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Staff Engineer Mechanical Designer of Advanced Drug Delivery Systems

Franklin Lakes, NJ, United States

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Jul 10, 2021

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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.

As a member of the BD Pharmaceutical Advanced Drug Delivery Systems (ADDS) business, you will have the unique opportunity to play a vital role in the rapid scale-up of an exciting new business platform that will be a key contributor to BD’s future growth. Our mission is to become a world-class, customer focused organization that will have a significant impact in improving how patients receive drugs for their chronic conditions. You will have the advantage of combining the best of both worlds: the agility and creativity of a high-growth, start-up environment, and the backing and resources of a Fortune 500 company.

This team member should share our passion for excellence and innovation while actively building on their motivation to design and build this family of self-administered injection products from the ground up.

The new hire will join a New Product Development team and will be responsible for leading and/or participating in the design and development activities from concept all the way through commercial launch of the product. Activities will focus on identifying, articulating, and quantifying customer needs and requirements; translating these requirements to product requirements and specifications; assessing the suitability of current designs and technologies to meet these requirements; and, where necessary, developing and implementing innovative design solutions to address needs or gaps.

More specifically your responsibilities will be to:

Lead a team in aspects of innovation, design, and development and identify new technologies for a variety of advanced drug delivery products such as wearable injectors in a design control environment.
Leverage and direct internal and external resources to maximize their effectiveness and provides analysis to leadership teams for resource planning.

This can include:

Act independently within team expectations, providing guidance, training and direction of work assignments to less experienced team members; coordinate with functional leadership to identify associates to complete tasks under his/her accountability while balancing a high level of autonomy in daily activities.
Utilizes sketch concept generation techniques to create multiple new design concepts for review and critique. Creation and refinement of Refines design concepts, taking into consideration such things as industrial design, ergonomics, material selection, fits and tolerances, ease of manufacture, and cost effectiveness. Design objectives achieved through expertise in:
Concept generation
Functional modeling
System architecting
Prototyping (proof of principle)
Customer requirement gathering
Design products for high volume manufacturing, ie. Suitable for plastic injection molding, die cast molding, automated assembly/packing processes, etc.
Manages and provides expert guidance to Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA) for product and piece-part development, as required by high volume molding and assembly processes
Tolerance stack-up analysis for complex mechanical assemblies
Provide guidance for FEA analysis and in interpreting results
Analyze and draw conclusions from test data for improving product performance
Manage and assess external vendors/supplier work and capabilities
Conduct design reviews, FMEA's and design verification programs
Generate imaginative yet practical technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems.
Exhibit an understanding of customer needs and processes to ensure relevant and innovative product development solutions.
Demonstrate technical rigor and creativity, continuous learning and improvement, and alignment to customer needs and value creation.
Demonstrate strong and clear accountability/responsibility for successful and timely completion of designated tasks.
Contribute to a culture of innovation by proactively generating novel concepts to improve product performance or enhance products' ability to address customer needs.

Required Experience:

Minimum of 8 years’ experience as a product design / development engineer and/or project engineer in the medical device or pharmaceutical industries (experience with FDA class II or III medical devices preferred).
MS in Mechanical, Materials Science, or Biomedical Engineering or closely related disciplines preferred.
Experience with developing products or implementing product changes through a structured, phase-gated, product development process.
Experience identifying (through a variety of methods, including observation and solicitation), articulating, and prioritizing customer needs and requirements
Demonstrated experience designing complex components for high volume manufacturing methods such as plastic injection molding, die casting, compression molding, etc.
Demonstrated understanding of product development considerations for tightly controlled, high-volume manufacturing processes.
Demonstrated experience with all phases of the Design Control process.
Demonstrated understanding of the requirements management process, with demonstrated experience in design verification strategy and implementation.
Demonstrated experience in a technical role on a cross-functional team, leadership role preferred.
Excellent understanding of medical device product development risk management methodologies.
Proficiency with statistical techniques.

Preferred Experience:

CSWP Certified SolidWorks Professional a plus
Prior experience with Enventive Concept / 360 a plus
Clear understanding of manufacturing process validation including FAI/FAT, development and IQ/OQ/PQ.
Understanding of IP considerations.
Intellectual curiosity coupled with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Demonstrated ability to clearly and effectively communicate (verbal & written) concepts.
Demonstrated versatility and learning agility.
Proficiency in tolerance stack-up analysis involving multiple components.
Design and execution of user studies in support of product requirement specification development.
Experience with designing for high-volume manufacturing methods such as plastic injection molding and automated assembly/packaging processes.
Experience with design optimization for multi-component mechanical assemblies or systems involving injection molded and compression molded components.
Clear understanding of fixture design including basic machining considerations and Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA).
Experience using advanced engineering tools such as Design for Six Sigma or Six Sigma methodologies, Black Belt is a plus.

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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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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USA NJ - Franklin Lakes

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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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