Senior Electrical Engineer

BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Sumter, SC
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Job Description


Reports to the Engineering Supervisor. Responsible for the implementation of project and process support activities toward attainment of departmental and plant goals. Provides electrical support to the production departments as directed by supervision. Performs skilled electrical/electronic design duties requiring the use of design techniques, theory, principles, computations, and technical knowledge. Performs work in accordance with instructions and design concepts making independent decisions in developing electrical design concepts of/for complex production mechanisms. Primary focus in areas of capacity expansion, quality/waste improvement and cost improvement programs. Required to handle multiple assignments of varying scope and complexity.


* Provides theoretical and hands-on electrical support to the production departments with proven ability to identify problems and pursue plans toward their resolution. Directs the efforts of and aides in the development of technical associates in resolving production issues. This support can include night and weekend calls at home and weekend work.

* Required to support the plant manufacturing effort by developing and implementing plans to improve upon chronic levels of waste, quality defects, equipment downtime, capacity, etc. Implementation of these plans will often include leading teams of technical associates and engineers.

* Required to document all line modifications whether electrical, or programming per plant policies and procedures. This documentation includes but is not limited to completing the proper change review forms, updating specifications, backing up modified software and updating changes in electrical drawings.

* Responsible for the electrical design and implementation of machine improvements and capital equipment project management activities. Proficient in electrical design, machine controls, programming, and troubleshooting.

* Supports project managers and engineers by taking a lead role in the development, programming, and design of varied and complex portions of new production lines from basic engineering data and direction. Support includes but is not limited to electrical installation, system design, system testing and programming of panelviews/PLC's, machine vision systems, Servo & Stepper Motor Control Systems, various drive and other miscellaneous electrical systems.

* Performs research work and draws on previous experience in designing semi-automatic and automatic production machines to develop a concept which will accomplish the desired performance with emphasis on the design of the electrical and control systems. Responsible for implementing the concept from inception through validation and production start up.

* Prepares detailed electrical design drawings and reviews the adequacy of design features and general cost estimates with superiors. Designs small devices necessary to experiment and study the possibilities of certain unproven operations. Completes the overall electrical design and layout of a machine upon approval of basic concept.

* Responsible for functional accuracy of design and compatibility with product manufactured. Assures the design and standards conform to process specifications. Verifies that equipment meets all government codes (i.e., NEC, OSHA) and standards, as well as, electrical and machine specifications prior to acceptance for shipment.

* Clear understanding of the role of Engineering in a manufacturing environment.

* Responsible for coordinating activities between equipment vendors, Division R&D, and plant functional departments on his/her assignments. Recommends vendors for commercial items and materials needed for a project.

* Ability to handle projects of a moderate to large scope requiring extensive coordination. Will be required to handle several assignments (project & process duties) simultaneously.

* Has knowledge of established safety standards and operator interface with equipment (i.e., HMI, MMI).

* Establishes which electrical 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 contractor's 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.

* Responsible for the recommendation of capital equipment or process modifications, their physical installation, debugging and associated training of production personnel. Responsible for the management of capital expenditures.

* Responsible for all associated documentation including, however not limited to, the following: validations, operating procedures, preventive maintenance schedules, change review notifications, and spare parts listings.

* Required to develop a firm understanding of all equipment for which he/she is responsible to include set-up, adjustment and assessment of possible improvements.

* Responsible for realization of budgeted cost reductions and productivity improvements.

* Accountable for spending (capital or expense) within approved limits on programs.

* Directs 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.

* May provide functional supervision of other Engineers toward attainment of his/her assignments.

* Familiar with NEC, OSHA, FDA, ISO and QSR requirements.


* Performs other duties as required by the Engineering Supervisor.

* Functional supervision of necessary personnel required to complete assignments. May supervise others as a project or team leader.

* Proposes and implements cost reductions to meet budgeted amounts and deadlines.

* Checks out and approves equipment both at the vendor's site and in-plant prior to installation.

* Trains associates in the use, operation and troubleshooting of equipment. Act as a mentor and coach for Manufacturing and Engineering Technicians


* BS Degree in Electrical Engineering or related engineering discipline.

* 5 years of work experience in a manufacturing environment. Preferably in the high-speed production of medical devices

* Understanding of Lean Manufacturing initiatives with an emphasis in continuous improvement.

* Six Sigma certification (greenbelt or blackbelt) preferred.

Experience in the following areas preferred:

* synchronous and asynchronous assembly platforms

* cam-operated equipment, and pneumatics

* servo controlled assembly.

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.


Primary Work LocationUSA SC - Sumter

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