Job ID R-396385 Date posted 07/08/2021

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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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. This experience offers the combination of agility and creativity of a high-growth, start-up environment along with 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 commercial 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 necessary, developing and implementing innovative design solutions to address needs or gaps.

More specifically your responsibilities will be to:

  • Lead aspects of design and development for a variety of drug delivery products in a design control environment
  • Drive the design of products for high volume manufacturing, ie. Suitable for plastic injection molding, die cast molding, automoated assembly/packing processes, etc.
  • Administer the application of Design for Manufacturing/Assembly (DFM)
  • Oversee tolerance stack-up analysis for complex mechanical assemblies
  • Provide guidance for FEA analysis and in interpreting results
  • Analyze and draw conclusions from test data for improving product performance
  • Manage and assess external vendors/supplier work and capabilities
  • Conduct design reviews, FMEA's and design verification programs
  • 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.
  • Demonstrate technical rigor and creativity, continuous learning and improvement, and alignment to customer needs and value creation
  • Demonstrate strong and clear accountability/responsibility for successful and timely completion of designated tasks
  • 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 8 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) or similar;
  • BS in Mechanical, Materials Science, or Biomedical Engineering or closely related disciplines preferred;
  • 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 designing complex components for high volume manufacturing methods such as plastic injection molding, die casting, compression molding, etc.
  • Demonstrated understanding of product development considerations for tightly controlled, high-volume manufacturing processes;
  • 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 experience in a technical role on a cross-functional team, leadership role preferred;
  • Excellent understanding of medical device product development risk management methodologies;
  • Proficiency with statistical techniques;

Preferred Experience:

  • MS in Mechanical, Materials Science, or Biomedical Engineering or closely related disciplines preferred;
  • CSWP Certified SolidWorks Professional a plus
  • Clear understanding of manufacturing process validation including FAI/FAT, development and IQ/OQ/PQ;
  • 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 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 advanced engineering tools such as Design for Six Sigma or Six Sigma methodologies, Black Belt is a plus.

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