Job ID R-430672 Date posted 06/20/2022

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 Staff Manufacturing Engineer - Project Manager is expected to lead high impact projects and new product introduction programs. Is responsible for new product design transfer and commercialization from R&D to full-volume manufacturing Operations, including readiness across supporting functions in Quality, Logistics, Service, Change Control Board, Documentation Systems, ERP Data and Product Structure management, Procurement, Production Planning and the supply chain. Is expected to lead change, contribute new ideas, and foster innovative methods to accomplish goals. Work on complex mechanical/electrical/electronic problems where analysis 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. Expected to have the ability to get things done through people that do not report to them. 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.

Essential Functions:

  • Utilize project management skills and knowledge  to lead cross functional project teams.  Major objectives include: New Product Introduction, process development and documentation, ERP data creation (BOMs, routings, master data, documentation), improving manufacturing operational efficiency, optimizing product design, qualifying replacement components, improving product quality, improving customer satisfaction, and reducing manufacturing costs.

  • Manage and meet new product introduction requirements, and work towards readiness, of downstream internal customers: Quality, Logistics, Service, Document Control,  ERP Master Data, Procurement, Production Planning and the supply chain. Reviews engineering designs and documentation for completeness, clarity and manufacturability.  Evaluates and qualifies new suppliers. Interfaces with Product Development to define and implement manufacturability criteria, develops procedures/processes for assembly, PCB's, systems and sub-systems test procedures including fixtures, during the development process. Ensures designs, documents, and procedures have been validated in manufacturing prior to production release.

  • Must be an adept and experienced problem solver who is able to determine root cause of difficult technical issues.   Must be able to implement effective solutions in a timely manner. Issues are typically multi-disciplinary in nature: mechanical, optical, electrical, and fluidic.  Strives to continuously improve processes in order to achieve optimal efficiency for manufacturing operations.

  • Assesses feasibility and soundness of proposed engineering evaluation tests, products, or equipment when necessary data is insufficient or confirmation by testing is advisable.

  • 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.

  • May perform and document field failure investigations, identify root causes, and participate in corrective and preventative action efforts.

  • Stays abreast of the basic requirements for compliance of their work and follows those requirements. Participates as required in training on regulatory issues affecting own area of work. Brings regulatory compliance questions/issues to the attention of management.

  • Promotes a safe work environment. May provide recommendations on maintaining the safety of the work environment. Participates in Environmental, Health and Safety programs. Addresses corrective actions whenever a hazard is identified. Notifies supervisor of all observed hazardous conditions or unsafe work practices.

  • Mentors junior engineers into elevating their roles and responsibilities in the company in order to become the next set of senior engineers and leadership candidates.

  • Performs other related duties and assignments as required.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Typically requires a BS degree: Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Bio Medical Engineering, Physics or equivalent engineering or science discipline

  • 8 +  years experience in a high tech manufacturing environment

  • Established project management experience, including use of PM tools for planning, tracking and reporting

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

  • Must be able to understand engineering drawings, product structure, Bills of Materials, and operational procedures

  • Must have extensive experience writing and reviewing Engineering Change Orders

  • Must have strong project management experience, led continuous improvement efforts with cross functional teams

  • Experience developing manufacturing processes, writing procedures, and training assembly personnel.

  • The ability to assess and resolve multiple high visibility problems in a timely manner.

  • The ability to successfully interact with executive management.

  • Ability to be effective with minimal direction. 

  • Recognizes problems and addresses them without waiting to be instructed to do so.

  • Familiarity with ISO, ROHS, EMC & Safety standards.

  • Willingness to travel.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • M.S. degree

  • Proficiency with some of the following applications:  Solidworks, Pro-E, AutoCAD, MS Project, MS Access, SAP ERP, Minitab.

  • Experience resolving technical issues within medical instruments involving mechanical, fluidics, 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.

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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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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