BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Product Engineer in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland

Job Description Summary

The Product Engineer’s primary role is to provide support on a global basis for Diabetes Care Product Engineering working closely with product development, operations, manufacturing plants, and quality. It is critical that this candidate must be able to collaborate with manufacturing plants on a frequent basis to support the design modifications and improvements to product and process changes as required. The major effort of the Product Engineer will be supporting the related activities for Medical Device Regulations in the EU

Job Description

Product Engineer

BD is a global medical technology company focused on improving drug therapies, enhancing the quality and speed of diagnosing infectious diseases, and advancing research and discovery of new drugs and vaccines. BD provides an environment which enables our highly talented workforce to be the best at their professions. We are always seeking people who have a passion and commitment to join our Company on its journey in ‘advancing the world of health’.

Our facility in Dun Laoghaire has recently completed a large expansion plan and now produces the majority of pen needles for the diabetes market globally. Part of the expansion plan was to house a dedicated R&D department on site – This department is now up and running and we are looking for a Product Engineer to work within the newly established R&D team supporting producing the Global Diabetes care business in remediation of product technical files for submission under the new Medical Device Regulations in the EU. You will be reporting into the R&D Manager and will be responsible for leading and supporting the $1 Billion existing product line in Diabetes Care.

The Product Engineer’s primary role is to provide support on a global basis for Diabetes Care Product Engineering working closely with product development, operations, manufacturing plants, and quality. It is critical that this candidate must be able to collaborate with manufacturing plants on a frequent basis to support the design modifications and improvements to product and process changes as required.

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead the design, development and verification of complex products and packaging throughout the development life cycle.

  • Execute product engineering R&D which impact form/fit/function, line extensions, cost savings and compliance.

  • Use predictive design and tolerance analysis techniques for calculation of design specifications.

  • Lead the evaluation of specifications for the current diabetes products and generate the necessary supporting data to support/enhance these specification.

  • Design test equipment and create validated test procedures for product testing to demonstrate compliance with internal and external requirements such as ISO standards.

  • Be responsible for supporting effective design and technology transfer from development to manufacturing by proactively working with stakeholders from manufacturing.

  • Provide critical support to the Quality function, and the worldwide Regulatory Affairs function to enable continued / new business opportunities, including new product registrations, in all parts of the world.

  • Collaborate with manufacturing plants to assist in nonconformance issues with the products and identify creative solutions to problems in a timely manner to process NCMR, ACR, and CAPA documents.

  • Augment and maintain robust design history files for the current diabetes products and line extensions.

  • Plan and conduct ongoing competitive product analysis and device compatibility testing to provide key insights into the competitive landscape.

The successful candidate will have 7+ years’ experience in medical device design or R&D with a successful track record of delivering products to market and successfully supporting products in the market after launch.You will have a Primary Degree in Mechanical, Biomedical or Chemical Engineering or equivalent with a Research post-graduate degree would be an advantage. You will be an excellent communicator who can interact with all levels of colleagues and bring cross team working to its fullest potential. You will have previous experience of leading device development teams throughout the product development lifecycle. The ideal candidate will have previous experience in Medical product design, research, and development and will have previously worked in a High volume manufacturing. You must have previously worked with Polymer material science and injection molding processes. You will have previous experience for sustaining engineering activities post launch. You will have full experience of Tolerance analysis, 2D drawing generation, GD&T and 3D CAD modeling. You will be familiar with the stage gate processes and design controls used in medical product development. You will have previously worked with fixture creation & development and test method development, implementation and validation (Gage R&R) for medical device/systems.

You will be familiar and will have worked with statistical concepts such as those used in measurement system analysis, the design of experiments, and validation.

You can look forward to a rewarding career, great benefits package, collaborative working and opportunities to expand your skills in this fast moving, dynamic and agile business.

If you’re a team player who is passionate about healthcare and we’ve just described your career aspirations, then please click on the APPLY button.

Primary Work Location

IRL Dun Laoghaire - Pottery Road

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BD is a leading global medical technology company that creates medical technology, devices and laboratory equipment for a variety of needs across the healthcare continuum. At BD, we are looking for candidates who possess passion, innovative solutions and a commitment to our one mission of improving access to groundbreaking medical and biotechnology services for people near and far, delivering state-of-the-art technology and cutting-edge research in the battle to fight and cure infectious diseases. With a global reach that extends across 50 countries worldwide, our network of professionals collaborates on effective measures to deliver enhanced patient quality such as lower health care delivery costs, improved health care and safety, and expanded health care for all. Join our company and see how you can become a part of one global mission to make a difference in human health.