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Hazardous Drug Safety R&D Staff Engineer - United States  

Becton Dickinson (company)

Posted on : 26 September 2017

Project Description

Job Description

BD - Medication & Procedural Solutions has an exciting new opportunity; please read on for more information about this opportunity and how to join the Team.

Within BD Medication & Procedural Solutions (MPS) Research & Development, the successful candidate will have a unique opportunity to be part of a dynamic product platform team.  The R&D team supporting the business’s Hazardous Drug Safety platform is seeking a highly talented and passionate individual to help the team identify innovative solutions to address current and future health care needs and to better address our current customer segments.  The associate will contribute to the product design, development and commercialization of medical device products that improve drug delivery.  

The candidate will join the Hazardous Drug Safety R&D team and contribute to design and development activities focused on identifying, developing and implementing solutions to support the current and future product portfolio.  More specifically your responsibilities will be to:

  • Technology Development
    • Lead design and development activities for products within Hazardous Drug Safety platform
    • Applies mechanical design and analysis principles in the development of product concepts and detailed designs
    • Responsible for solving advanced technical problems
    • Plan, implement, monitor and delivery designated products
    • Manage project resources and forecast adjustments as necessary
  • Technology Transfer
    • Implement efficient and effective communication between research to development to manufacturing
  • Process Effectiveness
    • Ensure appropriate processes are followed for effective and timely engagement of other parts of the company in product development activities
  • Accountability
    • Demonstrate strong and clear accountability for the successful and timely completion of projects
  • Innovation
    • Contribute to a culture of innovation by proactively generating novel concepts to improve current product performance or enhance current products' ability to address customer needs
    • Stay connected with the external technical and clinical community to maintain and share working knowledge of new and related technologies and actively contributes toward strengthening BD's IP portfolio
  • Customer Focus
    • Develop and promote advanced understanding of customer needs and processes to ensure relevant and innovative product development.
    • Directly interface with customers representing R&D to resolve issues and identify product improvement opportunities
  • Continuous Learning
    • Actively seek training to improve skills
    • Ensure technical lessons are reviewed, learned and disseminated
    • Actively teach and promote and reward learning
  • R&D Communication
    • Hold and encourage frequent formal and informal communication within the team and the rest of the organization to ensure dissemination of important information
    • Represent the R&D function on cross-functional project teams
  • Influence Others
    • Intuitively and quickly assess people and situations and act accordingly
    • Demonstrate strong persuasion and timing skills
    • Remain open to be persuaded when appropriate
  • Inclusive Work Environment
    • Promote and leverage diversity to achieve best outcomes
    • Ensure all interested parties have opportunities to influence and contribute to decisions and outcomes
  • Leadership Courage
    • Demonstrate and promote leadership courage by doing what is right.
    • Engage those who disagree to persuade or be persuaded
    • Instill confidence in associates and customers
  • Dealing with Ambiguity
    • Demonstrate agility and action orientation when facing change and uncertainty
    • Effectively manage change and instill confidence 


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or related field. Master’s Degree or PhD preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience as a product design / development engineer. Experience in the medical device, pharmaceutical or other regulated industries is preferred.

Additional and Preferred Qualifications:

  • Successful track record of delivering products to market or developing commercially viable technology through a structured, phase-gated, product development process
  • Proficiency in SolidWorks or other equivalent 3-D CAD modeling software and familiarity with drawing standards and dimensioning techniques (GD&T)
  • Demonstrated experience driving product development through cross functional teams
  • Applies mechanical design and analysis principles in the development of product concepts, detailed designs & design changes and failure analyses
  • Can develop product specifications, project schedules/timelines and work package estimates
  • Test existing and developing products to be able to identify key factors in complex tradeoffs; ass them effectively to identify and communicate optimum solutions relative to the next best alternative
  • Works with self-direction, takes initiative, exercises sound judgment, discretion, and capable of complex decision making in a dynamic work environment
  • Ability to perform axial and radial tolerance stack-up analysis on complex parts and assemblies
  • Experience with design optimization for high-volume manufacturing methods such as injection molding, ultrasonic welding and automated assembly and packaging processes
  • Experience choosing and designing with various thermoplastics and synthetic rubbers
  • Demonstrated experience with all phases of the Design Control process
  • Strong decision-making capability, even with limited or ambiguous information with the ability to absorb information and solve complex problems quickly
  • Experience with Design for Six Sigma mythologies including use of use of 1st principles, design of experiments, and transfer functions to assess technical performance and impact of variation especially as it relates to tightly controlled, high-volume manufacturing processes
  • Clear understanding of manufacturing process validation including FAI/FAT, development and IQ/OQ/PQ
  • Experience translating customer needs into technically and commercially vetted concepts to be rolled into development, preferably in clinical setting
  • Demonstrated understanding of the requirements management process, with demonstrated experience in design verification strategy and implementation
  • Good understanding of medical device product development risk management methodologies
  • Proficiency with statistical techniques including Minitab
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Project or equivalent project planning software
  • Basic understanding of intellectual property (IP) considerations
  • Demonstrated ability to clearly and effectively communicate (verbal & written) concepts
  • Basic understanding of business / finance concepts (e.g., payback, rate of return, cashflow, income statement)

Primary Work Location

USA NJ - Franklin Lakes

Additional Locations

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