Job ID R-387912 Date posted 02/04/2021

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 Description Summary

As directed by the Quality Manager, the Senior Quality Engineer is accountable for supporting new product development and product maintenance through the application of Quality engineering skills for medical devices. This person will handle projects and tasks, from product inception through product launch and maintenance, and play an active role in the processes to ensure products meet quality standards consistent with both Corporate and Business Unit policies while meeting all design control and other regulatory requirements.

Job Description


  • Provides support/mentoring/coaching for application of technical principles, theories, concepts and quality, tools and systems.
  • Develops technical solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of technical knowledge, experience, ingenuity, and creativity.
  • Is a core team member for complex design control / process control projects.
  • Can serve as a CAPA expert.
  • Modifies methodologies and procedures, ensuring continuous improvement of desired outcomes.
  • Supports quality system audits.
  • Provides input to the management review process
  • May perform other duties as required

Scope of Responsibilities

  • Develops advanced technological ideas and guides their development into a final product, process or business opportunity.
  • Ensures the accurate and actionable recording of data for the making of decisions as well as to document development work
  • Contributes to long-range business strategies, choosing disciplines and methods appropriate to the work content and context
  • Outputs contribute to reduced cycle times, improved effectiveness and furthering the achievement of goals critical to company objectives

Position-Specific Overview: 

Position specific responsibilities include support of the following, however, are not limited to:   

  • Design Control    
  • Change control
  • Risk Management
  • Process Validation
  • Identification of CTQ's
  • Handling of deviations and non-conformances
  • Test method validations
  • Supplier qualification
  • Post Market Surveillance
  • CAPA – Root cause investigation and implementation of corrective / preventive actions
  • Proper Use of Statistics (Sampling Plans)
  • Advise on Regulations and standards
  • Liaise with Manufacturing Plants
  • Provide functional support to cross-functional teams
  • Support Internal and external audits

Sphere of Influence

  • Work is performed without appreciable direction.
  • Assignments are often self-initiated.  Determine and pursue courses of action necessary to obtain desired results.
  • Plans and participates in disciplines strategically relevant to the business and/or functions
  • Provides advice and mentors junior Associates
  • Participates in, and may provide  leadership for, multi-disciplinary projects
  • Considered Site / functional level Subject Matter Expert.
  • May be assigned as site / functional extended team member


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • A minimum of 9 years of relevant experience or a combination of equivalent education and relevant experience
  • Minimum 5 years of experience supporting design assurance for medical devices
  • Extensive knowledge of applicable regulatory, Corporate and/or Unit requirements. Applicable Regulatory and Industry standards (21-CFR-820, ISO 13485, MDD, MDR, ISO 14971, ISO 10993, etc.)
  • Quality Engineering tools, Statistics, Problem Solving, strong Interpersonal Skills, Leadership, all forms of Communication
  • ASQ Certificate(s) desirable (but not required)
  • Design for Six Sigma preferred

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 Location

USA CA - San Diego TC Bldg C&D

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USA CA – Brea

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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. BD helps customers enhance outcomes, lower costs, increase efficiencies, improve safety and expand access to health care.

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Senior Program Manager

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Justyna Zielinska
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