Job ID R-439788 Date posted 06/26/2022

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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Job Description Summary

The Manufacturing Engineer (ME) will be expected to simultaneously lead multiple high impact projects. The ME is expected to lead change, contribute new ideas, and find innovative methods to accomplish goals. Works on complex mechanical/electrical/electronic problems where of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors. Acts independently, and exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies. May supervise the activities of others. Determines methods and procedures on new assignments. The ME will be expected to have the ability to get things done through people that do not report to them. The ME will also need to have the ability to work through adverse situations while building and maintaining good personal relationships

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Be part of something bigger!

BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. We have over 65,000 employees and a presence in virtually every country around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Implement Manufacturing Execution System (MES) in Manufacturing to document and track the conversion of raw materials to finished goods, incorporate paperless workflow, improve Manufacturing operations traceability, and create electronic Device History Record (eDHR). Be the site MES administrator with the ability to create Material Master Data and Work Order in MES

  • Responsible for introducing and implementing Smart Manufacturing tools in Manufacturing to increase labor efficiency

  • Structure production Bill of Materials (BOMs) and routings to allow kitting of assemblies in production

  • Be able to lead projects with major objectives that include improving Manufacturing processes through Line Balancing, Continuous Improvement (Kaizen, Value Stream Map) to improve product Quality, customer satisfaction, and reduce manufacturing operating costs

  • Determine root cause of technical issues uncovered during the testing of electromechanical devices and timely implement effective solutions

  • Support the introduction of New Products into Manufacturing – Interact with NPI, R&D, Quality, Supply Quality Engineering, Planning and Procurement

  • Review engineering designs and documentation for completeness, clarity, and manufacturability.  Evaluate and qualify new suppliers and proposed changes from suppliers

  • Work with Product Development to define and implement manufacturability criteria, develop procedures/processes for assemblies which include participating in Prototype and Pilot build and testing of new products

  • Work is usually independently performed with general instructions as to the objectives expected; Receives technical guidance on unusual or complex problems and supervisory approval on proposed plans for projects

  • Perform and document field failure investigations, identify root causes, and participate in corrective and preventive action efforts

  • Performs other related duties and assignments as required

Minimum Requirements:

  • Typically requires a BS degree: ME, EE, IE, Physics or equivalent

  • Prefer at least 8+ years of experience in a high-tech manufacturing environment

  • Must be proficient in MS Word, Excel, Power Point, MS Project, Visio, and SolidWorks

  • Must have Manufacturing Execution System (MES) work experience

  • Familiar with SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Agile or the like

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and must have good interpersonal skills: adept in negotiation & conflict resolution, and time management

  • Must be able to read, understand and interpret mechanical engineering drawings and basic electrical schematics

  • Must have extensive experience in writing and reviewing Engineering Change Orders

  • Must have strong project management and continuous improvement experience

  • Experienced in developing manufacturing processes, writing standard work procedures, training assembly and testing associates

  • Skilled in assessing and resolving multiple high visibility problems in a timely manner.

  • The ability to successfully interact with executive management

  • Able to be effective with minimal direction and to recognize problems and address them without waiting to be instructed to do so

  • Familiarity with ISO 9001 and 13485 standards

  • Willingness to travel as required


  • M.S. degree

  • Experience resolving technical issues involving lasers and optical components

  • Broad experience supporting many of the following commodities or supplier types: lasers, optical components, fluidic systems, machined parts, sheet metal, cables, PCA’s, plastics, power systems, product packaging, turnkey subcontractors, hardware, labeling

  • Strong cGMP familiarity 21 CFR part 820, medical industry experience

  • Experience implementing Demand Flow Technology (DFT) processes

  • Experience implementing LEAN manufacturing processes

  • 6 Sigma green or black belt - DMAIC

For certain roles at BD, employment is contingent upon the Company’s receipt of sufficient proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In some locations, testing for COVID-19 may be available and/or required. Consistent with BD’s Workplace Accommodations Policy, requests for accommodation will be considered pursuant to applicable law.

Why join us?

A career at BD means being part of a team that values your opinions and contributions and that empowers you to bring your authentic self to work. Here our associates can fulfill their life’s purpose through the work that they do every day.

You will learn and work alongside inspirational leaders and colleagues who are equally passionate and committed to fostering an inclusive, growth-centered, and rewarding culture. Our Total Rewards program — which includes competitive pay, benefits, continuous learning, recognition, career growth, and life balance components — is designed to support the varying needs of our diverse and global associates.

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US BD 1st Shift 8am-4pm (United States of America)

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BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health™ by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. BD helps customers enhance outcomes, lower costs, increase efficiencies, improve safety and expand access to health care.

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Staff Engineer

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Senior Program Manager

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