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

Job Description Summary

As part of BD Integrated Diagnostic Systems – Specimens Management business line, the engineer in this role will be a key contributor on the R&D Team. The individual in this position will have a complete understanding of a wide application of engineering principles, theories, concepts, and has a full knowledge and/or expertise of other related disciplines. He/She will provide solutions that are imaginative, thorough, and practical to a wide range of complete problems. He/she will be responsible for providing product development and engineering support by playing critical role in developing / integrating / analyzing / testing / and troubleshooting medical device/IVD components and systems relating to collection, preservation, manipulation and analysis of biological samples including human blood samples.

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Be part of something bigger!

BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. We have over 65,000 employees and a presence in virtually every country around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues.

PRIMARY DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES & AUTHORITIES:

  • Works under general direction to guide design and development of advanced biomedical solutions that are needed to meet key business objectives relating to the existing and new medical device products.

  • Guides the successful completion of major programs and at times will function in a project leadership role.

  • Represents the organization as the prime technical contact on contracts and projects.

  • Interacts with senior external personnel on technical matters often requiring coordination between organizations.

  • Independently determines and develops approach to solutions.

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

  • Drives creative, logic and risk-based approaches to resolve technical challenges and tradeoffs under business constrains including strong capacity for critical thinking and analysis.

  • Independently determines and develops technical solutions to complex problems using sound engineering principles and design of experiments (DOE) while utilizing experimental, computational and/or analytical methods.

  • Develops robust test methods, design test fixtures and executes measurement system analysis.

  • Writes, implements, and leads hands-on benchtop studies, tolerance stack up analysis, design verification, validation, vendor interactions, material specifications, component specifications, troubleshooting and/or root-cause analysis in order to evaluate product performance & improvements.

  • Performs data analysis using statistical tools, generate reports and present recommendations to peers and business leaders.

  • Supports and at times lead material, design and/or process changes to existing products by following design control process and generating well-documented research and analyses records.

  • Demonstrate strong drive for results and clear accountability for successful and timely completion of designated tasks and projects.

  • Contribute to the development of new product development capabilities, methodologies and expertise by staying aware to trends in the computational and visualization technology fields and actively seek training to further improve skills.

  • 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 towards building business cases for new opportunities.

  • Contributes to development and implementation of R&D strategies through evaluation of new business opportunities, technologies, and possible acquisition targets.

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

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Mechanical, Chemical, Biomedical or closely related fields.

  • Strength in scientific and engineering fundamentals based on first principles understanding including critical thinking and systematic problem solving skills as well as business acumen and learning agility are essential requirements to be successful in this position.

  • Strong technical judgement and leadership skills.

  • Demonstrated capability of leading R&D product development projects.

  • Experience in guiding team/individuals to develop technical solutions to complex problems.

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

  • Proficiency in solid CAD modeling (Creo, SolidWorks or equivalent) and design for manufacturability including injection molded and related systems and assemblies.

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

  • Disciplined in phase-gate product development and project planning.

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

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

  • Proficiency with statistical methods including DoE and data analysis using software such as Minitab.

  • Proficiency with fixture design including basic machining considerations and developing test methods (fixture design and hands-on testing).

  • Understanding of Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA).

  • Proficiency with any of FEA and/or CFD modeling software is a plus.

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

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

  • Strong creative, analytical, and problem solving skills required.

  • Good written and verbal communication skills.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

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

  • B.S.: 8-10+ years of experience in technical area

  • M.S.: 5-7+ years of experience in technical area

  • Ph.D.: 3-5+ years of experience in technical area

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 empowers you to bring your authentic self to work. Here our associates can fulfill their life’s purpose through the work that they do every day.

You will learn and work alongside inspirational leaders and colleagues who are equally passionate and committed to fostering an inclusive, growth-centered, and rewarding culture. Our Total Rewards program — which includes competitive pay, benefits, continuous learning, recognition, career growth, and life balance components — is designed to support the varying needs of our diverse and global associates.

To learn more about BD visit https://jobs.bd.com/

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.

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Primary Work Location

USA 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, or any other protected status.

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.

All applicants should complete the on-line application process. BD is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you require assistance or an accommodation because of a disability to participate in the application process, please call 855-BD-HELPS (855-234-3577) or email asc.americas@bd.com

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