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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Staff Engineer II, Mechanical Engineering in San Jose, California

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As a Staff Mechanical Engineer in the R&D Engineering group, you will apply working knowledge 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 enhancements 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 and manufacturing organizations. You will specialize in the motion control systems, specimen collection devices, as well as fluid handling and precise 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 commitment will accelerate our products to market and robust quality. You will actively collaborate with other mechanical engineers 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, advancing the world of health

Responsibilities include:

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

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

  • Create alignment fixtures for manufacturing of designed specimen collection devices

  • Understand trade-offs and design to the critical system components and performance

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

  • Apply and teach best practices in design, drawings, assembly documentation, and tolerance analysis

  • Strategically prioritize, plan and estimate work

  • Be a subject matter expert in CAD and PDM tools

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

  • Design testing and manufacturing fixtures for the sub-systems

  • Managing the suppliers for timely and quality service

  • 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 discipline.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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.

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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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