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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Plant Operational Excellence Engineer in Columbus, Nebraska

Job Description Summary

This position represents a fantastic opportunity for a talented, highly motivated, and positive individual to become a proactive member of BD’s global Operational Excellence (OPEX) community.

The Plant OPEX Engineer will be passionate about creating a culture of operational and customer excellence, implementing change, and driving Continuous Improvement (CI) across the network through the BD Production System (BDPS).

This strong operational excellence and continuous improvement identity will be created through the systematic application of LEAN production and CI principles, methodologies, and associated tools, to ensure sustainable optimization of performance in the areas of quality, delivery, and cost, whilst improving safety.

Ensures compliance with BD quality systems, policies, procedures and best practices, and all local, state, federal and BD safety regulations, policies and procedures. Regular, punctual attendance is an essential job function. Ability to read and write and converse in English. Willing and able to uphold BD Values.

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.

This position represents a fantastic opportunity for a talented, highly motivated, and positive individual to become a proactive member of BD’s global Operational Excellence (OPEX) community.

The Plant OPEX Engineer will be passionate about creating a culture of operational and customer excellence, implementing change, and driving Continuous Improvement (CI) across the network through the BD Production System (BDPS).

This strong operational excellence and continuous improvement identity will be created through the systematic application of LEAN production and CI principles, methodologies, and associated tools, to ensure sustainable optimization of performance in the areas of quality, delivery, and cost, whilst improving safety.

Ensures compliance with BD quality systems, policies, procedures and best practices, and all local, state, federal and BD safety regulations, policies and procedures. Regular, punctual attendance is an essential job function. Ability to read and write and converse in English. Willing and able to uphold BD Values.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Lead Focused Improvement component team.

  • Develop and grow problem solving capability at all levels.

  • Drive implementation of CI projects across all dimensions SQDC.

  • Represents the plant in BDX Continuous Improvement Meetings and prepare and present Quarterly updates.

  • Help coordinate activity of component teams and focused improvement project teams to eliminate loss, according to strategic goals.

  • Help generate, sustain, and deliver a multi-year Cost to Win (CTW) portfolio, support governance processes, and optimization of the site loss landscape.

  • Help meet or exceed CTW (Cost to Win) goals through leading and /or supporting Focused Improvement team savings projects (Loss CTW Landscape).

  • Teach and coach BDPS concepts and systematic approach, including strategy development & deployment (SDD), core components, Zero Loss mindset and all related methodologies / tools. Lead and facilitate breakthrough Kaizen events and support other BDPS components in problem solving capability development.

  • Support development of zero loss mindset across critical areas to optimize quality, delivery and cost while improving safety.

  • Help develop and grow capability through components and component teams to establish the fundamentals of excellence in safety, quality, and reliability. Coach and guide project selection process to ensure focus of resources and time on priorities.

  • Ensure strategic alignment through cascading Key Performance Indicators (KPIs’) top down and bottom up. Support BDPS deployment and governance process across all relevant components.

  • Drive BDPS capability development through deployment of progressively advanced aspects of component methodologies. Support attainment of long-term CI objectives through cross functional teams with shared goal.

  • Drive use of effective data-driven visual-management techniques, e.g., Business-Operating-System (BOS) charts to drive improvement of KPIs such as OEE, waste, labor productivity, etc. Active role in governance and action tracking of improvements, with periodic reporting of activity completion dates, expected and achieved results.

  • Assists departments with the CI Model by setting up meetings to review current state Value Stream Maps (VSM’s), brainstorming improvement opportunities and identifying/preparing future state VSM’s. This person shall be capable of leading this activity and presenting results to the ESC and others.

Sphere of Influence:

  • Provides some input / level of influence regarding key plant decisions and resource planning.

  • May represent company to external organizations.

  • Executes responsibilities with a large degree of autonomy requiring minimal day-to-day oversight by immediate supervisor.

Impact on Results:

  • Accountable for setting own work direction and completing work tasks.

  • Erroneous decisions or recommendations may cause delays and result in the allocation of more resources.

  • Has some impact on cost, productivity, CTW performance and OPEX budget.

  • Other duties as required to support the needs of the business.

Deliverables:

  • Continuous Improvement projects completed by achieving the sites budgeted savings and expectations.

Minimum Education:

Required

  • High School diploma

  • Associates Degree

Preferred

  • BA/BS Degree (Business, Engineering or related fields)

Minimum Experience:

  • 3 years’ experience in implementing, and strong knowledge of, Lean and Six Sigma business systems. Six sigma green or black belt certification required.

  • Demonstrated passion for safety, customer centricity and operational excellence.

  • Minimum 3 years manufacturing experience in a plant preferred.

  • Understanding of the interaction between operational excellence and customer service.

  • Excellent and effective verbal and written communication skills with people at all levels.

  • Track record in project or program management.

  • Experience of working in a multi-site and multi-cultural environment.

  • Business acumen and ability to display the linkage between projects and desired business results.

  • Able to develop compelling business case for resource investment, aligned with CTW finance policies and guidelines.

  • Flexible and able to travel. Expected travel up to 25%.

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.

At BD, we strive to make healthcare a priority for our associates and their families. We have a variety of plans including a new HSA Basic plan option with Cigna.

  • $0 payroll contributions if your salary is below $50,000

  • Plan covers 100% preventative care (annual wellness exam, and immunizations)

  • Visit any provider

If you meet the eligibility and enrollment requirements, your coverage begins on your date of hire or the date you become a benefits-eligible associate.

BENEFITS:

BD provides comprehensive total rewards benefits for all of its employees. Most benefits start on day 1 of your employment with BD.

  • Competitive pay

  • Up to 6 weeks of paid parental leave

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance plans

  • Education assistance ($5250.00 per year)

  • Adoption assistance

  • 401K plan with $.75 of every dollar matched up to 6% of compensation

  • Basic life and AD&D provided

  • Discounted home, auto, and pet insurance plans

  • Paid holidays and vacation (pro-rated the first year based on actual start date)

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!

Our people make all the difference in our success.

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.

You will learn and work alongside inspirational leaders and colleagues who are equally passionate and committed to fostering an inclusive, growth-centered, and rewarding culture. You will have the opportunity to help shape the trajectory of BD while leaving a legacy at the same time. And through the organization’s investment in BD University, you will continually level up your tech skills and expertise.

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.

To learn more about BD visit https://bd.com/careers

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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Primary Work Location

USA NE - Columbus (East)

Additional Locations

Work Shift

US BD 1st Shift 8am-5pm (United States of America)

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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