Job ID R-408509 Date posted 11/01/2021

Be part of something bigger at BD. Here, you’ll join a driven, agile engineering team working in a startup-like environment that has the backing and resources of a Fortune 500 company. In engineering, you could be involved in everything from operations, production and construction to information technology and maintenance environments, all while analyzing and developing solutions to further our engineering capabilities. You’ll use your talent and track record of solving complex problems to achieve one singular goal: advancing the world of health™. At BD, you can make a true difference of one.

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Job Summary

Reliability Test Engineer needed for the design, build, execution and documentation of accelerated reliability life tests.

Job Description

Be part of something bigger!

BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. We have over 65,000 employees and a presence in virtually every country around the world to address some of the most sophisticated global health issues

Duties & Responsibilities

The reliability test engineer will be expected to work with other reliability and R&D engineers to define the scope and strategy of accelerated reliability tests. This position will prepare test protocols based on the mutually agreed-upon test strategy, and coordinate/execute the design and build activities needed to create the fixtures and software for test execution. This position will be responsible for the test execution and data collection, including following corporate GDP (Good Documentation Practices) in a meticulous manner. As issues are discovered through testing, this position will support associated root cause investigations. Finally, this position will generate test reports to capture test progress/results.

A successful candidate will be able to generate and interpret electrical schematic and mechanical assembly diagrams & drawings, and have the demonstrated capability of building electronic, electromechanical, and pneumatic fixtures that facilitate accelerated life testing of various instruments and subassemblies. The incumbent should have electronic and mechanical troubleshooting skills as well as basic shop skills. The incumbent will work under the direction of the reliability engineering manager and collaborate with fellow reliability & R&D engineers.

Minimum Qualifications


  • Demonstrated ability of generating and understanding electrical schematic and mechanical assembly diagrams and drawings.
  • Multiple examples of applying CAD / PCB design to build functional devices / fixtures in an expedited fashion.
  • Demonstrated ability of building electromechanical/pneumatic life test fixtures that may include wiring of multi-conductor cables, connectors, and soldering /building breadboards.
  • Basic shop skills and the ability to work with BD machine shop for fabrication of simple metal parts.
  • Experience sourcing designed components from prototype shops in a corporate setting.
  • Demonstrated electromechanical troubleshooting skills
  • Good documentation and writing skills to develop test protocols and test reports.
  • Good mechanical dexterity
  • Good organizational skills
  • Ability to monitor life tests for extended periods of time and collect test data on a routine basis.
  • Competent in general computer skills and understanding of LAN network architectures (IP based).
  • Basic software troubleshooting skills
  • Proficient with MS Office, e.g., Excel, MS Word, Outlook. Attention to details


Minimum Education requirements: Associate degree (electronics/mechatronics/Software)

Preferred Education: Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical/Electrical/Software engineering or equivalent technical degree


  • A minimum of 5 years proven experience demonstrating the use of the skills listed
  • Associate degree or Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical/Electrical/Software engineering with 0 to 1 year industry experience

Employment at BD is contingent upon the Company’s receipt of sufficient proof that you are or will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Consistent with BD’s Workplace Accommodations Policy, requests for accommodation will be considered pursuant to applicable law. 

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You will learn and work alongside inspirational leaders and colleagues who are equally passionate and committed to fostering an inclusive, growth-centered, and rewarding culture. Our Total Rewards program — which includes competitive pay, benefits, continuous learning, recognition, career growth, and life balance components — is designed to support the varying needs of our diverse and global associates.

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