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Sr. R&D Engineer

Apply Now Job ID R-328450 Date posted 01/19/2019

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Job Description

The Senior R&D Engineer will be a key contributor on an R&D team within BD- Preanalytical Systems. The individual in this position will have a complete understanding of a wide application of technical principles, theories and concepts. He/She provides solutions that are imaginative, thorough and practical to a wide range of complex problems.


  • Works under general direction.
  •  Independently determines and develops approach to solutions.
  • Contributes to a project of considerable significance or leads smaller scope projects.
  • Supports material/design/process changes to the product line through design control process, with well-documented research/analyses. Demonstrates accountability for successful and timely completion of designated tasks.
  • Develops technical solutions to complex problems using sound engineering principles, utilizing experimental, computational and analytical methods.
  • Designs and develops in vivo and in vitro models to evaluate product features & improvements.
  • Applies innovative & logical risk based approach to product development challenges with the capacity for original thinking. Develops robust test methods, design test fixtures and execute measurement system analysis.
  • Ensures compliance with BD quality policies, procedures, and practices through appropriate communication, training and education of sound quality assurance principles.
  • Plans, executes and analyzes design of experiments (DOE).
  • Writes implements and leads bench studies, tolerance stack up analysis, design verification, validation, vendor interactions, materials specifications and component specifications.
  • Performs data analysis using statistical tools, regression analyses and develop transfer functions.
  • Collects, records, reports, interprets and analyzes data, presents results to peers and business leadership.
  • Provides advanced engineering skills and product evaluation support to the platform toward building business cases for new opportunities.


  • Bachelors/Masters/PhD in Mechanical Engineering or related Engineering discipline.


  • B.S.: 5+ years of experience in technical area
  • M.S.:  3+ years of experience in technical area
  • Ph.D.: 2+ years of experience in technical area


  • Sound knowledge of engineering first principles.
  • Strong technical judgment and technical leadership skills.
  • R&D functional planning, requirement generation and technical (DFSS/Design/Cross functional) reviews for all product development phases.
  • Strong project management, prioritizing and multi-tasking skills to work within tight deadlines.
  • Proficient in solid modeling (Pro/E,  SolidWorks or equivalent)
  • 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. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Project.
  • Disciplined phase-gate product development processes & project planning.
  • Proficiency with fixture design including basic machining considerations and developing test methods.
  • Understanding of Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA).
  • Knowledge of Six Sigma (DMAIC) practices, and Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) methodologies.
  • Product development considerations for tightly controlled, high-volume manufacturing process.
  • Strong creative, analytical and problem solving skills required.
  • Good written & verbal communication skills.


Primary Work Location

USA NJ - Franklin Lakes

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