Shift Production Leader - Night Shift




Columbus, NE


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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.


  • Responsible for leading associates in an engaged manner to achieve desired results in an assigned manufacturing unit. 

  • Lead day-to-day activities of the unit by coaching associates on a continuous improvement path in their daily manufacturing activities and efforts. 

  • Coach associates to be accountable for safety, quality, production, cost, housekeeping and overall policy adherence.

  • Ensure that safety and quality standards are achieved while driving production performance to meet goals and schedules.

  • 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.

JG 3

PCP Level- N/A

Shift - B Shift (6:00 https://p.m. - 6:00 https://a.m.)


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Promptly address any safety issues or incidents.

  • Spend a minimum of 75% of time on production floor leading associates.

  • Responsible for staffing and training plans within the department.

  • Provide regular, timely, and specific feedback to associates.

  • Provide a learning environment and challenge associates to meet higher expectations.

  • Ensure an open flow of communication exists between production associates and management. 

  • Represent concerns of production associates to management, as well as management concerns to production associates.

  • Ensure fair and consistent application of company and departmental policies and practices.

  • Works with associates to resolve employee relations issues and concerns; involves HR when needed.

  • Actively participate and support continuous improvement activities.

  • Collaborate with Production Planning to establish production schedules, supervise performance versus schedule for the department.

  • Track production metrics to ensure that department goals are being met. 

  • Communicates these metrics and progress to associates and management.

  • Lead daily production operations.

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


  • Ensure manufactured products meet the established quality requirements. 

  • Meet or exceed operational objectives (https://i.e. safety, quality, production, cost, etc.).

  • Successfully lead and develop others in building an impactful production team.


Large Team (>20) 


Minimum Education:

This position has the following minimum educational requirements:  

  • High School Diploma/GED: Required 

  • Associates Degree: Preferred

  • BA/BS Degree – Preferred

  • In lieu of an associate’s degree, 3 years supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment required

Minimum Experience:

  • 3 yrs People Leading experience preferred

  • 3 yrs Manufacturing experience required

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities (KSA’s): 

  • Effective Oral/written Communication - Proficient 

  • Ability to work as part of a team / Teambuilding - Advanced

  • Independent thinking / Self Driven - Proficient

  • Decision Making Ability - Proficient 

  • Troubleshooting / Problem Solving - Advanced  

  • Safety & Ergonomics Expertise – Basic

  • Quality Systems Knowledge – Proficient

  • Computer Skills / Microsoft Office - Proficient

  • Financial Acumen - Basic

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.


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 ($https://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.

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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 NE - Columbus (West)

Additional Locations

Work Shift

Why you should apply for a job to BD:

  • 5/5 in overall job satisfaction

  • 5/5 in supportive management

  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Paid parental leave, back up child and adult dependent care, programs for children with special needs, adoption assistance program

  • Our compensation program includes market-competitive base pay as well as short-term and long-term incentives.

  • Our 9 Associate Resource Groups contribute to our strategic imperatives by driving a deep sense of community and belonging.