Job ID R-494114 Date posted June 19, 2024

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

Research and Development Engineering is responsible for developing and implementing new products through adherence to established design control processes and good engineering and documentation practices. Demonstrates working knowledge of Engineering principles and its application in solving standard technical problems. Demonstrates working knowledge of product design and development. Demonstrates working knowledge of design control process. Tests, analyzes and solves technical problems with moderate guidance. Applies basic statistical techniques and utilizes design of experiments with moderate guidance. Translates customer needs into design inputs; verifies design output meets design input. Works with moderate guidance. Translates requirements into basic designs under the guidance of others. Creates and tests prototypes. Maps the intellectual property landscape. Has developed knowledge and skills in own job family; still acquiring / expanding fundamental knowledge and higher-level skills. Applies knowledge and skills to a variety of standard activities. Works with moderate guidance in own area of knowledge.

Job Description

We are the makers of possible 

BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world. Advancing the world of health™ is our Purpose, and it’s no small feat. It takes the imagination and passion of all of us—from design and engineering to the manufacturing and marketing of our billions of MedTech products per year—to look at the impossible and find transformative solutions that turn dreams into possibilities. 

We believe that the human element, across our global teams, is what allows us to continually evolve. Join us and discover an environment in which you’ll be supported to learn, grow and become your best self. Become a maker of possible with us. 

Project Responsibilities
While maintaining a Customer Focus, responsibilities include (but are not limited to): Strategy development and Execution for Qualification of Medical Devices inclusive of Design Verification, Design Validation and Design Transfer activities.

  • The R&D Senior Engineer will impact healthcare business groups by driving commercialization of new products and design changes for current products through development, qualification and launch phases.

  • The R&D Senior Engineer contributes to building organizational effectiveness through creating, leveraging and sharing best practices; seeking and providing training; driving technical and workflow innovation.

This requires:

  • Creating, editing, and interpreting technical drawings

  • Design Verification Strategy Development

  • Functional Device Testing

  • Testing by Analysis

  • Design Validation Strategy Development

  • End User Validation Testing

  • Technical writing (protocols, reports, work instructions, presentations, etc.) and effective verbal communication

  • Expert application of engineering principles for design / analysis

  • Statistical analysis and sample plan development


  • Identifies external technologies

  • Identifies critical strengths and weaknesses

  • Nurtures IDR's (Invention Disclosure Records) from infancy

  • Continuous Learning

  • Participates in external activities to enhance the brand recognition of BD by writing papers and generating IP (Intellectual Property)

The R&D Senior Engineer will demonstrate and cultivate:

  • Accountability: strong and clear accountability for the successful and timely achievement of goals.

  • Ability to assess project / program needs, engage and mentor team members, formulate strategy, build support, and execute; proactively identify and mitigate risks.

  • Proposes strategies to build functional capability

Effective Communication:

  • Hold and encourage frequent formal and informal communication within the team and the rest of the organization to ensure dissemination of important information.

  • Final recommendations to decision making committees

  • Resolves conflicts within team by facilitating communication

Organizational Influence:

  • Strong interpersonal influence and persuasion skills; situational awareness; ability to persuade or be persuaded based on evidence with or without authority.

  • Inclusive work environment.

  • Promote and leverage diversity to achieve best outcomes.

Decisiveness Despite Ambiguity:

  • Developing agility and action orientated when facing change and uncertainty.

  • Autonomously drives projects/deliverables.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering with a min.of 6+ years of experience in medical device or other regulated industry OR Advanced Degree in Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering.

  • Track record of technical problem solving and effective product development.

  • Design controls expertise for Medical or regulated industry experience.

  • Design Verification experience, (Protocol Generation, Report Writing, Testing Strategies)

  • Proficient in statistical methods / tools

  • Proficient in solid mechanics / mechanics of materials

  • Familiarity with traditional and modern fabrication techniques

  • Knowledge of regulatory standards applicable to design of medical devices, including FDA QSR 21 CFR 820, ISO 13845, ISO14971 and ISO 80369 and collateral standards.

Preferred Qualifications and Knowledge:

  • Graduate degree (MS or Phd) in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or similar

  • 8+ years of post-educational experience in Medical Device

  • Sought as an SME (Subject Matter Expert) in one or more areas expertise

Primary Work Location and Additional Considerations:

  • USA CA - Brea
  • We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor Visas' at this time.
  • We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to provide Relocation assistance at this time.
  • We encourage Candidates near our BD Location of: Brea, CA to apply for this Hybrid role.
  • This is a Hybrid role that requires you to be at your assigned worksite 3 days out of the week and up to 2 days from home. Local policies may apply. BD may change your work arrangement based on business needs.

For certain roles at BD, employment is contingent upon the Company’s receipt of sufficient proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In some locations, testing for COVID-19 may be available and/or required. Consistent with BD’s Workplace Accommodations Policy, requests for accommodation will be considered pursuant to applicable law.

Why Join Us?

A career at BD means being part of a team that values your opinions and contributions and that encourages you to bring your authentic self to work. It’s also a place where we help each other be great, we do what’s right, we hold each other accountable, and learn and improve every day.  

To find purpose in the possibilities, we need people who can see the bigger picture, who understand the human story that underpins everything we do. We welcome people with the imagination and drive to help us reinvent the future of health. At BD, you’ll discover a culture in which you can learn, grow, and thrive. And find satisfaction in doing your part to make the world a better place.  

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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. 


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USA CA – Brea

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Salary ranges have been implemented to reward associates fairly and competitively, as well as to support recognition of associates’ progress, ranging from entry level to experts in their field, and talent mobility. There are many factors, such as location, that contribute to the range displayed. The salary offered to a successful candidate is based on experience, education, skills, and actual work location. Salary ranges may vary for Field-based and Remote roles.

Salary Range Information

$99,000.00 - $163,300.00 USD Annual

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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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