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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Engineer I - Materials in Salt Lake City, Utah

Job Description SummaryReporting to the Manager of Materials/Polymer Sci. & Eng., the associate in this role will assist in technical development in the Center of Excellence and/or New Product Development (NPD) projects. This associate will be responsible for establishing technical excellence in materials/polymer science, process optimization and characterization, and material engineering.

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  • Utilize materials science and/or engineering principles to develop, identify and evaluate material properties, material processiblity as well as material-based product performance for medical device applications.

  • Plans and executes tasks and deliver results on schedule.

  • Communicate technical results, critical issues and recommendation to project team and functional manager.

  • Develop and optimize test methods for material characterization and analytical chemistry for product development projects.

  • Support cross-functional development projects, translating ideas and concept through feasibility and prototypes tomanufacturing. Investigatecritical product/process challenges during technology development, product development and manufacturing.

  • Participate in supplier qualification for raw material selection and conduct/coordinate tests on raw materials in order to ensure quality and regulatory compliance.

  • Works under minimal direction toward established long-range goals and objectives.

  • Initiates new or revised documentation and tracks through appropriate approval cycles and implementation.

  • Maintains a professional working relationship with internal and external customers and support staff.

  • Provides technical support on components, material methods, systems, and equipment.

  • Develops physical and functional test requirements to assure specifications and regulations are met.

  • Writes, reviews, and approves protocols, reports, and data.

  • Conducts testing outlined in protocols and test methods.

  • Executes validation studies on equipment and processes, and conducts and/or participates in complaints investigations.

  • Participates in and provides input to training on department & division procedures, and policies.

  • Prepares and submits for approval requests for project funding. Participates in project planning, budgeting, scheduling and tracking.

  • Analyzes design, process, and test data.

  • Prepares and presents oral and written project updates and technical discussions.

  • Develops and implements procedures to provide easy to follow instructions.

  • Responsible for concept generation, design, development and evaluation of new products, materials and technologies.

· Travel as required.



· Degree in Materials Science, Polymer Science, Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or other related engineering field.


· None required


A Bachelor degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), and two (2) years of engineering experience OR Master’s degree in STEM.

Candidates that have engineering experience within the medical device or equivalent regulated industry.



Working knowledge of material structure-property relationship, formulation, and material characterization methods.

· Experience in test method development and validation.

· Knowledge of statistical analysis including screening and optimization surface response design of experiments (DOE).

· Demonstrated strong learning agility.

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills. Comfortable with a complex and matrix team environments.

· Self-motivated with a strong sense of urgency and willing to take hands on work.

Primary Work LocationUSA UT - Salt Lake City BAS

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