Job ID R-481389 Date posted February 15, 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

We are seeking an Electrical Engineer who will be responsible for various aspects of the design, development, test, and manufacturing of our pharmacy automation equipment. The focus of this role will be to support our Vision systems. This position may require the individual to participate in both new product development, as well as, sustaining activities with manufacturing teams, for our existing product fleet. Strong attention to detail, adaptability, communication, and a willingness to work in a collaborative team environment are skills that will support a high level of success in this position.

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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. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Design electrical systems that enable our pharmacy automation equipment. These systems could include: pcba's, cables, power supplies, motors, sensors and other electro-mechanical devices.

  • Support migrating the existing product designs into BD document and change control systems.

  • Work with procurement team to identify replacement components which have gone end of life or have drastically increased in part costing. Update and release design files to accommodate the new components.

  • Handle manufacturing issues, maintain and improve test setups, solve unit issues, analyze field issues, handle component issues, and provide general electrical product support.

  • Provide electrical solutions for changes to existing products in terms of: design test setups for manufacturing, write test applications, develop tools for system diagnostics and monitoring capabilities, and provide support for existing board designs.

  • Apply knowledge of electrical engineering to design and improve products including robotics, servo systems, power electronics, communications networks, and supervisory control systems.

  • Create, update, and release technical documentation to support the electrical aspects of the systems being developed.

Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering

  • Minimum of 5 years of applicable experience

  • Demonstrated knowledge with motion control, power electronics, servo systems, and embedded control systems

  • Familiarity with Altium PCB development environment or similar EE design package

  • Excellent communication skills: ability to work across a variety of departments

  • Organized and motivated team player

  • Problem solving skills

  • Creative and Innovative mindset

  • Effective time management skills

  • Proficiency with LabView software to develop and support test automation would be a plus.

Work environment and physical demands
The characteristics described below are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this position. When properly requested and when feasible (without undue hardship to the company), reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

  • Work will primarily be in an office setting with limited opportunities to be exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

  • Work will be primarily working with fingers by picking, pinching, typing, and grasping often with repetitive motion.

  • Must have visual acuity for viewing a computer screen, the ability to talk, hear and sit for extended periods of time.

  • Must be able to carry, lift and push/pull up to 5 pounds frequently and up to 30 pounds occasionally.

  • Additional physical duties may be required as necessary.

  • Ability to travel to Canada as needs require

Supervisory/Management position


Primary contacts in this position

  • Manager/Supervisor- daily, weekly, or as needed

  • BD Parata employees - daily

  • BD Parata Customers – as needed

  • BD Corporate HR staff – as needed

Advancement opportunities

  • Sr Electrical Engineer

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 NC - Durham - Roche Drive

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Advancing the world of health™

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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