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R&D Senior Engineer

Apply Now Job ID R-342341 Date posted 07/31/2019

Job Description Summary

Reporting to the Associate Director of R&D, the new hire will join the Innovation and New Product Development team within the Injection Platform in BD Diabetes Care. The new hire will contribute to the design and development activities focused 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 necessary, developing and implementing technical solutions to address needs or gaps.

Job Description

More specifically your responsibilities will be to:

  • Actively participate in and lead aspects of design and development activities for insulin delivery products
  • Provide developing technical expertise and engineering excellence to medical device product development projects
  • 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
  • Execute technical and/or cross-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


This important position requires the following qualifications: 

  • Minimum of 3 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);
  • BS in Mechanical, Materials Science, or Biomedical Engineering or closely related disciplines (MS or PhD preferred);
  • Experience with developing products or implementing product changes through a structured, phase-gated, product development process;
  • Demonstrated experience in a technical role on a cross-functional team, leadership role preferred;
  • Basic understanding of IP considerations;
  • Intellectual curiosity coupled with strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to clearly and effectively communicate (verbal & written) concepts; and
  • Demonstrated versatility and learning agility
  • Proficiency in one or more of the following areas:
    • 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 molding and stamping, and automated assembly and 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)

Desired Qualifications:

  • 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 product development considerations for tightly controlled, high-volume manufacturing processes;
  • Clear understanding of manufacturing process validation including FAI/FAT, development and IQ/OQ/PQ;
  • Demonstrated understanding of the requirements management process, with demonstrated experience in design verification strategy and implementation;
  • Excellent understanding of medical device product development risk management methodologies;
  • Proficiency with statistical techniques;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Project or equivalent project planning software is a plus;
  • Experience using advanced engineering tools such as Design for Six Sigma or Six Sigma methodologies, Black Belt is a plus

Primary Work Location

USA NJ - Franklin Lakes

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