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

Job Description SummaryWe are a global business within BD Medical, dedicated to delivering quality, innovative, and cost-conscious solutions in the Vascular Management and Injection Systems business. 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 cost-conscious, global 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).

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Reporting to the MDS Change to Win (CTW) Senior Manager, the successful R&D Senior Engineer will innovate and progress cost-saving 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 the Design Lead/Engineer for projects within the highly-successfully CTW program, lead/support 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 members including Marketing, Quality, Regulatory, Manufacturing Technology and Operations.

  • Translate customer and operational requirements into verifiable product requirements and specifications for product systems, subsystems, interfaces and components and maintain traceability throughout the development process.

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

  • Drive and support design decisions at the intersection of material, form factor, process, human factors considerations, that enable robust system architectures that are built upon deep subject matter expertise in key foundational technology domains.

  • Innovate on novel concepts and develop overall product strategies to reduce cost while maintaining or improving product quality.

  • Synthesize, develop, update and optimize designs that meet requirements by understanding design space with design options and tradeoffs, managing critical parameters, leverage strong engineering fundamentals and tools and integrating manufacturing principles early in the development.

  • 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.

  • Implement 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.

  • Ensure the design considerations are embedding all applicable DFX (Design for Excellence) aspects including manufacturability, serviceability, reliability and safety.

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

  • Develop subject matter expertise 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. Present and lead technical reviews at the various stages of Design and Development. Facilitate effective multi-functional communication and engagement

  • Coach junior engineers and technicians in the execution of R&D project deliverables.

  • 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 a closely related technical field. An advanced degree is strongly preferred.

  • Experience:

  • Minimum 4 years of experience leading / supporting product development projects in medical device / pharmaceutical industries. Proven 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.

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

  • Experience in product innovation related to cost-savings is desirable.

  • Critical Thinking:

  • Skilled at finding logical flaws in arguments and plans; 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.

  • Displaying Technical Expertise:

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

  • Feels a 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.

  • In-depth technical skills and knowledge associated with the role.

  • Making Accurate Judgements and Decisions:

  • Bases decisions on a systematic review of relevant facts and information.

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

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

  • Communication

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Able to create content and communicate successfully to multiple levels of the organization.

  • 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 create detailed project plans and execute to them.

  • Ability to execute concurrently multiple projects and manage priorities.

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Leadership Skills:

  • Strong sense of accountability and action oriented.

  • Ability to lead and influence others in a matrix organization.

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

  • Ability to coach junior members in the organization.


Primary Work LocationUSA NJ - Franklin Lakes

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