Job ID R-424565 Date posted 01/10/2022

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 systems engineer is responsible for devising tests, setting specifications, leading, and maintaining manufacturing tests and training programs for associates in Operations. Responsible for the documentation, implementation, qualification, deployment, maintenance, and support of test fixtures, test workstations and test tools. Create Electronic Device History Record by implementing Manufacturing Execution System (MES) in production. Help resolve and implement corrective action for technical issues in Manufacturing to ensure closure. Participate in efforts to generate, maintain system test definitions and requirements working with cross functional teams and automate assembly and test processes in Manufacturing. Engage and assist in design concepts, reviews, and feasibility studies.

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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.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Help develop test specification requirements at subassembly and system levels and train production personnel. Automate assembly and test processes to help reduce cycle time

  • Implement Manufacturing Execution System (MES) in Manufacturing to document and track the conversion of raw materials to finished goods, incorporate paperless workflow processes, to improve Manufacturing operations traceability and create electronic Device History Record (eDHR)

  • Design, develop and maintain Manufacturing tests of electro-mechanical assemblies and administer training to Manufacturing associates.  

  • Develop and maintain tools and fixtures for electro-mechanical assemblies

  • Help test personnel fix non-conforming assemblies/systems and develop the capability to test systems. Drive improvement and development decisions  

  • Responsible for the qualification of beads and generation of specifications for all instruments in Operations

  • Develop and implement formal and informal Test, Verification, Validation and Qualification protocols.

  • Work with New Product Introduction, Product Development, Test Engineering, Electrical/Mechanical Hardware teams to define, implement manufacturability criteria, and develop procedures and processes for assembly, PCBAs, systems and sub-systems test procedures including fixtures during the development process and ensure that designs and procedures are validated prior to production release

  • Provide technical support to a wide range of problems pertaining to specific programs and projects - Work with R&D, Test and NPI Engineering teams during Prototype and Pilot builds

  • Work with engineering teams to develop and complete validation and verification protocols, followed by the analysis and reporting of results.

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

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field, e.g., Biomedical, Electrical, Mechanical, Physics, Industrial or Mechanical

  • Minimum of 6 years of experience in Manufacturing/Test engineering in high-tech manufacturing environment

  • Proficient with SolidWorks

  • Knowledge in engineering investigation techniques

  • Must have strong project management and Continuous Improvement experience

  • Ability to plan, develop, and execute assembly & test procedures

  • Must have experience in writing and reviewing Engineering Change Orders

  • Ability to promote teamwork and motivate exempt and non-exempt associates

  • Strong skills in developing manufacturing processes, training Manufacturing personnel and designing production cell layout

  • Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, written, and presentation skills

  • Strong leadership and coaching skills

  • Willingness to travel when required

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office software – Excel, Word, Visio, Project

  • Familiarity with ISO 9001 and 13485 standards

  • Experience in test fixture development and test automation is desired

  • Experience in LabVIEW programming is desired

  • Strong hardware and software troubleshooting skills

  • Strong cGMP familiarity with compliance testing and 21 CFR part 820, medical industry experience

  • Knowledge of fluidic and optic subassemblies is desired.

For many 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, weekly testing for COVID-19 may be available instead of vaccination. 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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