BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Senior Mechanical Engineer in Sparks, Maryland

Job Description SummaryThe Senior Mechanical Engineer provides mechanical/electro-mechanical engineering support for manufacturing operations, specifically, Microbiology diagnostic products. This position supports capacity expansion and sustaining projects for the reagent product plants, projects to improve product and process robustness, and new product introduction at BD Diagnostic Systems facilities world-wide.

Job Description


  • Responsible for the development, improvement, and maintenance of mechanical and electro-mechanical sub-systems for process automation within BDDS’ Microbiology diagnostics manufacturing plants. Duties include:

  • Definition of requirements for manufacturing processes and process automation as part of new product development and/or plant continuous improvement activities.

  • Based on requirements, development of specifications for automation hardware, development of operating procedures, acceptance and validation test plans and protocols.

  • Design, develop, upgrade and debug automated processes, process hardware, mechanical and electro-mechanical components andsub-systems.

  • Hands-on troubleshooting of mechanical and electro-mechanical hardware components and sub-systems associated with factory process automation, leading to repair and/or re-design of the same.

  • Hands-on application of Six Sigma (DMAIC and DFSS) and LEAN methodologies in assigned projects and activities.

  • Promotes a safe work environment through participation in environmental, health and safety programs and the application of engineering skills to safety issues in equipment design and operation.

  • Availability to travel locally or overnight up to one week duration required.


  • Experience in the specification and design of automated manufacturing equipment for use within a regulated industry.

  • Developing factory automation process requirements, writing equipment specifications, operating procedures, and managing design efforts of equipment vendors;

  • Developing and executing acceptance test and validation protocols required;

  • In an FDA GMP/QSR environment preferred;

  • Fluidic systems design and development experience preferred’

  • Development and troubleshooting of machine and process operations for conveying materials and containers at rates up to 400 parts/minute, powder filling, resin and silicone dispensing, 1µl to 50 ml volume dispensing of liquids, drying and curing equipment and processes, plastic parts surface modification, assembly of plastic parts, capping and torquing of container closures, terminal sterilization and secondary packaging equipment required;

  • In design and manufacturing processes for plastic (molded) parts is a plus.

  • In design, development, integration and debug of PLC controlled equipment preferred.

  • Excellent communication skills, ability to work within a team environment, ability to lead a project team, and ability to prioritize multiple responsibilitiesrequired. Computer skills including word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, statistical software and CAD/solid modeling usage (SolidWorks and/or AutoCAD) required. LEAN and Six Sigma (DMAIC and/or DFSS) training and certification preferred.


  • BS in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering required. MSME preferred.

  • 10+ years of relevant Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineering experience required.#LI-OPS

Primary Work LocationUSA MD - Baltimore

Additional Locations

Work Shift1st Shift 830am-5pm (United States of America)

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