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R&D Staff Engineer

Apply Now Job ID R-344331 Date posted 08/23/2019

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BD is a global medical technology company that is focused on improving drug therapies, enhancing the quality and speed of diagnosing infectious diseases and advancing research and discovery of new drugs and vaccines. BD has state-of-the-art facilities around the globe that provide an environment which enables our highly talented workforce to be the best at their professions. We hire associates who have a passion and commitment to "together, advancing the world of health". We are always seeking great people to join our company on its journey to greatness.

About MDS

At Medication Delivery Solutions, we are committed to enhancing patient and clinical outcomes by transforming parenteral medication preparation and administration. To accomplish this, we are relentlessly focused on:

• Eliminating complications
• Reducing cost
• Improving safety for our patients and providers
• Enabling access to better care around the world

Our customers—healthcare workers from hospitals to non-acute sites such as doctor’s offices, outpatient surgery centers, clinics and rehabilitation centers, as well as public health agencies—use more than 15 billion units of MDS products every year.

Job Description

The BD Medical – Medication Delivery Solutions (MDS) V&V team is seeking a highly talented and passionate individual to help the team identify innovative solutions to address current and future health care needs in the medication delivery markets.  The incumbent will join the Verification & Validation team as a Staff Engineer, providing technical leadership and support to a cross-functional team. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting product verification activities and will lead test method development activities, measurement system development & analyses, test fixture design & will consult and guide the development of design verification strategies and DV execution required for sustaining existing and commercialization of various types of new medical device products used in drug delivery.  The ideal candidate will plan and participate in executing technical and cross-functional project work which may include all phases of product development, including design and development planning, requirements definition, product development, root cause analysis, test method development, and design verification/validation.  Additionally, the candidate will be expected to participate in the development of new technologies for testing products that will help meet current and future clinical unmet needs.


Specific responsibilities will include the following as well as other duties as assigned:

  • Provide technical direction and oversight of V&V test method development activities. Define, plan and lead activities, including, test method & measurement system development and validation, fixture design and testing optimization in support of Design Verification.
  • Participate in the planning and execution of technical project work. This will involve the application of engineering first principles and advanced engineering methods to gain deep understanding of the underlying technical issues, and to propose and implement robust solutions.
  • Collaborate with Systems and Engineering teams to understand and derive specifications for a broad portfolio of MDS products.
  • Create and document novel test methodologies and provide feedback and recommendations for product/design changes.
  • Resolve technical problems. Identify or create solutions for technical problems using systematic problem-solving and statistical methodologies.
  • Support project plan development and contribute to the development of the Design Verification strategy.
  • Conduct and encourage frequent formal and informal communication with the team to ensure full engagement and efficient operation.
  • Expected to mentor associates in related technical roles. Provide technical direction and frequent feedback.
  • Actively build on personal skills, expertise, and competencies. Ensure that technical lessons are reviewed, learned, and disseminated.
  • Ensure compliance with BD quality policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Ensure compliance with all local, state, federal, and BD safety regulations, policies, and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or similar
  • Minimum of 8 years of post-graduate professional experience with focus on mechanical design and 2+ years of project leadership experience
  • Fluent in CAD modeling software (SolidWorks or ProE)

Desired Qualifications

  • Master’s degree with 5+ years or PhD with 3+ years in technical area (Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or similar)
  • Sound knowledge of engineering first principles.
  • Proficient in solid modeling (Pro/E, SolidWorks or equivalent).
  • Proficiency with fixture design including basic machining considerations and developing test methods.
  • Strong knowledge of Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA).
  • Knowledge of Six Sigma (DMAIC) practices, and Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) methodologies. 


  • Strong technical judgment and extensive technical leadership skills.
  • Strong project management, prioritizing and multi-tasking skills to work within tight deadlines. Proficient in Microsoft Project
  • Demonstrated capability of leading R&D projects.
  • Experience in guiding team/individuals to develop technical solutions to complex problems.
  • Ability to effectively and clearly communicate concepts, ideas and knowledge to other individuals and teams.
  • Experience in directing associates and leading small cross-functional groups is required. 
  • Strong creative, analytical and problem-solving skills required.
  • Good written & verbal communication skills.


Primary Work Location

USA NJ - Franklin Lakes

Additional Locations

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