Job ID R-416000 Date posted 11/02/2021

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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Be part of something bigger!

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.

As a member of the BD Pharmaceutical Systems Self-Administered Injectable Systems (SAIS) business, you will have the unique opportunity to play a vital role in the rapid scale-up of an exciting new business platform that will be a key contributor to BD’s future growth. Our mission is to become a world-class, customer focused organization that will have a significant impact in improving how patients receive drugs for their chronic conditions. You'll have the advantage of combining the best of both worlds: the agility and creativity of a high-growth, start-up environment, and the backing and resources of a Fortune 500 company.

This team member should share our passion for excellence and innovation while actively building on their motivation to design and build this family of self-administered injection products from the ground up.

The new hire will join a New Product Development team and will be responsible for leading and/or participating in the design and development activities from concept all the way through launch of the product.  Activities will focus on identifying, articulating, and quantifying customer needs and requirements; translating these requirements to product requirements and specifications; assessing the suitability of current designs and technologies to meet these requirements; and, where vital, developing and implementing innovative design solutions to address needs or gaps.

More specifically your responsibilities will be to:

  • Actively participate in and lead aspects of design and development activities for a variety of drug delivery products in a design control environment

  • Provide technical expertise and engineering excellence to medical device product development projects

  • Generate imaginative yet practical technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems. 

  • Exhibit an understanding of customer needs and processes to ensure relevant and innovative product development solutions.

  • Expand our technical capabilities by building a strong internal network

  • Demonstrate technical rigor and creativity, continuous learning and improvement, and alignment to customer needs and value creation

  • Aspire to and develop toward technical, project, or people leadership roles

  • Implement technical and/or multi-functional project work

  • Contribute to a culture of innovation by proactively generating novel concepts to improve product performance or enhance products' ability to address customer needs

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a product design / development engineer and/or project engineer.

  • BS in Mechanical, Materials Science, or Biomedical Engineering or closely related subject areas.

  • Experience with developing products or implementing product changes through a structured, phase-gated, product development process.

  • Experience identifying (through a variety of methods, including observation and solicitation), articulating, and prioritizing customer needs and requirements.

  • Demonstrated experience with all phases of the Design Control process.

  • Demonstrated understanding of the requirements management process, with demonstrated experience in design verification strategy and implementation.

  • Demonstrated understanding of product development considerations for tightly controlled, high-volume manufacturing processes;

  • Demonstrated experience in a technical role on a multi-functional team, leadership role preferred.

  • Excellent understanding of medical device product development risk management methodologies.

  • Proficiency with statistical techniques.

Preferred Experience:

  • 5+ years’ experience as a product design / development engineer and/or project engineer in the medical device or pharmaceutical industries (experience with FDA class II or III medical devices preferred);

  • MS in Mechanical, Materials Science, or Biomedical Engineering or closely related subject areas preferred;

  • Clear understanding of manufacturing process validation including FAI/FAT, development and IQ/OQ/PQ;

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Project or equivalent project planning software is a plus;

  • Basic understanding of IP considerations;

  • Intellectual curiosity coupled with strong analytical and problem-solving skills;

  • Proven track record to clearly and optimally communicate (verbal & written) concepts; and

  • Proven versatility and learning agility

  • Proficiency in tolerance stack-up analysis involving multiple components;

  • Design and execution of user studies in support of product requirement specification development

  • Experience with designing for high-volume manufacturing methods such as plastic injection molding and automated assembly/packaging processes;

  • Experience with design optimization for multi-component mechanical assemblies or systems involving injection molded and compression molded components;

  • Clear understanding of fixture design including basic machining considerations and Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA),

  • Experience using sophisticated engineering tools such as Design for Six Sigma or Six Sigma methodologies, Black Belt is a plus.

Employment at BD is contingent upon the Company’s receipt of sufficient proof that you are or will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  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 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.

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