BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Senior Engineer, Human Factors in Andover, Massachusetts

Job Description SummaryBD, a leading global medical technology company that makes and sells medical devices, instrumented systems and reagents, is dedicated to improving people's health throughout the world. The Company has been instrumental in combating many of the world's most pressing diseases. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, BD employs nearly 50,000 associates in approximately 50 countries throughout the world. The Company serves healthcare institutions, life science researchers, clinical laboratories, industry and the general public.

The Andover, MA location is home to over 100 employees working within BD Diabetes Care (BDDC) which is one of the fastest growing and most patient-connected units with the company, developing complex medical device solutions. Within the Diabetes Care business, you will have the opportunity to play a vital role in the Advanced Diabetes Care platform, make a key impact in the Diabetes Care market and be a key contributor to BD's future growth. You will also have the advantage of combining the best of both worlds; the agility and creativity of a start-up environment, and the backing and resources of a Fortune 500 company. We are looking for highly innovative, passionate, and talented individuals to develop these innovative products. This is a great opportunity to be part of developing and commercializing exciting, revolutionary products for the Diabetes Care market with the goal of improving the lives of people with Diabetes.

The Human Factors Engineer role resides in the Design Validation group that is responsible for all related activities including the planning and execution of human factors, preclinical and clinical trials in support of design development and validation. As a member of a cross-functional project team engaged in new product development for electromechanical and software-driven medical devices. The individual will work closely with R&D, Quality Engineering, Medical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs and Manufacturing to plan and execute Human Factors Studies.

BD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Job Description


  • Generate protocols and obtain IRB approval for user studies.

  • Support study product build and product release according to BD corporate requirements, FDA requirements, and international quality standards.

  • Coordinate with team and/or external vendors to execute human factors protocols.

  • Complete data analysis, generate reports, and communicate findings to cross-functional team.

  • Update user-related documents (ex, uFMEA) based on findings.

  • Support Validation Team with clinical studies and preclinical studies, as needed.

  • Ensure compliance with BD quality policies, procedures, and practices through appropriate communication, training, and education of sound quality assurance principles.


  • BS in human factors engineering, industrial design, mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering or related discipline with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience or a combination of equivalent education and experience

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a human factors engineering role.

  • Experience in medical device or other regulated industry is preferred

  • Complete understanding of application of technical principles, theories and concepts in the field of Human Factors Engineering including compliance standards.

  • Excellent communication, problem solving, organizational and interpersonal skills are essential

  • Experienced in data acquisition and good laboratory practices

  • Full proficiency in Microsoft Office required

  • Experience with Minitab or other statistical analysis package

  • Self-motivated and directed

  • Demonstrated ability to work in teams to obtain results is required

  • Effective skills in analytical thinking and problem solving required


Primary Work LocationUSA MA - Andover

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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