Technical Associate




Sumter, SC


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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. 

We're seeking a skilled Technical Associate to join our team and work with state-of-the-art equipment while maintaining high-quality production standards. As a Technical Associate, you will be responsible for the following:


  • Operating, optimizing, and maintaining assigned production equipment

  • Meeting and exceeding production standards while maintaining product quality

  • Minimizing and preventing equipment downtime and sustaining budgeted waste levels

  • Maintaining accurate equipment logs and recording downtime and maintenance problems

  • Performing preventative maintenance on equipment

  • Starting up equipment and ensuring accurate functioning

  • Monitoring component inventories and safety guards

  • Maintaining a neat and orderly production environment

  • Monitoring in-process quality and addressing issues as needed

  • Performing required https://Q.C. checks and process challenges

  • Following safety and environmental procedures and Quality System Requirements

  • Supporting upstream and downstream operations

  • Performing rework as required

  • Working optimally in a team environment


  •   Performing other duties as assigned by Supervisor


  • https://H.S. Diploma/https://G.E.D preferred

  • Maintenance Repair/Mechanical Experience or Proficiency required and 2 years experience preferred

  • 6- 12 months of manufacturing experience desired

  • Working with PLC's, Hydraulics and Pneumatics desired

  • Must be proficient with basic hand tools.

  • Should be familiar with the following mechanical components, bushings, chain drives, conveyors, gearboxes, and ball valves.

  • Should also be familiar with the following electrical components; photo-eyes, scales, reed switches, VFD’s.

  • Able to work autonomously and be self-motivated.

  • Able to work any shift including 12 hour night or 8 hour night shifts

  • Must have clear and legible handwriting

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.  

To learn more about BD visit 

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 SC - Sumter

Additional Locations

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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.