BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) R&D Engineer II in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey

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R&D Engineer II, Design & Development


We are a global business within BD Medical, dedicated to delivering quality and innovative solutions in Vascular Management and Injection Systems. The business, comprising of six platforms is committed to maintaining its accelerated growth through portfolio diversification, differentiated offerings and geographic / market expansions, while maintaining the profitability of the core product lines. We manage a healthy portfolio of programs ranging from incremental innovation to disruptive & breakthrough opportunities enabling medication delivery solutions that are addressing hospital acquired infections (HAIs), medication errors and patient and healthcare worker safety worldwide. Our engineers and scientists have passion for bringing new technical solutions to meet serious unmet clinical needs, have strong records of professional achievement, and have the capacity and desire for continuous development and growth. We strive to provide each individual with opportunities to develop skills, gain and share knowledge, understand and deliver what our customers want and build a rewarding and fulfilling career.

We are recruiting for a highly driven engineer with a passion for product development and a proven track record of successfully translating product requirements to component and system level designs that meet the customer requirements.The successful candidate has a unique opportunity to join a high-caliber R&D team responsible for the Design and Development of high growth businesses within BD Medication Delivery Solutions (MDS).


Reporting to the Senior Manager, the R&D Engineer II will support progressing design concepts through the product development stages utilizing processes and tools such as BD’s Global Product Development Systems (GPDS), Project Management, Design of Experiments, Design for Six Sigma, Design for Manufacturability and Statistical Analysis fora dynamic portfolio of new product development and product engineering projects.

  • As a Design Engineer for programs, support the R&D efforts during Design and Development phases; Plan, execute & communicate R&D deliverables on the program and maintain collaborative relationships with cross-functional team.

  • Author Design Control documents for assessing functional and stability performances at system and sub-system level evaluations.

  • Provide design analyses required for the translation of the customer and operational requirements into verifiable product requirements and specifications for product systems, subsystems, interfaces and components and maintain traceability throughout the development process.

  • Synthesize, develop, update and optimize designs that meet requirements by leveraging strong engineering fundamentals and tools.

  • Critically evaluate and analyze system performance and reliability and ensure the design space is adequately pressure-tested to satisfy user, regulatory and business requirements. Understand system and subsystem design sensitivity and identify and address early any potential design integration and transfer risks.

  • Use DFSS rigor throughout the design selection and development process, leveraging and deploying empirical, statistical and analytical tools which will improve design decisions and reduce design iteration cycle times.

  • Resolve technical problems. Create solutions for technical problems using systematic problem-solving methodologies.

  • Develop in depth skills and stay current with cutting edge technologies and material advancements to improve the rigor of Design and Development. Conduct in depth research and assessment of the industry landscape from IP, regulatory, products, technologies standpoint.

  • Follow the Design Control process for medical devices and ensure compliance with all local, state, federal, international, and internal safety regulations, policies, and procedures.


  • Education: Minimum BS in Mechanical, Chemical, Materials or Biomedical Engineering or related field. MS preferred.

  • Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience supporting product development projects in medical device / pharmaceutical industries. Especially hands-on experience with design and development of high volume disposable medical devices is highly desirable. A post-graduate degree in a related domain may be considered as relevant experience.

  • Knowledge of implementing product changes through a structured, phase-gated, product development process. Knowledge of medical device product development risk management methodologies (EURA, FMEA, etc.)

  • Critical Thinking :

  • Provides detailed insight and constructive criticism into problems and complex situations; foresees problems and potential solutions

  • Ability to identify, break down and solve deep technical problems.

  • Uses logical and theoretical thought process to make decisions in cases of insufficient information

  • Feels comfortable making practical assumptions with engineering justifications, where needed

  • Displaying Technical Expertise :

  • Keeps their technical skills current through literature review and attending conferences;

  • Feelsa strong desire & has the ability / willingness to learn and acquire new skills, knowledge and subject matter;

  • Effectively applies specialized knowledge and skills to perform work tasks.

  • Proficiencies:

  • Design for Six Sigma and proficiency with basic statistical techniques including familiarity with analysis of variance (ANOVA) and design of experiment (DOE) methodologies is required.

  • Demonstrated engineering and design skills (CAD/CAE).

  • Ability to analyze, organize and present large amounts of data in a clear and concise manner.

  • Disciplined and well organized in documentation in a regulated environment.

  • Ability to execute concurrently multiple projects and manage priorities.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal guidance.

  • Leadership Skills:

  • Strong sense of accountability and action oriented.

  • Ability to influence others in a matrix organization

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation and cross functional influencing skills

Primary Work LocationUSA NJ - Franklin Lakes

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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