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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Senior Mechanical Engineer in San Jose, California

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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.

As a Senior Mechanical Engineer in the R&D Engineering group, you will apply solid understanding of design and engineering principles to support multiple BD product lines of flow cytometry as well as automated sample preparation and reagent handling instruments. You will be a part of the creative team of optical, mechanical, fluidics and performance optimization engineers working on improvements and innovative solutions for flow cytometry technologies. You will work across the R&D division at different stages of the product development cycle, and closely engage with operations, manufacturing and marketing organizations. You will specialize in the motion control systems, specimen collection devices, as well as fluid handling and detailed liquid dispensing parts that will enable new design, obsolete components replacement and re-designing existing mechanical assemblies for improved performance and reliability.

Your flexibility, can-do attitude, organization, attention to detail, and dedication will accelerate our products to market with the highest quality. You will actively collaborate with other engineering departments as well as own and lead design of sub-systems within the instrument. Your effort will empower the fields of life sciences, in vitro blood diagnostics and immunology by providing enhanced instrumentation to advance the world of health.

Responsibilities include:

Design and document mechanical engineering solutions for highly accurate, multi-sensor, multi-actuator motion control systems

Perform analysis of integrated multicomponent fluid dispensing systems to ensure final product performance

Build alignment fixtures for manufacturing of designed specimen collection devices

Ensure that design solutions meet requirements of all stakeholders and the end customer

Perform detailed tolerance analysis

Strategically prioritize, plan and estimate projects

Highly skilled in CAD and PDM tools

Clearly communicate with R&D peers, leadership, service and manufacturing stakeholders

Work with and manage Contract Manufacturers

Ensure compliance to the company's Global Product Development System and design control requirements

Required Qualifications:

Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field.

Minimum of 10 years' experience in mechanical engineering and design.

Experience in motion control design and implementation.

System integration, integration protocol testing, debugging hardware and mechanical issues.

FMEA, design verification and documentation of hardware and mechanical design.

Broad experience in designing and drawing for different part fabrication techniques like machining, sheet metal, various plastic forming and molding technologies.

Strong aptitude regarding manufacturing, assembly, service and customer ergonomics.

Proficient application of SolidWorks for clean, efficient documentation including model based BOM’s, cabling, and assembly instructions

Ability to think critically, working independently, mentor junior engineers.

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Desired Qualifications:

Ph.D Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related engineering field is preferred.

Previous work with precise motion control systems for biomedical applications.

Previous work with opto-mechanical modules with nanometer precision.

Previous work with injection molding.

Heat transfer simulation and thermal analysis expertise is desired.

Designing of mechanical systems for fluid handling is preferred.

Previous experience with FDA regulated instrumentation development is preferred

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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USA CA - San Jose

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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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