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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) R&D Engineer II in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey

Job Description SummaryThe R&D Engineer II will be a key contributor on a R&D team within BD-Life Sciences- PreAnalytical Systems. The individual in this position will have understanding and exposure to a wide application of technical principles, theories and concepts. He/She provides solutions that are imaginative, thorough and practical to a wide range of complex problems.

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  • Works under the supervision of manager/staff engineers and project leaders to provide solutions for technical problems of increasing scope and complexity.

  • Develop mechanical designs/solutions based on engineering analysis to meet performance requirements.

  • Analyze design variations, part assembly/disassembly, performance anomalies, etc.

  • Design and perform experimental tests within scope of project responsibilities and ensure conformance with scientific methods and procedures.

  • Contributes as an extended team member on a project of considerable significance or leads smaller scope projects.

  • Supports material/design/process changes to the product line through design control process, with well-documented research/analyses.

  • Demonstrates accountability for successful and timely completion of designated tasks.

  • Develops technical solutions to engineering problems using sound engineering principles, utilizing experimental, computational and analytical methods.

  • Designs and develops in vivo and in vitro models to evaluate product features & improvements.

  • Applies innovative & logical risk based approach to product development challenges with the capacity for original thinking.

  • Develops robust test methods, design test fixtures and execute measurement system analysis.

  • Ensures compliance with BD quality policies, procedures, and practices through appropriate communication, training and education of sound quality assurance principles.

  • Plans, executes and analyzes design of experiments (DOE).

  • Writes implements and leads bench studies, tolerance stack up analysis, design verification, validation, vendor interactions, materials specifications and component specifications.

  • Performs data analysis using statistical tools, regression analyses and develop transfer functions.

  • Collects, records, reports, interprets and analyzes data, presents results to peers and business leadership.

  • Provides advanced engineering skills and product evaluation support to the platform toward building business cases for new opportunities.

  • Develop and maintain knowledge of products and processes relating to specimen collection through formal and informal training, technical review, customer visits and general business exposure.

  • Author protocols and reports including engineering studies and design verification activities.


  • Sound knowledge of engineering fundamentals.

  • Familiarity with R&D functional planning, requirement generation and technical (DFSS/Design/Cross functional) reviews for all product development phases.

  • Familiarity with project management, prioritizing and multi-tasking skills to work within tight deadlines.

  • Proficient in solid modeling (Pro/E, SolidWorks or equivalent)

  • Ability to effectively and clearly communicate concepts, ideas and knowledge to other individuals and teams.

  • Familiarity with fixture design including basic machining considerations and developing test methods.

  • Exposure to Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA).

  • Familiarity with Six Sigma (DMAIC) practices, and Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) methodologies.

  • Strong creative, analytical and problem solving skills required.

  • Good written & verbal communication skills.


Primary Work LocationUSA NJ - Franklin Lakes

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