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R&D Senior Engineer - United States  

Becton Dickinson (company)


Posted on : 04 April 2017

Project Description

Job Description
  • BD - Medical Surgical Systems has an exciting opportunity to join the team to develop new products for our core product portfolio. 
  • Within BD Medication and Procedural Solutions (MPS) Research & Development, the associate in this position will have a unique opportunity to be part of the WW Injection Systems platform and will significantly contribute to BD's future growth. 
  • The team is seeking a highly talented and passionate individual to help the team identify and implement innovative solutions to address current and future health care needs in the drug administration market. 
  •  The associate will contribute to the design, development and commercialization of medical device products that address opportunities to improve drug delivery.  
  • The new hire will join a New Product Development team and will contribute to the design and development activities focused on identifying, articulating, and quantifying customer needs and requirements; translating these requirements to product requirements and specifications; assessing the suitability of current designs and technologies to meet these requirements; and, where necessary, developing and implementing technical solutions to address needs or gaps.

More specifically your responsibilities will be to:
  • Actively participate in and lead aspects of design and development activities for hypodermic products
  • Provide developing technical expertise and engineering excellence to medical device product development projects
  • Expand our technical capabilities by building a strong internal network
  • Demonstrate technical rigor and creativity, continuous learning and improvement, and alignment to customer needs and value creation
  • Aspire to and develop toward technical, project, or people leadership roles
  • Execute technical and/or cross-functional project work
  • Contribute to a culture of innovation by proactively generating novel concepts to improve product performance or enhance products' ability to address customer needs

This important position requires the following qualifications: 
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience as a product design / development engineer and/or project engineer in the medical device or pharmaceutical industries (experience with FDA class II or III medical devices preferred);
  • MS in Mechanical, Materials Science, or Biomedical Engineering or closely related disciplines (PhD preferred);
  • Experience with developing products or implementing product changes through a structured, phase-gated, product development process;
  • Experience identifying (through a variety of methods, including observation and solicitation), articulating, and prioritizing customer needs and requirements
  • Demonstrated experience with all phases of the Design Control process;
  • Demonstrated understanding of product development considerations for tightly controlled, high-volume manufacturing processes;
  • Clear understanding of manufacturing process validation including FAI/FAT, development and IQ/OQ/PQ;
  • Demonstrated understanding of the requirements management process, with demonstrated experience in design verification strategy and implementation;
  • Demonstrated experience in a technical role on a cross-functional team, leadership role preferred;
  • Excellent understanding of medical device product development risk management methodologies;
  • Proficiency with statistical techniques;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Project or equivalent project planning software is a plus;
  • Basic understanding of IP considerations;
  • Intellectual curiosity coupled with strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to clearly and effectively communicate (verbal & written) concepts; and
  • Demonstrated versatility and learning agility

Proficiency in one or more of the following areas
  • Proficiency in tolerance stack-up analysis involving multiple components;
  • Design and execution of user studies in support of product requirement specification development
  • Experience with designing for high-volume manufacturing methods such as molding and stamping, and automated assembly and packaging processes;
  • Experience with design optimization for multi-component mechanical assemblies or systems involving injection molded and compression molded components;
  • Clear understanding of fixture design including basic machining considerations and Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA),
  • Experience using advanced engineering tools such as Design for Six Sigma or Six Sigma methodologies, Black Belt is a plus.