BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Project Engineering Leader in Holdrege, Nebraska
Job Description SummaryEngineering Project Leaders are responsible for leading a team of engineers and technicians to deliver projects to manufacturing. This position is for a Packaging Project Leader who will specifically focus on projects related to product packaging and labeling equipment. This position will work in close collaboration with BD Packaging Center of Excellence and play role in developing and standardizing best practices for packaging and labeling equipment and processes. Project work may include development and testing new manufacturing equipment and technologies, supporting new product development, technical problem solving, equipment design, equipment validation, and managing equipment vendors. Applicants must have strong project management and leadership skills. Job duties will include associate development, performance management, managing timelines and budget tracking.
The Project Engineering Leader is self-directed and is responsible for Project Engineering leadership to the Engineering department. Supervises and directs engineering activities of the exempt engineering staff and hourly associates. Leads major engineering projects including project planning, justification, specification development and budgeting. Projects may include developing and implementing improved methods of manufacturing, procedures and processes that result in improved efficiencies, yields, machine operations and product quality. This position provides technical support to the development and the implementation of new products, new processes and new materials. This individual will perform both at a (multi-program) level and at the task level. This position prioritizes multiple projects/programs while keeping to key deliverables. This position is for a Packaging Project Leader who will specifically focus on projects related to product packaging and labeling equipment. This position will work in close collaboration with BD Packaging Center of Excellence and play role in developing and standardizing methodologies for packaging and labeling equipment and processes.
Essential functions include but are not limited to, the following:
Leadership – Directly responsible for the outcome of other engineering resource performance and results, provides direct supervision, decision making and mentorship to less senior engineers. Provides significant leadership for process and machine designs for new product/process developments.
Accountability – Works independently with little to no input required, reports to Engineering Manager or Unit Manager. Accountable for capital budgets and design outcomes. Generates new project ideas. Engineering work is subject to review by the Engineering Manager of Plant management. Works with Plant Engineers, management, vendors, consultants and collaborating with other BD plants and platform teams on development design and the fabrication of equipment or processes for new products. Provides lead in creativity around solving problems. Generally able to identify solutions to problems.
Project Planning – Prepares and implements an improvement plan for areas of responsibility for major projects relating to: future machine and equipment needs (related to growth and replacement), preventive maintenance needs, new product support, general and manufacturing support, and general process related improvements. The plan or proposal is to include the proposed technical approach, estimated implementation costs, estimated resource needs and a time schedule (Pert or Gantt chart).
Process & Product Data – Maintains a solid understanding of new methods, equipment, product specifications, waste costs, through put rate and material costs. This technical data is to be used in the justifications of new equipment and cost reduction projects.
Documentation – Prepares process descriptions and manufacturing specifications as the need arises. Thoroughly documents all project and/or process changes in accordance with good project management practices.
Directs some or all of the project engineering, electrical/controls engineering to achieve the overall objectives of the plant.
Directs the design and acquisition of new manufacturing processes and equipment.
Ensures that all equipment, processes and facilities meet the requirements of designated government regulations such as OSHA, GMP, FDA, EPA, etc.
Develops a financial analysis to secure capital funding for projects, potential manufacturing cost reductions and process improvements.
Coordinates communication between division R&D and plant personnel on new products, product improvements and product problems.
Supervises, trains, develops and evaluates engineering staff. Responsible for development and review of yearly performance goals for Process Engineering group.
Contributes with continuous improvement on plant project selection and resource allocation to meet plant objectives.
Supervision of small team.
Qualifications and Requirements
BS-Engineering - Ideal candidate will have a degree in Packaging, Manufacturing, or Mechanical Engineering.
3+ yrs. (at minimum) experience as a Project Manager or Project Leader in manufacturing environment. Experience in high speed/high volume manufacturing such as disposable medical device, food or beverage manufacturing or pharmaceutical (proprietary or OTC) is a plus.
Proven experience as a multi-functional Team Lead or Member
Strong communications skills-including presentation and platform
Strong Project Management skills!
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 NE - Holdrege
Work ShiftUS BD 1st Shift 8am-430pm (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.