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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Design Engineering Lab Specialist in Warwick, Rhode Island

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Job Description

The Design Engineering Lab Specialist is responsible for providing rapid concept prototyping and tooling design & build support to cross-functional product development teams during the pre-concept, development, and pre-production phases of new surgical implant and surgical device projects.

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Summary/Purpose of Position:

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The Design Engineering Lab Specialist is responsible for providing rapid concept prototyping and tooling design & build support to cross-functional product development teams during the pre-concept, development, and pre-production phases of new surgical implant and surgical device projects. Responsibilities may also include the support of existing production line equipment maintenance and modifications from various company production plants. The Design Engineering Lab Specialist may also help mentor and develop lower level DE lab specialists.

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Essential Duties and Position Responsibilities:

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Collaborate with R&D and Manufacturing Engineers on product design concept development, concept prototype creation, and manufacturing tooling/testing fixture development and builds

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Manage the planning, ordering, and maintaining of material stock inventory and procurement of required shop tooling/supplies on an ongoing basis

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Oversee shop equipment preventive maintenance requirements, including following manufacturer's instructions, troubleshooting malfunctions, and working with equipment vendors for repairs

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Maintain safe operations by adhering to company EHS and Quality Assurance procedures and regulations, including adhering to company safety requirements of peripheral guarding equipment for drilling, grinding, polishing, cutting, and turning machine operations

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Interpret incoming build requests through basic understanding of traditional 2D drawing methods, including blueprints, engineering plans, orthographic style drawings, and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T). Verify built components are within the requested specifications

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Receive and analyze 3D part and assembly files for build requests, determine optimal shop equipment to use for part builds, convert 3D part files to CNC machining programs using CAD CAM software

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Set up and operate CNC milling equipment, including 3-axis milling center and 5-axis high speed milling machines. May need to operate multiple machines simultaneously as needed to maximize shop productivity

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Program and operate in-house 3D printing machines in a high paced R&D environment, including performing 3D printing equipment maintenance as necessary

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Set up and operate manual mills, lathes, and other basic machine shop equipment

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Perform other miscellaneous R&D duties and projects as assigned

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Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills

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Required:

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High School Diploma or equivalent

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2 + years experience as a CNC Programmer & CNC Operator using CAM programming

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4 + years experience in a related industry

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Experience with 3D CAD/CAM products (SolidWorks and CAMWorks a plus)

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Proven track record of set up and operation of CNC milling, manual milling and turning machines

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Basic knowledge of materials and associated material machining guidelines

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Basic knowledge of common mechanical engineering principles and standards

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Knowledge of standard measuring tools (i.e. micrometers, calipers, gauges.)

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Strong planning, organizational and time management skills

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Able to work independently as well as part of a team

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Excellent verbal and written communication skills

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Preferred:

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Associates Degree or equivalent professional certifications in a related field

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Proficiency in 3D CAD design and CAD/CAM conversational programming using SolidWorks and CAMWorks respectively

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Broad overall knowledge of disposable or implantable medical device technologies

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Knowledge of rapid prototyping technologies and associated software applications, including familiarity with FDM and PolyJet 3D printing methods

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Key Relationships

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Internal Relationships:

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Design Engineering

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Product Development Engineering

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Advanced Manufacturing Engineering

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Advanced Quality Engineering

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Marketing

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External Relationships:

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Equipment and Tooling Suppliers

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OEM and Manufacturing Vendors

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External Machine Shops

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Material Suppliers

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Rapid Prototyping Vendors

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Training Required:

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See Divisional Training Matrix – training category program code #290037

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Scope and Impact of Position:

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The Design Engineering Lab Specialist supports both internal and external customers by providing project support to all phases of product design and manufacturing including the following:

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Concept design collaboration and design for manufacture support for components and assemblies used in products and packaging

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In-house rapid prototyping of design concepts

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Building and assembly of fixtures and jigs for R&D testing and Manufacturing development

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Building and assembly of inspection gauges and overlays

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Product production plant equipment support

Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status.

Primary Work LocationUSA RI - Warwick

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Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status.

Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status.

All applicants should complete the on-line application process. BD is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you require assistance or an accommodation because of a disability to participate in the application process, please call 855-BD-HELPS (855-234-3577) or email asc.americas@bd.com

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