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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Sustaining Engineering Lead in Humacao, Puerto Rico

Job Description SummaryBD 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. The company develops innovative technology, services and solutions that help advance both clinical therapy for patients and clinical process for health care providers. BD and its 65,000 employees have a passion and commitment to help improve patient outcomes, improve the safety and efficiency of clinicians’ care delivery process, enable laboratory scientists to better diagnose disease and advance researchers’ capabilities to develop the next generation of diagnostics and therapeutics. BD has a presence in virtually every country and partners with organizations around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues. BD helps customers enhance outcomes, lower costs, increase efficiencies, improve safety and expand access to health care.

Job Description

Summary of Position with General Responsibilities:

The Sustaining Engineering Lead is responsible to provide technical support and improve processes to minimize cost, prepare projects plans to work with assigned task as documentation in coordination with the Division and support department. Be a leader for Lean Manufacturing Implementation. In addition to this, he or she designs production tools and/or machines and develops solutions to production problems relating to materials, processes and tooling. Shall be capable to manage difficult Manufacturing processes problems through a well and sound solution methodology. Must be able to comprehend and fully apply new technology developments. Has overall responsibilities over sustaining manufacturing engineers. The Sustaining Engineering Lead is also responsible to provide technical support and provide coaching/mentoring to team members.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provides Manufacturing Engineering support to the production operations in compliance with the latest applicable Corporate and Plant guidelines to improve efficiency, process and material yields

  • Implements a cross training program in the Engineering area to fulfill the manufacturing support at all times

  • Provide coaching/mentoring to manufacturing engineers on areas of expertise such as project management, six sigma, and lean manufacturing to improve the manufacturing process and avoid downtime

  • Designs tools and/or machines of varying types (some of very complex nature) for use in the manufacturing of company products. Obtains approval and builds when required the necessary tooling for products

  • Re-designs, repairs, or replace in-process production program equipment, production control hardware, and tooling

  • Develops processes, methods, tooling, and production controls for new programs; supervises their assembly and proofing

  • Sets-up new equipment, ensure its satisfactory operation, and instructs others to use the new equipment properly

  • Writes procedures for the operation of new or existing equipment

  • Recommends incorporation of new technology for Company applications where feasible and practical

  • Support and coordinate the implementation of the Lean Manufacturing Methodology

  • Support and coordinate manufacturing lines relocation from one location to new locations

  • Identify new opportunities for Process Improvement and implement Process Control Metrology

  • Identify and eliminate the Non Value Added Activities in coordination with the Division and support departments

  • Identify new innovation methods and submit capital request for budgeting and improvement purposes

  • Develop design of experiments whenever an equipment or process improvement is required and define new set up parameters and process limits to establish requirements per BD Corporate Guidelines

  • Review Manufacturing lines start up, operation, labeling, package, release, and shipping logistic for appropriate process flow and documentation

  • Review sterilization seal integrity pre and post as required per validation requirements

  • Development and implementation of process improvements and optimization through statistical process control experiments designs

  • Updates process sheets, specifications, bill of materials, drawing, operating procedures and any other documentation needed to manufacture, test or purchase products

  • Assists in establish annual tooling and capital investment budgets, selects, propose and justify of less-experienced department personnel

  • Assists in the training of less-experience departmental personnel

  • Value analysis of product and methods with emphasis on cost reduction of labor, material, and auxiliary expenditures

  • Layout applicable departments to establish optimum material flow, space usage and work station layout

  • Machine capability and utilization

  • Plans, writes, coordinates, executes, summarize validation protocols: transfer plan validation, risk assessments, Installation Qualifications, Operation Qualifications, Performance Qualification, Results obtains approvals

  • Project planning and executing

  • Motivates, manages and develops personnel in a team environmental

  • Assures is trained before performing any task

  • Uses the required clothes, personal and security protective equipment according to operations requirements

  • Complies with the cGMP’s, Quality Standards and established policies and/or procedures

  • Executes other duties assigned by the supervisor

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must be bilingual (English/Spanish) and must have good Communication skills both oral and written.

  • Must have knowledge of CMP’s, OSHA, and ISO 9000 requirements and Continuous Process Improvement techniques.

  • Strong knowledge and experience in packaging method such as heat sealing, thermoforming and thermoplastic.

  • Strong background in statistical Process Control.

  • Must have knowledge in Qumas, Microsoft Projects Planning, FMEAS, HACCP and validation preparation and documentation (master protocol, risk assessment, IQ, OQ, and PQ)

  • P.C. Literate.

  • Able to work as a Team member.

  • Excellent analytical, organizational, interpersonal, written, and verbal communications skills. .

  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills

Additional Desirable Qualifications Skills and Knowledge:

  • Puerto Rico registration certification (PE) to practice the profession is desired

  • Supervision experience

Education and/or Experience:

  • BS Degree in Engineering, preferably in Chemical, Industrial or Mechanical Engineering

  • Six (6) or more years of experience as a Manufacturing Engineer , preferably with tool and machine design experience in the Pharmaceutical and/or Medical Devices manufacturing environment

EEO Statement

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 LocationUSA PR - Humacao

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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.