Job ID R-412199 Date posted 09/23/2021

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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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 challenging global health issues. 










With limited direction from the Associate Director of Product Engineering, the incumbent shall provide a leading molding role in planning and execution of medical device and pharmaceutical projects for the BD Surgery business.  He/ She must provide molded plastic part design expertise and be in the molding subject matter expert (SME) for cross functional teams. The person shall be the teams molding SME, which requires expertise in in molded plastic part design for mold-ability, tool design and robustness and process development starting from concept through commercial realization.  In this capacity, the incumbent must be capable of specifying mold equipment and its supporting equipment, maintain timelines and associated project budgets and actively de-risk all aspects for the molding development.  This role will require regular updates to the Associate Director of Product Engineering, cross-function teams(s) and BDI Operational leadership.  This position will require 25% travel that can be unevenly distributed throughout the year and can exceed 25% when business requirements are needed.

In addition to molding expertise, the incumbent shall have experience in design controls, process


  • Provide molding expertise in plastic components, design for manufacturability /mold-ability, design for improved / best in class tooling and scientific molding principles.

  • Communicates, strategizes, leads and executes all molding activities; this includes but is not limited to tool design reviews, factory acceptance, site acceptance, process develop and validation of designated tooling and molded components.

  • Actively participates on New Product Development (NPD) core teams as required

  • Works both independently and/or collectively to develop project plans and execution of prioritizing and scheduling assignments to meet business goals.

  • Able to train, mentor, counsel and at times manage assistants and team members in the area of proper manufacturability of low and high volume molded parts.

  • Creates, develops and maintains relationships with vendors to posture BD to save time, money and risk to the business.

  • Regularly interfaces with various R&D, Quality, Manufacturing, etc. functions to establish collaborative and reciprocal relationships to overcome molding improvement and new product opportunities.

  • Seeks, evaluates and proposes technology and new molding technology strategy to leverage for development

  • Ability to fully scope out, at all levels, the requirements of a given project and provide an implementation plan for execution

  • Plans, coordinates and manages all process development and manufacturing activities required to launch or maintain products

  • Participation in process reviews and risk assessments for changes in manufacturing

  • Assessing plant changes against best practices and BD Quality requirements to ensure reliable manufacturing of products

  • Designing, editing, and reviewing scientific protocols and other documentation to test new concepts, validate processes, qualify, or commercialize products

  • Provide support to production for business continuity activities

  • Provides evaluation and strategy for introductions of new materials

  • Other items as required by manager



  • B.S. in Plastics Engineering or equivalent

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in managing Injection molding related projects and programs. History of program / project management in molding field. Ability to make changes to part design for optimal moldability / manufacturing and tooling. Demonstrated leadership and considered a molding SME within functional groups with direct responsibility of driving successful molding project outcomes.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Plastics Engineering Technology or equivalent.

  • 8+ years of relevant injection molding and tooling experience.

  • Ability to interpret, edit and correct part drawings, solid models and molding simulations

  • Firm understanding of GD&T

  • Firm understanding of project management and budgeting

  • Six Sigma certification desirable

  • Ability to execute scientific molding principles with a full understanding of DOE processes leveraging statistical software, I.e. Minitab

  • Knowledge of design engineering, DFMA principles, design controls, component manufacturing processes, tooling methodologies, material properties


* Internal: Plant molding engineering personnel, Plant manufacturing teams, BDX molding engineering personnel, product design / R&D personnel, Quality personnel and metrology personnel, etc.

* External: Molding equipment (IMMs, molds, etc.) vendors, sales engineers, contract engineers, metrology vendors, and other project related vendor contacts


Breadth of Technical Knowledge

  • Demonstrates a strong understanding of the technical offerings within one's own function

  • Advises others on a variety of topics within own functional area; accesses appropriate resources/expertise to obtain technical information as needed

  • Leverages the appropriate resources to provide complex solutions for internal/external customers

Innovative Certainty

  • Tracks internal trends and suggests process improvements based on observations

  • Questions current methods while evaluating broad implications, to develop practical improvements; focuses on achieving goals rather than a fear of failure

  • Approaches issues from multiple perspectives and collaborates with internal/external customers in generating creative, effective and practical solutions

Leveraging Technical Expertise

  • Applies comprehensive understanding of concepts within own technical area to design relatively advanced solutions; demonstrates understanding of key business drivers

  • Serves as an expert within a technical area and educates others on technical issues

  • Collaborates with all relevant parties to deliver services

  • Collaborates with internal/external customers and all relevant parties to deliver services

Strategic Thinking

  • Interprets internal / external business issues / interdependencies and adapts work priorities in own area

  • Establishes short-term goals and assists in the definition strategic plans for own work area

Global Mindset

  • Considers cultural and geographic differences when planning and making decisions

  • Builds effective, diverse teams that are inclusive of cultural differences

Select and Develop Talent

  • Recognizes development needs and capability gaps in own area and arranges specific learning opportunities to address them

  • Constructively coaches and gives appreciative feedback to support others' development

  • Proactively identifies extraordinary talent internally and externally and communicates the value proposition to attract them to the organization

Inspirational Leadership

  • Cascades high performance goals through the function / work area to the individual level and ensures individuals understand how they can contribute

  • Clearly articulates expectations of how individual contributions support the

  • function's success Provides inspiration for the team by identifying innovative ways to recognize successes

Results Orientation

  • Drives team to achieve established goals in proactive and pragmatic manner; adjusts plan of action accordingly to maneuver obstacles and achieve success

  • Manages budget for own area, allocates resources and delegates accordingly, applying knowledge of profit drivers within own area / department

Personal Courage

  • Takes appropriate risks and makes decisions, which may be difficult and / or unpopular, and takes accountability for outcomes

  • Influences employees to support decisions by presenting the rationale / business case

PRIMARY LOCATION: North America- United States-Texas-El Paso

JOB FUNCTION: Product Engineering


A career at BD means being part of a team that values your opinions and contributions and that empowers you to bring your authentic self to work. Here our associates can fulfill their life’s purpose through the work that they do every day. 

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. 


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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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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