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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) R&D Engineer - MDR/VAD in Salt Lake City, Utah

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Provide R&D support for MDR activities

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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.

BD Medical – R&D Engineer II

Location – Sandy, Utah

The R&D team is seeking a highly talented and passionate individual to help us identify and implement innovative solutions to address current and future health care needs in the Peripheral Vascular Access markets. Within BD Medication Delivery Solutions (MDS) Research & Development, the associate in this position will be part of the Vascular Access Device R&D team. Our R&D Engineer II’s are responsible for developing and implementing new product designs, product improvements, and critical component changes for high volume, disposable medical devices.

The preferred candidate will have strong technical design skills, excellent written and oral skills, and leadership abilities. This candidate should possess a strong capability to interpret and ensure compliance with all local, state, federal and BD safety regulations, quality policies, best practices and procedures through appropriate communication, training, and education. Other duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Technical Product Design:

  • Design and development product systems, subsystem and components by understanding design space with design options and tradeoffs, managing critical parameters, using design for manufacturing principles as well as geometric dimensioning and tolerancing tools.

  • Identify the best tools and approaches to effectively tackle engineering problems to develop, optimize and/or analyze designs by applying the appropriate mix of first principles, analytical, computational and experimental methods.

  • Ensure the implementation and rigor of product development processes and design control procedures.

  • Support the evaluation and assessment of new technologies, intellectual property, products, processes and industry trends that can or have the potential to impact our business strategies.

  • Contribute to a culture of innovation by proactively generating novel concepts for new products and improvements to current product performance.

  • Support current products in terms of quality, manufacturing, supply continuity and cost improvement.

  • Support execution of technical and/or cross-functional project work.

  • Understand customer needs through literature review, customer interviews, direct observation, competitive analysis, prototype evaluation, and clinical/simulated use studies.

  • Write detailed technical reports based on design verification analysis/testing for design changes and product design activities.

  • Develop and execute test methods which specify measurement equipment, test set-up, measurement systems analysis, and data analysis.

  • Develop realistic and actionable design plans.

Organizational Development:

  • Proactively develop, maintain & share technical knowledge in specialized area(s), remaining up-to-date on current trends and best practices.

  • Develop and apply innovative approaches to ensure the effective capture, retention and communication of technical and project knowledge generated (tacit & implicit).

  • Effectively collaborate with laboratory technicians and support staff.

  • Ensure compliance with BD quality policies, procedures and practices as well as with all local, state, federal and BD safety regulations, policies and procedures.

Desired Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or a closely related engineering degree required)

  • A Master’s degree in engineering is preferred.

  • Minimum of 2 years of engineering experience or equivalent is required with a strong preference for least 1 year product development and design experience in medical devices / products

  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills.

  • Excellent technical judgment.

  • Strong communication skills.

  • Demonstrated accountability for successful completion of designated tasks.

  • Team oriented.

  • Strong fit with BD values.

Experience to include:

  • Proven ability to utilize statistical tools, computer analysis and engineering fundamentals to support sound engineering judgment. SolidWorks, Minitab, and FEA (Abaqus / Fluent) experience is preferred.

  • Experience in developing project / technical development plans.

  • Design control experience.

  • Developed understanding of DOE and statistical methods.

  • Understanding of failure theory and modes for plastics, elastomers, and metals due to static and time-variable loading conditions.

  • Experience with clinical studies, human physiology, and simulated product use studies.

  • Experience with contact and non-contact metrology.

  • Knowledge of high-volume manufacturing and assembly processes, particularly those of plastic injection molding, metal stamping and automated assembly techniques, including solvent bonding, adhesive bonding, ultrasonic welding, and interference-fitting.

  • Experience with manufacturing process validation including strategy development, First Article Inspection, Factory Acceptance Testing, and IQ/OQ/PQ’s.

  • Knowledge of strict product development processes, as well as regulatory and quality requirements such as 21CFR820.30

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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.

Primary Work Location

USA UT - Salt Lake City

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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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