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

Job Description SummaryThe Senior R&D Engineer will be a key contributor on a R&D team within BD-Diagnostics- Preanalytical Systems. The individual in this position will have a complete understanding of a wide application of technical principles, theories and concepts. He/She provides solutions that are imaginative, thorough and practical to a wide range of complex problems.

Job Description


  • Works under general direction.

  • Independently determines and develops approach to solutions.

  • Contributes to a project of considerable significance or leads smaller scope projects.

  • Supports material/design/process changes to the product line through design control process, with well-documented research/analyses. Demonstrates accountability for successful and timely completion of designated tasks.

  • Develops technical solutions to complex problems using sound engineering principles, utilizing experimental, computational and analytical methods.

  • Designs and develops in vivo and in vitro models to evaluate product features & improvements.

  • Applies innovative & logical risk based approach to product development challenges with the capacity for original thinking. Develops robust test methods, design test fixtures and execute measurement system analysis.

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

  • Plans, executes and analyzes design of experiments (DOE).

  • Writes implements and leads bench studies, tolerance stack up analysis, design verification, validation, vendor interactions, materials specifications and component specifications.

  • Performs data analysis using statistical tools, regression analyses and develop transfer functions.

  • Collects, records, reports, interprets and analyzes data, presents results to peers and business leadership.

  • Provides advanced engineering skills and product evaluation support to the platform toward building business cases for new opportunities.


Bachelors/Masters/PhD in Mechanical Engineering or related Engineering discipline.


B.S.: 5+ years of experience in technical area

M.S.: 3+ years of experience in technical area

Ph.D.: 2+ years of experience in technical area


  • Sound knowledge of engineering first principles.

  • Strong technical judgment and technical leadership skills.

  • R&D functional planning, requirement generation and technical (DFSS/Design/Cross functional) reviews for all product development phases.

  • Strong project management, prioritizing and multi-tasking skills to work within tight deadlines.

  • Proficient in solid modeling (Pro/E, SolidWorks or equivalent)

  • Ability to effectively and clearly communicate concepts, ideas and knowledge to other individuals and teams.

  • Experience in directing associates and leading small cross-functional groups is required.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Project.

  • Disciplined phase-gate product development processes & project planning.

  • Proficiency with fixture design including basic machining considerations and developing test methods.

  • Understanding of Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA).

  • Knowledge of Six Sigma (DMAIC) practices, and Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) methodologies.

  • Product development considerations for tightly controlled, high-volume manufacturing process.

  • Strong creative, analytical and problem solving skills required.

  • Good written & verbal communication skills.


Primary Work LocationUSA NJ - Franklin Lakes

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