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

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Job Description

As a member of the BD Pharmaceutical Systems Self-Administered Injectable Systems (SAIS) business, you will have the unique opportunity to play a vital role in the rapid scale-up of an exciting new business platform that will be a key contributor to BD’s future growth. Our mission is to become a world-class, customer focused organization that will have a significant impact in improving how patients receive drugs for their chronic conditions. You will have the advantage of combining the best of both worlds: the agility and creativity of a high-growth, start-up environment, and the backing and resources of a Fortune 500 company.

This team member should share our passion for excellence and innovation while actively building on their motivation to design and build this family of self-administered injection products from the ground up.

The new hire will join a New Product Development team and will be responsible for leading and/or participating in the design and development activities from concept all the way through launch of the product. Activities will focus 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 innovative design 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 a variety of drug delivery products in a design control environment

  • Provide technical expertise and engineering excellence to medical device product development projects

  • Generate imaginative yet practical technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems.

  • Exhibit an understanding of customer needs and processes to ensure relevant and innovative product development solutions.

  • 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

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 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 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 the requirements management process, with demonstrated experience in design verification strategy and implementation;

  • Demonstrated understanding of product development considerations for tightly controlled, high-volume manufacturing processes;

  • 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;

Preferred Experience:

  • Clear understanding of manufacturing process validation including FAI/FAT, development and IQ/OQ/PQ;

  • 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 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 plastic injection molding and automated assembly/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.


Primary Work LocationUSA NJ - Franklin Lakes

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