Job ID R-380375 Date posted 12/02/2020

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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The R&D Staff Engineer is responsible for supporting the development and implementation of new products within the Infection Prevention platform through adherence to established design control processes and good engineering practices. 

The R&D Staff Engineer will serve as a technical and/or project leader for novel products while providing assistance to current commercial products and line extensions through scientific review, investigation and support according to the established product development process and quality procedures.


  • Identifies data requirements, often beyond the standard, and collects all relevant data needed to analyze a complex problem, situation or issue

  • Identifies advanced implications/conclusions from the logical analysis of a complex situation or issue

  • Tracks internal trends and suggests process improvements based on observations

  • Approaches issues from multiple perspectives and collaborates with internal/external customers in generating creative, effective and practical solutions

  • Applies comprehensive understanding of concepts within own technical area to design relatively advanced solutions; demonstrates understanding of key business drivers

  • Serves as an expert within a technical area and educates others on technical issues

  • Collaborates with internal/external customers and all relevant parties to deliver services

  • Gains support and commitment from others within own group / department by communicating expertise and rationale

  • Demonstrates advanced knowledge of respective scientific/engineering principles in solving moderately complex technical problems

  • Demonstrates advanced knowledge of the product development and design control processes

  • Demonstrates advanced knowledge of best in class (i.e., phase gate) process to take product from concept to commercialization

  • Leads project team meetings and design reviews

  • Independently tests, analyzes and solves technical problems

  • Applies advanced statistical techniques and utilizes design of experiments

  • Establishes product requirements based on customer needs; verifies design output meets design input

  • Works independently to create design of multiple components, systems or devices

  • Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience

  • Performs other duties as assigned by management

Knowledge, Education, and Skills Required:

  • Education:

    • B.S. Mechanical, Biomedical, Plastics, or Chemical Engineering with related scientific experience required

    • M.S./Ph.D in Engineering preferred

  • Experience

    • Minimum of 4 years of related work experience within pharmaceutical or medical device industry required (combination products preferred)

    • Contribute directly to new product development and transfer to manufacturing

    • CAD and injection molding experience is preferred, but not required

    • Infection prevention (antibiotic, antiseptic) is desired, but not required

    • Expert knowledge and application of scientific principles and techniques

    • Utilization of Design of Experiments (DoE) for product development

    • Hands-on use/training with engineering (compression, fatigue, tensile, etc) test equipment

    • GMP experience/training is preferred, but not required

    • Expertise in shepherding products through the design control process (design inputs/outputs, risk management, DHF, etc.)

    • Ability to work with colleagues and multiple clients in a professional and organized manner, and interact effectively with a variety of people from different nationalities, ethnic/cultural backgrounds, and educational levels

    • Ability to define problems, collect and interpret data, establish facts, draw valid scientific conclusions, and propose solutions or corrective actions

    • Ability to organize and prioritize work with limited guidance and to manage projects in a timely and effective manner.

    • Ability to reorganize and reschedule work on short notice in order to meet revised client deadlines

Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status.


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