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Staff Engineer, Mechanical Engineering Systems

Apply Now Job ID R-347960 Date posted 09/13/2019

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Job Description

As a Staff Mechanical Engineer in the R&D Engineering group, you will apply working knowledge of design and engineering principles to support multiple BD product lines of flow cytometry instruments. You will specialize on the small, precision assemblies that will enable new design, obsolete components replacement and re-designing existing mechanical assemblies for improved performance and reliability to ensure cost effectiveness and robustness of BD instruments.  Your work will enable the field of life sciences, and immunology to have better answers to their biological questions. 

Job Responsibilities include:

  • Design, develop, and qualify new mechanical systems based on requirements.
  • Lead and own the development of mechanical sub-systems, both internally and with strategic external OEM partners.
  • Adept at identifying OEM partner capabilities, managing IP and engineering collaborations.
  • Compare and clearly communicate engineering strategy to technical and business audience.
  • Make informed critical decisions weighing risk, time and dependencies of other teams.
  • Analyze data, prepare reports and present results to cross functional teams.
  • Perform modeling of mechanical assemblies over a range of conditions.
  • Perform modeling and budget performance across interconnected subsystems.
  • Perform tolerance analysis and design for manufacturability.
  • Develop manufacturing processes for the sub-systems you create.
  • Manage technical deliverables with key suppliers.
  • Ensure compliance to the company's Global Product Development System and design control requirements.
  • Conduct root cause investigation of product and component failures.
  • Prototype and test designs to ensure they are robust and manufacturable.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

  • B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Physics or a closely related discipline.
  • Minimum of 5 years' of combined academic and/or industry experience in mechanical engineering.
  • Experience in kinematic principles, modern opto-mechanical design, and fabrication.
  • At least 3 years' experience in 3D CAD mechanical design (Solidworks, CREO) and performance analysis with FEA simulation.
  • Experience taking a concept from feasibility prototype to production.
  • Characterize solutions for mechanical stability, repeatability, and reliability through structure experiment and test.
  • Must have strong lab skills, with ability to perform and document detail-oriented work with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Willingness to travel up to 10% (global).


  • M.S. Degree with industry experience desired.
  • Previous experience with biomedical devices preferred.
  • Previous experience with operations and/or manufacturing desired.


Primary Work Location

USA CA - San Jose

Additional Locations

Work Shift

NA (United States of America)
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