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Be part of something bigger at BD. Here, you’ll join a driven, agile R&D team working in a start-up-like environment that has the backing and resources of a Fortune 500 company. In R&D, you never quite know what’s around the corner, but we can tell you that you’ll be involved in a variety of innovative and exciting projects, from developing new products to finding cost savings, and everything in between. Here, you’ll use your talent and track record for delivering technical solutions to 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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A New Era in Healthcare

The complementary nature of BD and CareFusion capabilities make the new, combined company more relevant than ever before. It’s not just the solutions we offer, It’s also where we offer them. The global reach of the combined company can offer new solutions around the world.


Zakiyyah Walker, Staff Engineer, R&D Lean Processes

"As a new employee what I like most about BD are the many learning and professional developmental opportunities for growth offered. It is good to know that there are so many resources to choose from."

Michael Carrano, Sr. Program Manager, Sustaining Team Leader, R&D Project Management

"Since joining BD, I really have liked the people I work with on a daily basis and the collaboration towards common goals."

Justyna Zielinska, Project Manager, Project/Program Management

"BD is full of passionate, loyal, and driven people that have a common goal of advancing healthcare without sacrificing quality or service."

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Job ID R-370647 Date posted 08/01/2020

Job Description Summary

Job Description

Program Overview

The BD Engineering Development Program (EDP) is designed to give new engineering graduates an opportunity to spend the first three years of their career rotating through three different BD businesses throughout the US. EDPs work side by side with R&D engineers on cross functional teams to design, develop and manufacture a wide range of medical devices, expanding their BD network with each successive rotation. Following the completion of the program, EDP’s progress into a full-time position in one of the BD R&D groups based on their interests and business needs.

Potential rotation locations include:

  • Vernon Hills, IL 
  • Brea, CA
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Sandy, UT
  • Franklin Lakes, NJ
  • Sparks, MD
  • Warwick, RI
  • Tempe, AZ
  • Research Triangle Park, NC
  • San Diego, CA
  • Covington, GA
  • Mannford, OK


  • New graduates with a BS/MS in mechanical, biomedical (bioengineering), or materials engineering
  • Excellent academic record
  • Relevant internship experience
  • Strong leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills
  • Willingness to relocate annually during the three-year program

 Desirable Skills and Knowledge

  • Minor or concentration in computer science (software engineering)
  • Software application skills
  • Develops innovative ideas for the organization
  • Results and goal oriented
  • Critical decision maker using basic engineering principles
  • Leads teams and participates in cross-functional projects
  • Maintains a professional working relationship with internal & external customers and support staff
  • Provides technical support on components, material methods, systems, processes, and/or equipment
  • Experience writing technical protocols and reports
  • Specific specialized engineering skills such as basic engineering cost analysis and CAD knowledge
  • Well versed in basic principles for product design & prototyping using Material Science, Mechanical Engineering, and/or Bioengineering principles
  • Demonstrated comprehension of basic comparative statistics

To qualify for this position, you must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction as to duration.

Primary Work Location

USA IL - Vernon Hills

Additional Locations

USA AZ - Tempe BPV Building 1, USA AZ - Tempe BPV Building 2, USA AZ - Tempe BPV Building 4, USA AZ - Tempe Headquarters, USA CA – Brea, USA CA - San Diego (BDB), USA CA - San Diego (Diagnostic Sys.), USA CA - San Diego Bldg A&B, USA CA - San Diego - Otay Mesa, USA CA - San Diego TC Bldg C&D, USA GA - Covington BMD, USA MD - Baltimore, USA NC - Research Triangle Park, USA NJ - Franklin Lakes, USA OK - Mannford, USA RI - Warwick, USA UT - Salt Lake City, USA UT - Salt Lake City BAS, USA UT - Salt Lake City BPV Satellite, USA UT - Sandy

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