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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Senior R&D Technician in Tempe, Arizona

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Job Description

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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.

Job Summary:

We are seeking a Senior R&D Technician for our Tempe, AZ facility. The primary focus of this position is to collaborate, assist and lead R&D engineering medical device process development and testing. This would include developing, optimizing, and validating processes for building a medical device, developing solutions to routine technical problems of specified scope and collecting and analyzing data. The contacts for this person are primarily with other technicians, immediate supervisor, project leaders, engineers and other professionals in the unit.

Essential / Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Communication: The ability to communicate ideas effectively in a cross functional group. Ability to present test results to peers, lead engineer and/or management. Notifies manager upon recognition of factors that may affect project.

  • Process Development: Assist in process development for new or existing medical devices and processes, supporting tooling and equipment development. Assists in conceptual input to the design of fixtures, tooling and equipment, as well as assists with recommendation, specification and procurement of capital equipment.

  • Documentation: Assist, prepare, develop, and implement documentation including work instructions, standard operating procedures, technical reports including data analysis, drawings (flow charts, block diagrams and schematics), change requests and formal test protocols and reports which comply with GMP and Quality requirements.

  • Test Method Development: Review test methods during test method development and assists with test method validations.

  • Testing: Ability to perform tests by following instructions from product engineers; collect data and record test results; analyzing test data, organizing, and presenting to peers and management when it is necessary in a reportable format. Assists in the execution of test protocols and procedures. Sets up test equipment for testing to protocols. Coordinates and manages testing of released protocols.

  • Training: Provides process/test method training to R&D, manufacturing and QA personnel.

  • Equipment: Perform and document equipment preventative maintenance and repairs on manufacturing equipment and systems per schedule. Ensure equipment is operating properly. Obtaining quotes for testing and calibration.

  • Materials/Inventory: generate purchase orders, coordinate orders and deliveries with vendors, R&D stock checking including monitoring material and test inventory, shipping materials/receiving materials including to/from sterilization, ship testing and conditioning for R&D products, preparing commercial invoices and liaising with internal Customs specialists.

  • Supervisory/mentoring/coaching: peer-peer coaching other technicians on R&D based tasks and responsibilities. Oversee activities of junior technicians in conjunction with their Engineering supervisor.

  • Fiscal: reviews inventory reports, the transfer of R&D items to financial logs and relays information to R&D engineers/Project Leaders/R&D Managers for discussion with Finance.

Other Responsibilities may include, however are not limited to:

  • Assist in the support of Manufacturing, Quality, Regulatory & R&D to ensure systems are compliant with all internal and external guidelines.

  • Assist in design and process root cause analysis and support non-conforming product and complaint investigations.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a High School Diploma/GED.

  • Experience: Minimum 4-8 years of industrial experience in R&D or process development, or Technical / Vocational Diploma or Certificate or higher with 3 years related experience preferably in regulated FDA/QSR and ISO environment. Ability to work without supervision.

  • Experience working in a laboratory with knowledge of GMP and GLP, and an ability to operate lab equipment with practical and technical knowledge of common lab instrumentation and equipment.

  • Experience in process validation (IQ, OQ and PQ); ability to assist in executing validation.

  • Proficiency in computer skills (MS Windows, MS Outlook, Word, Visio, Excel and PowerPoint) and ability to enter data in Microsoft Project and / or Minitab for data analysis.

  • Ability to analyze and evaluate data and recommend actions; has practical and technical knowledge of root cause and statistical methods and analysis. Exposure to statistical analysis and experimental design helpful.

  • Ability to design (fixture, equipment, and testing). Has general technical awareness of rapid prototyping techniques and an ability to read and understand CAD drawings (e.g. SolidWorks).

  • Interpret and understand geometric tolerances.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Technical/Vocational Diploma or Certificate or higher preferred.

  • Experience of electronic tools and equipment (soldering, multi-meter, oscilloscope and analyzer, etc.) is preferred.

  • Experience working in a controlled environment (cleanroom)

  • Develops solutions to problems of up to moderate scope and complexity, as assigned, through the exercise of judgment within defined practices and policies for determining appropriate actions

  • Ability to manufacture devices including small components

  • Application of technical principles and concepts.

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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Primary Work Location

USA AZ - Tempe Headquarters

Additional Locations

Work Shift

US BD 1st Shift 730am-4pm (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.

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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