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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) DTO Intelligent Automation, Sr Staff Engineer Process Development in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey

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Position Summary:

The DTO Sr Staff Engineer Process Development is responsible for leading and supporting the design, development, optimization, and scale-up of Smart Automation and the associated manufacturing processes. The role involves collaborating with cross-functional teams, managing external contractors, and ensuring compliance with quality standards and regulatory requirements.

Reporting to the Director DTO Intelligent Automation, the DTO staff Engineer Process Development is part the Digital Technology Operations organization focused on the technical aspects of developing Intelligent Automation utilizing tools like artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, robotic process automation (RPA), Vision systems, Autonomous Mobile Robots, predictive and adaptive models, and more to allow our Manufacturing sites to adapt quickly, discover and meet key strategic metrics.

This position is responsible for working cross functionally with Operations, Engineering, and Business Unit leaders to identify process improvements, construct implementation plans and ensure alignment of all required functions. The person in this role will lead the investigation for Intelligent Automation opportunities and strategic planning including, assessment against needs of the organization, technical hurdles, input into playbooks, Project Plans, Financial Analyses & Charters, and provides technical expertise and support to local teams during Project implementation.

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.

Essential Job Functions:

  • In collaboration with DTO Intelligent Automation leadership and Key staff members, develop site specific Intelligent Automation roadmaps inclusive of digital solutions, machine learning and ability to leverage commonality of technical solutions across other sites.

  • In collaboration with the DTO Intelligent Automation technical systems engineers, design and implement process optimization strategies to enhance efficiency, reduce cycle time and improve product quality.

  • Working closely with manufacturing site teams, conduct detailed analysis and evaluation of existing manufacturing processes, identifying areas for improvement and recommending appropriate technological solutions. Complete process concept, project charters and business justification, Risk Analysis, feasibility/Proof of Concept, Automation FAT, SAT and validation.

  • Design and execute laboratory experiments, pilot-scale studies, and technology transfer activities. Manage external contractors and vendors for process development and technology transfer projects.

  • Collaborate with the DTO team members and other required functions to develop and implement playbooks for implementation and replication of intelligent automation technology solutions.

  • Provide technical support and troubleshooting expertise to resolve process-related issues, improve overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), drive root cause analysis, corrective actions and preventive measures when required.

  • The position will maintain strong relationships with counterparts in Manufacturing/ Operations, business units, Global Integrated Engineering, BD Excellence, Supply Chain, Quality, and Finance, ensuring timely and transparent alignment of strategies and goals.

  • Provide mentoring and building of engineering capabilities to support the continuous evolution of Intelligent automation technology through skills identification and assessment, capability building, and training of associates including engineering support organization, Site operators, technicians, and engineers.

  • Intelligent Automation solutions selected are expected to drive value through increased asset utilization, improving OEE, optimizing labor, improving quality, reducing costs, and improving customer satisfaction.

  • Maintain a high level of scientific and technical knowledge and stay updated on the latest industry trends and best practices.

  • Travel: 25% to 30% of the time

Required Education and Experience:

  • BS Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing/Process Engineering, Computer engineering/ Software Systems

  • A minimum of 15 years of progressively responsible engineering experience in manufacturing engineering, Automation design and development, technology transfer, assessment of product manufacturability, industrial engineering and project engineering preferably in a regulated industry (Medical Device, Pharma, etc) or equivalent.

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in Intelligent Automation solutions and digital Transformations including machine learning, Vision and controls engineering, AMR’s, Cobots/Robotics, , AI, GenAI, and Data analytics.

  • Strong knowledge of process optimization techniques, lean manufacturing principles, Six Sigma methodologies and statistical analysis.

  • Strong project management skills with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.

  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills with the ability to identify and resolve complex process issues.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, enabling the ability to influence decisions based on sound rationale.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • MS Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing/Process Engineering, Computer engineering/ Software Systems

  • Project Management Training and/or Certification

  • Industry 4.0 Training and/or Certification.

  • Proficient in process analysis, process modelling and simulation software, and statistical analysis.

  • Experience with process improvement tools and methodologies such as Kaizen, 5S and Value Stream Mapping.

  • Knowledge of automation and control systems, such as SCADA and PLC.

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.

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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 NJ - Franklin Lakes

Additional Locations

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At BD, we are strongly committed to investing in our associates—their well-being and development, and in providing rewards and recognition opportunities that promote a performance-based culture. We demonstrate this commitment by offering a valuable, competitive package of compensation and benefits programs which you can learn more about on our Careers Site under Our Commitment to You ( .

Salary ranges have been implemented to reward associates fairly and competitively, as well as to support recognition of associates’ progress, ranging from entry level to experts in their field, and talent mobility. There are many factors, such as location, that contribute to the range displayed. The salary offered to a successful candidate is based on experience, education, skills, and actual work location. Salary ranges may vary for Field-based and Remote roles.

Salary Range Information

$158,300.00 - $261,300.00 USD Annual

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.