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

Job Description SummaryThe Sustaining Engineering Senior Chemist / Engineer will serve as a technical leader and provide sustaining engineering support for the manufacturing department. They will be tasked with leading projects related to 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

  • Analyze existing manufacturing processes including in-process tests and carry out experimentation to define new (or improve existing) chemical and characterization methods.

  • Recommend and lead the implementation of equipment modifications, process modifications, or automation to improve product quality, production efficiencies, manufacturing techniques and production yields for existing products.

  • Lead or support CAPA investigations. 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, regulatory requirements and are compatible with manufacturing capabilities.

  • Lead or support the development of scale-up processes and equipment from prototype to pilot to full scale manufacturing.

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

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

  • Develops and 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.

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

  • Reviews and evaluates capacity models and anticipates when process scale-up, new equipment, or additional headcount will be required.

  • Generates and maintains project timelines and provides updates and feedback to supervisor.

  • 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 PhD Degree in Chemistry (preferred), Engineering, or Life Science, minimum of 5+ years of relevant industry experience or a combination of equivalent education and experience.

In depth experience in polymer science/material science/organic synthesis

• Experience with FPLC/HPLC/GPC

• Experience with UV/Vis and/or fluorescence spectroscopy is preferred

• Experience with Antibody Conjugation and Flow Cytometry is preferred

• Demonstrated 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 working in an environment with quality systems and guidelines such as GLP and GMP processes is essential

• Experience with Six Sigma, MiniTab, or statistical analysis

• Demonstrated leadership within a team

• Demonstrated (internal) customer service excellence

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

• Ability to influence others without direct reporting ties

• Multi-task to cover a variety of job functions

• Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment

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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