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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) R&D Engineer, Sustaining in Salt Lake City, Utah

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Job Description

We at BD Becton Dickinson & Co. are a purpose driven company committed to advancing the world of health. As a member of our team, you will be provided with the opportunity and support to attain the type of project success that will improve the lives of patients all over the world. Our combined success can be attributed to our unique business environment which combines the agility and creativity of a high-growth, start-up environment, and the backing and resources of a Fortune 500 company. As you progress with us, your impact will multiply.

Within BD Medication Delivery Solutions (MDS) Research & Development, the associate in this position will be part of the Sustaining Engineering Team. The team is seeking a highly talented and passionate individual to help us identify and implement innovative solutions to address current and future health care needs in the Vascular Access markets. The associate will contribute to the continued ability to manufacture our product after commercialization. Other duties include but not limited to the following:

Product Design:

  • Lead or support change management activities for new and existing products.

  • Support current products in terms of quality, manufacturing, supply continuity and cost improvement.

  • Lead and/or Participate in executing technical and/or cross-functional project work.

  • Contribute to a culture of innovation by proactively generating novel concepts for new products and enhancements to current product performance.

  • Understand customer needs through literature review, customer interviews, direct observation, competitive analysis, prototype evaluation, and clinical/simulated use studies.

  • Translate customer needs into engineering requirements into specific product, packaging and process specifications

  • Engineer robust and manufacturable products through strong understanding and application of engineering fundamentals

  • Analyze design solutions using engineering first principles and advanced engineering methods such as FEA

  • Develop and execute test methods which specify measurement equipment, test set-up, measurement systems analysis, and data analysis

  • Develop design verification traceability matrices and associated requirements analysis

  • Develop realistic and actionable design plans

  • Develop project schedules and drive projects to completion on time

  • Write detailed technical reports based on design verification analysis/testing for design changes and product design activities

  • Ensure compliance with BD quality policies, procedures and practices as well as with all local, state, federal and BD safety regulations, policies and procedures

Leadership and Project Management:

  • Demonstrate strong accountability for successful completion of designated tasks

  • Provide strong, disciplined project leadership to cross-functional teams comprising QA, Medical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Marketing, and Manufacturing team members

  • Proactively develop, maintain & share technical knowledge in specialized area(s), remaining up-to-date on current trends and best practices.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Biomedical or closely related engineering discipline) is required. A Master’s degree in engineering is preferred.

  • Minimum of 5 years of engineering experience is required. Medical device design and development experience related to high-volume manufacturing is strongly preferred.

Experience to include:

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver robust products by following a disciplined design process such as Design for Six Sigma

  • Demonstrated ability to utilize statistical tools, computer analysis and engineering fundamentals to support sound engineering judgment. Solidworks, Minitab, and FEA (Abaqus / Fluent) experience is preferred.

  • Project leadership and project management experience

  • Experience in developing business cases and project plans

  • Strong design control experience

  • Experience writing invention disclosures, patent applications, patents, and publications

  • Strong understanding of DOE and statistical methods.

  • Strong understanding of failure theory and modes for plastics, elastomers, and metals due to static and time-variable loading conditions

  • Knowledge of high-volume manufacturing and assembly processes, particularly those of plastic injection molding, metal stamping and automated assembly techniques, including solvent bonding, adhesive bonding, ultrasonic welding, and interference-fitting.

  • Experience with manufacturing process validation including strategy development, First Article Inspection, and IQ/OQ/PQ’s.

  • Knowledge of disciplined product development processes, regulatory and quality requirements such as 21CFR820.30


Primary Work LocationUSA UT - Salt Lake City BAS

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