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Senior Mechanical Engineer

Company Name:
BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company)
Reports to the Engineering Supervisor. Responsible for the implementation of project and process support activities toward attainment of departmental and plant goals. Primary focus in areas of capacity expansion, quality/waste improvement and cost improvement programs. Required to handle multiple assignments of varying scope and complexity.
Essential Functions:
1. Responsible for the design and implementation of machine improvements and capital equipment project management activities. Proficient in mechanical design and troubleshooting.
2. Directs personnel in the troubleshooting and maintenance of cam driven mechanisms and pneumatic and hydraulic equipment used in the production process.
3. Supports the plant manufacturing effort, with proven ability to identify problems and pursue plans toward their resolution. Specific focus will be in areas of improving chronic issues related to quality, waste and equipment efficiency. Establishes which elements comprising a job are suitable for in-house fabrication or revision and which items would be best contracted. Secure quotations and select contractors; direct the contractors efforts or the efforts of in-house forces to a satisfactory scheduled completion of the necessary work. Supervise and inspect all work in-process by contractors or plant forces; provide guidance where necessary.
4. Responsible for coordinating activities between equipment vendors, Division R & D and plant functional departments on his/her assignments.
5. Ability to handle projects of a moderate to large scope requiring extensive coordination. Will be required to handle several assignments (project & process duties) simultaneously.
6. Prepares and submits capital appropriation requests and controls expenditures on these projects as required. Responsible for the recommendation of capital equipment or process modifications, their physical installation, debugging and associated training of production personnel.
7. As required within the scope of his/her duty, be responsible for all associated documentation, including; but not limited to, the following: Validations, Operationing Procedures, Preventive Maintenance Schedules, Engineering Change Notifications, Spare Parts Listings, etc.
8. Required to develop a firm understanding of all the equipment for which he/she is responsible for to include set-up, adjustment, and assessment of continuous improvement.
9. Responsible for indentification and implementation of budgeted cost reductions and productivity improvements in his/her area of responsibility.
Additional Responsibilities:
1. Perform other duties as required by the Engineering Supervisor.
2. Direct 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.
3. May provide functional supervision of other Engineers toward attainment of his/her assignments.
Qualifications:
1. Bachelor degree in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering.
2. Masters degree in Engineering or MBA preferred.
3. Five to Seven years of work experience in a manufacturing environment. Preferrably in the high-speed production of medical devices.
4. Experience in the following areas: synchronous and asynchronous assembly platforms, cam-operated equipment, and pneumatics and servo controlled assembly.
5. Understanding of Lean Manufacturing initiatives with an emphasis in continuous improvement.
6. Six Sigma certification (greenbelt or blackbelt) preferred.
Job: Mechanical Engineering
Primary Location: US-South Carolina-Sumter
Shift: First Shift / Day Job
Req ID: MEC10087

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