invests in their professional growth. As a Sr. Electrical Engineer, you will report directly to the Engineering Manager and provide electrical support to the production departments. You will perform skilled electrical/electronic design duties requiring the use of design techniques, theory, principles, computations, and technical knowledge. You will be responsible for handling multiple assignments of varying scope and complexity and performing engineering reviews of electrical designs.


  • Provide theoretical and hands-on electrical support to the production departments and identify problems and pursue plans toward their resolution.

  • Direct the efforts of and aid in the development of technical associates in resolving production issues. This support can include night and weekend calls at home and weekend work.

  • Support the plant manufacturing effort by developing and implementing plans to improve upon chronic levels of waste, quality defects, equipment downtime, capacity, etc. Implementation of these plans will often include leading teams of technical associates and engineers.

  • Lead efforts to redesign or modify existing equipment to realize budgeted plant objectives.

  • Familiarize yourself with NEC, OSHA, FDA, ISO and QSR requirements.

  • Document all line modifications whether electrical, programming or mechanical per plant policies and procedures. This documentation includes but is not limited to completing the proper change review forms, updating specifications, backing up modified software and updating changes in electrical and mechanical drawings.

  • Supports project managers by taking a lead role in the development, programming and design of varied and complex portions of new production lines from basic engineering data and direction. Support includes but is not limited to electrical installation, system design, system testing and programming of PLC’s, machine vision systems, Servo & Stepper Motor Control Systems, various drive and other miscellaneous electrical systems.

  • As necessary, may report to project managers or act as a project manager as part of a project team. Team responsibilities will include but will not be limited to development of electrical and machine specification, travel to vendor locations for designs reviews, machine trials and acceptance testing for shipment, performing software validation of entire machine systems, performing DOE’s, capability studies and MSA’s and providing engineering support for debug, process validation and plant start-up of new and updated equipment. In addition, these responsibilities may include development of entire modules and subsystems for large production lines.

  • Performs research work and draws on previous experience in designing semi-automatic and automatic production machines to develop a concept which will accomplish the desired performance. Responsible for implementing the concept from inception through validation and production start-up.

  • Prepares detailed electrical design drawings and reviews the adequacy of design features and general cost estimates with superiors.

  • Responsible for functional accuracy of design and compatibility with product manufactured.

  • Provides engineering start-up coverage on new equipment. This coverage includes designing and implementing improvements to eliminate or reduce areas of repetitive failure, excessive wear, low output and high waste.

  • Prepares complete bills of material, selecting reliable commercial items where possible and specifies other materials to be purchased. Provides drawings and detailed information on purchase items to expedite the process.

  • Supports others in the Engineering Department on the implementation of their projects/process assignments, at the discretion of supervision.

  • Prepares a program to be followed in debugging of machines.

  • Consults with methods and standards personnel to establish the machine output capabilities and general operating procedures.

  • Responsible for the development of equipment specifications, initiation of capital requests and purchase requisitions.

  • Has knowledge of proper Engineering practices and vendor relationships.

  • Ability to handle projects of a broad scope requiring coordination between equipment vendors and plant functional departments.

  • Required to handle several assignments (project & process duties) simultaneously.

  • Establishes which elements comprising a job are suitable for in-house fabrication or revision and which items would be best contracted. Secures quotations and selects contractors; directs the contractor’s efforts or the efforts of in-house forces to a satisfactory scheduled completion of the necessary work. Supervises and inspects all work in-process by contractors or plant forces; provides guidance where necessary.

  • Recommends to superiors purchases of new capital equipment or process modifications, their physical installation, debugging and associated training of production personnel.

  • As required within the scope of duty, responsible for all associated documentation, including, however, not limited to the following: validations, operational procedures, PM schedules, IAT & PRP notifications spare parts listings equipment specifications, etc.

  • Accountable for the correct design, functioning and programming of the equipment.

  • Accountable for spending (capital or expense) within approved limits on programs up to $3 million.

  • Directs the efforts of support personnel such as machinists and technicians, etc. in the modification, adjustment, removal and installation of new or existing equipment as required.

Additional Job Description

  • Performs other duties as directed by supervision.

  • Proposes and implements cost reductions to meet budgeted amounts and deadlines.

  • Checks out and approves equipment both at the vendor’s site and in-plant prior to installation.

  • Trains associates in the use, operation and trouble shooting of equipment. Act as a mentor and coach for Manufacturing and Engineering Technicians.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related field from a 4 year Accredited Institution.

  • Six Sigma green or black belt certification preferred.

  • Minimum of eight (8) years experience in an engineering role with an electrical and/or electronic focus.

  • Must have a minimum of 3 years of work experience in a manufacturing/high-speed environment.

  • Minimum of three (3) years in validation and document control role preferred

  • Requires in depth experience with PLC’s, servo''s, vision systems, equipment trouble shooting and controls.

  • Has an applicable knowledge and ability to use AutoCAD Electrical for design improvements.

  • Validated knowledge and understanding of established plant safety standards. Including but not limited to: Lockout / Tag-Out, NFPA 70E Electrical Safe Work Practices, and OSHA Subpart “O” for proper machine guarding.

  • Above average written and verbal communication skills with the ability to perform responsibilities with little or no direct supervision.

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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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.

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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.

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