BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Staff Mechanical Engineer in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey

Job Description SummaryThe Staff Mechanical Engineer position is a technical leadership position, responsible for leading the mechanical engineering activities to develop and commercialize complex electro-mechanical instrumentation in the medication safety space. The individual would have responsibility for working cross-functionally to understand end-user requirements and mapping them to design specifications and developing an efficient architecture, ensuring a detailed and well-tested design. This position's responsibilities includes defining, clarifying, and documenting requirements; performing (or ensuring the team performs) the necessary parametric analysis and tradeoffs; define form factor, design the architect layout and sub-assemblies, recognizing when interface impacts might occur and taking early action to avoid problems.

The responsibilities can include, but are not limited to: decomposing system level requirements to mechanical design definition, analysis and problem solving, architect layout and detailed sub-assemblies and components design, design qualification and test activities and collaboration/coordination with other R&D functional teams to integrate the full system and realize the functionality and performance.

The Staff Engineer will be expected to interpret requirements and rationalize the design choices with the multi-disciplinary team, leveraging quantitative approaches and knowledge of both mechanical design and manufacturing considerations, design, assemble and evaluate rapid prototype models in order to assess technical feasibility of various solutions. Ability to work in a “hands on” manner to develop engineering prototypes, work with external suppliers, qualify and select optimal parts is critical to success.

Job Description

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or similar

  • Minimum of 8 years of post-educational professional experience, with focus on mechanical design with at least 2 years of project leadership experience

  • Fluent in CAD modeling using Solidworks or ProE

Desired Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or similar

  • 10+ years of post-educational experience in Medical Device Design, preferably complex electro-mechanical devices

  • Experience as mechanical lead in the development of complex electro-mechanical devices

  • Experience in development of cross-functional systems, including integration with analog/digital signal processing, electrical/electronic systems, motion control systems, and optical systems.

  • Experience in the development of complex instrument systems involving hardware, electronics, and optics, ideally in a healthcare, medical technology or life sciences area.

  • Experience with design best practices, including advanced tolerance design, design for reliability, and design for reusability.

  • Design for Six Sigma, Design for Manufacturability training / experience

  • Experience with injection molded plastics and design of high-volume disposables

  • Proficiency with basic statistical techniques including familiarity with analysis of variance (ANOVA) and design of experiment (DOE) methodologies.

  • Expertise in common risk management techniques (FMEA, FTA, ETA).

  • Experience in modeling, simulations and sensitivity analyses.

  • Working knowledge of regulatory standards applicable to design of medical devices, including FDA QSR, ISO 13845, ISO 14971 and IEC 60601 and collateral standards


  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills

  • Self-directed with the ability to learn and adapt quickly to new technologies and trends

  • Strong organization and coordination skills

  • Demonstrated customer focus, track record of innovation and publication

  • Must be comfortable making practical assumptions with engineering justifications, where needed.

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Ability to work under pressure and time constraints.

  • Effective interpersonal and collaborative skills.


Primary Work LocationUSA NJ - Franklin Lakes

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