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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Senior Engineer I – 3D Printing in Tempe, Arizona

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We are the makers of possible

BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world. Advancing the world of health™ is our Purpose, and it’s no small feat. It takes the imagination and passion of all of us—from design and engineering to the manufacturing and marketing of our billions of MedTech products per year—to look at the impossible and find transformative solutions that turn dreams into possibilities.

We believe that the human element, across our global teams, is what allows us to continually evolve. Join us and discover an environment in which you’ll be supported to learn, grow and become your best self. Become a maker of possible with us.

BD’s IDEA Tempe Campus, located in Tempe, Arizona helps bring high-impact, new-to-world innovations into development. The Senior Engineer I will be part of a multi-disciplinary Innovation team supporting a variety of medical technologies and solutions.

Working with the leadership of BD’s Digital Engineering, 3D Printing & Prototyping team, this is a technical position where the engineer will contribute significantly to exciting, high visibility projects and collaborations across the BD R&D portfolio. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading, planning and performing 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing solutions in support of complex technical problems. The skills for technological management, hands-on learning, and communication to both internal and external collaborators (e.g., partners) is required. A professional background in multiple 3D Printing and/or Additive Manufacturing systems and processes is required. The ideal candidate should have a hand on experience using modern CAD tools (e.g., SolidWorks or other equivalent 3D modeling) and related software packages (e.g., Magics, Netfabb). The candidate will understand and have hands on experience with 3D printing processes from the front end (e.g., print orientation, setup, printer operation), through the back-end (e.g., support removal, post processing, shipping), safe laboratory practices.

The Senior Engineer I must be able to effectively collaborate with team members, local and remote, from varying backgrounds and seniority levels. They should have strong oral and written communication skills. The successful candidate will have a passion for 3D Printing with a drive to learn and grow.

Job Responsibilities: (Primary Duties, Roles, and/or Authorities)

  • Provide leadership and technical support to local team members to advance 3D printing operations.

  • Collaborate with multi-functional team members (e.g., BD partners, 3DP&P team members) both local and remote to provide solutions and advance projects.

  • Apply in-depth knowledge of 3D printing technologies or systems to produce high quality, accurate 3D printed components. Be the expert onsite on the ins and outs of each system and the related software in the 3D printing lab space.

  • Operate a variety of 3D printers, i.e. – Stereolithography, Polyjet, extrusion, etc., and develop expertise in the use of the 3D printing technologies for medical product applications.

  • Coordinate 3D printing activities to ensure prompt turnaround of job requests.

  • Apply proven methods of post processing to maintain accuracy, aesthetics, biocompatibility, mechanical properties, etc. Actively research and enhance these techniques when possible.

  • Analyze system accuracy data, logs, etc. and develop measurement processes to continuously improve component accuracy.

Education and Experience:

  • Required BS in Engineering, mathematics, metrology or equivalent plus 6 years relevant industry experience. Engineering degree is preferred or;

  • MS/Ph.D plus 4 years relevant industry experience or Ph.D. plus 2 years relevant industry experience

  • Experience in 3D printing required: 5+years preferred

  • Experience with CAD software required: 5+ years preferred

  • Experience working in laboratory environment.

  • Medical industry experience is preferred.

Knowledge & Skills:

REQUIRED:

  • 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing (e.g., SLA, PolyJet, FDM)

  • Graphical design (e.g., SolidWorks or other equivalent 3D modeling)

  • MS Office (Teams, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook).

  • Ability to plan and operate to meet tight scheduling.

  • Experience with 3D printing post processing methods.

  • Experience collaborating and contributing to multidisciplinary teams, including the ability to influence without direct authority.

  • Experience with Digital Calipers or similar measuring devices.

  • Safety in a laboratory setting.

  • Ability to adapt quickly to change.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills and team collaboration skills

  • Ability to use personal computers for word processing and data manipulation.

  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

  • Thorough understanding of laboratory safety requirements and the SDS System.

PREFERRED:

  • Experience working under a quality system.

  • Knowledge of statistics and use of statistical packages for analyzing datasets.

  • Experience with optical or coordinate measuring systems.

  • Knowledge of materials science related to plastics.

  • Experience with effective packaging and shipping practices.

  • Thorough understanding of Design of Experiment principles and testing methodology as well as effective interpersonal and organizational skills is required.

  • Experience collaborating and contributing to multidisciplinary teams, including the ability to influence without direct authority.

  • Ability to adapt quickly to changes in program and project priorities.

  • Ability to manage diverse tasks and issues simultaneously, using a “hands-on” approach in a fast-paced environment.

Physical Demands:

  • Physically able to lift 40 lbs.

Work Environment:

  • Open Space Office Environment

  • Lab Environment that requires working with a variety of systems, chemicals, solvents, resins and plastic materials.

For certain roles at BD, employment is contingent upon the Company’s receipt of sufficient proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In some locations, testing for COVID-19 may be available and/or required. Consistent with BD’s Workplace Accommodations Policy, requests for accommodation will be considered pursuant to applicable law.

Why Join Us?

A career at BD means being part of a team that values your opinions and contributions and that encourages you to bring your authentic self to work. It’s also a place where we help each other be great, we do what’s right, we hold each other accountable, and learn and improve every day.

To find purpose in the possibilities, we need people who can see the bigger picture, who understand the human story that underpins everything we do. We welcome people with the imagination and drive to help us reinvent the future of health. At BD, you’ll discover a culture in which you can learn, grow, and thrive. And find satisfaction in doing your part to make the world a better place.

To learn more about BD visit  https://bd.com/careers

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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Primary Work Location

USA AZ - Tempe Headquarters

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Work Shift

US BD 1st Shift 8am-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, or any other protected status.

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