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Associate Product Engineer (Climber) July 2020

Apply Now Job ID R-347649 Date posted 09/10/2019


Covington, Georgia

Job Description Summary

Job Description

BD's climber program is designed to develop the next level of technical leaders at BD Urology and Critical Care. This two and a half year program provides exposure to multiple functions and product lines in the business including Research and Development, Quality Assurance, Manufacturing, Marketing and Regulatory Affairs.  The Climber Engineer is expected to learn the business and be a contributing member on assigned projects.  The Climber Engineer learns and develops through on the job training, a formal mentoring program, customized training curriculum and group presentations.

This position performs various product development functions and associated support tasks in developing knowledge and experience in key areas of the medical devices industry. This includes working to support projects as well as other duties in support of the Quality System, Design Control System, Document Control, Manufacturing, and the R&D/Product Development departments.

•    Five 6 month rotations :
–    Rotation 1: Quality
–    Rotation 2: R&D 
–    Rotation 3: Manufacturing 
–    Rotation 4: Marketing 
–    Rotation 5: Regulatory

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES may include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

Quality Rotation

  • Creates and reviews Test Methods
  • Creates/reviews Protocols, Process and Product Validations, Stability Protocols
  • Creates and reviews documents required for Design History File.

    Research & Development Rotation

  • Perform, organize, plan and document research activities leading to new or improved products with urological and surgical applications.
  • Performs tests and experiments in accordance with the requirements of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Good Laboratory Practices (GLP).


  • Develops, updates, and implements plant PSM procedures. Maintains and coordinates all process safety related information for the plant.   
  • Identifies, determines, and implements engineering technical practices, standards, and process industry practices for all plant processes. 


  • Analyze sales results and perform appropriate research to understand product segment potential – understand market segment potential, trends, and needs
  • Monitor competitive activity and develop competitive rebuttals
  • Perform VOC of lines extensions and new products

    Regulatory Affairs

  • Provide regulatory support of product project teams (e.g., developing regulatory strategies, timeline development, and reviewing submission related documents)
  • Prepare worldwide submissions, as required.
  • Provide review of product labeling for worldwide regulatory compliance.


  • Provides support for Project Teams or Franchise Teams as required.
  • Ensures compliance to Department and Division procedures.
  • Represents the Corporation, Division and Department in a professional manner.
  • Travels as required by the above duties and responsibilities.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed in this section and below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Experience working in a team environment
  • Enthusiasm and eagerness to learn
  • Geographic flexibility
  • Understands basic applied statistics
  • Understands Basic Fundamentals of Engineering Principles
  • Ability to effectively manage time
  • Strong communication skills (verbal, written, and presentation)
  • Ability to handle multiple task assignments.


  • BS/ MS in Engineering from a 4 year college: preferably Biomedical, Mechanical, Chemical or Industrial Engineering
  • Minimum 3.2/4.0 overall GPA
  • Prior Co-Op experience


Ability to read and comprehend verbal and written instructions.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and group situations to supervisor, management and other employees of the organization.


  • College level mathematical skills.
  • Basic applied statistics.


    As a Climber Engineer, the tasks start out at an average difficulty.  Problems will be approached logically and methodically and be able to develop solutions and/or options.  Judgment must be made by considering a few important facts. Written rules, precedents, and policies are available for guiding decisions, but are not always easily obtained. 


Employee may be required to sit, bend, stoop, use keyboard, see, talk and hear.  May occasionally lift objects of 10 to 25 lbs.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Office and manufacturing environments
  • May include visits to clinical sites or hospitals.

Primary Work Location

USA GA - Covington BMD

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