BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Chemist / Engineer 3 - Sustaining Engineer in San Diego, California

Job Description SummaryThe Sustaining Engineering Chemist / Engineer performs research and development in collaboration with other chemists to implement the improvement, correction, scale-up, and automation of manufacturing processes for existing products. Additionally, they will contribute to cross-functional new product introduction teams to ensure that processes and designs meet operational requirements. The successful candidate will have experience with polymers, organic synthesis, macromolecule separations, and/or analytical characterization with excellent attention to detail as well as strong oral and written communication skills.

Job Description

  • Synthesize conjugated polymers using standard air-sensitive techniques and perform subsequent characterization and analysis.

  • Develops test plans, DOEs and validation IQ/OQ/PQ protocols. Executes protocols and writes reports to ensure equipment/processes meet specifications and regulatory requirements.

  • Support the analysis of existing manufacturing processes and in-process tests to recommend equipment modifications, process modifications, or automation to improve product quality, production efficiencies, manufacturing techniques and production yields for existing products.

  • Leads or support CAPAs / investigation of field failures. Performs failure analysis and determines root cause. Designs and validates product enhancements to improve product reliability.

  • Work with multi-functional teams including product design and development personnel to ensure that processes and designs meet operational requirements and are compatible with manufacturing capabilities.

  • Lead or assist in scaling up equipment and processes from prototype to pilot to full scale manufacturing.

  • Demonstrates initiative by seeking out new projects that can positively impact the organization by reducing scrap, increasing gross margins and improving productivity.

  • Conducts statistical analysis such as Design of Experiments (DOE) and Statistical Process Control (SPC) targeting physical cause of failure for yield loss and improving quality.

  • Develop, write, and edit existing SOPs; ensure validity and accuracy of information

  • Train and mentor junior associates on engineering and manufacturing teams.

  • Promote a safe work environment. May provide recommendations on maintaining the safety of the work environment. Participates in Environmental Health and Safety programs. Addresses corrective actions whenever a hazard is identified. Notifies supervisor of all observed hazardous conditions or unsafe work practices.

  • Other responsibilities or projects as assigned by reporting manager.

Qualifications:

Successful candidate will possess a B.S. Degree in Chemistry, Engineering, or Life Science, minimum of 5+ years of relevant industry experience or a combination of equivalent education and experience.

• Experience in polymer science/material science/organic synthesis

• Experience with FPLC/HPLC/GPC

• Experience with UV/Vis and/or fluorescence spectroscopy

• Experience with antibody conjugation and flow cytometry a plus

• Experience with quality systems and guidelines such as GLP and GMP processes and ISO standards essential

• Good organizational and project planning skills

• Strong diagnostic, analytical and technical ability

• Strong technical writing skills

• Ability to translate an issue or problem statement into study strategy

• Experience with Six Sigma, MiniTab, or statistical analysis preferred

• Demonstrated (internal) customer service excellence

• Ability to articulate and balance risk and reward when making complex decisions

• Multi-task to cover a variety of job functions

• Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment

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Becton, Dickinson and Company is an EqualOpportunity/AffirmativeAction 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.

Primary Work LocationUSA CA - San Diego (BDB)

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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