Staff, Mechanical Engineer in San Diego, CA

$100K - $150K(Ladders Estimates)

Becton, Dickinson and Company   •  

San Diego, CA 92101

Industry: Healthcare


8 - 10 years

Posted 46 days ago

Job Description

BD is looking for a highly talented Staff Mechanical Engineer to be part of the R&D team for PyxisTM and AlarisTM brand of products. The Staff Mechanical Engineer position is a technical leadership position, responsible for leading the mechanical engineering activities to develop innovative solutions for new feature requests, product improvements, and obsolescence management to complex electro-mechanical instrumentation in their post release part of their life cycle. The individual would have responsibility for working cross-functionally to develop solutions that are aimed at improving clinical outcomes, patient experience and workflow for healthcare professionals.

Key to this role is having significant depth and experience as a mechanical engineer and an entrepreneurial can-do mindset. Applicant should have a positive attitude and ability to work in a team environment.

Responsibilities, skills, and behaviors that an engineer should expect to experience in this role include:

  • Translate product requirements into hardware specifications.
  • Develop test strategies to demonstrate designs meet requirements and specifications.
  • Analyze and interpret test results using standard statistical tools and techniques.
  • Define tasks, timeline and required resources to deliver on the mechanical portion of a project, with strong accountability for successful completion of agreed upon deliverables.
  • Demonstrated expertise in part design for plastic injection molding and sheet metal fabrication using CAD modeling (preferably SolidWorks).
  • A passion for solving complex technical problems.
  • Demonstrated expertise in the use of creating component and assembly drawings that utilize traditional tolerancing and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) as appropriate.
  • Use and understanding of Product Data Management Systems, Change Control processes and New Product Introduction.
  • Experience utilizing Design for Six Sigma Tools and concepts such as but not limited to: Pugh concept selection matrices, Fishbone Diagrams, Functional Block Diagrams, Transfer Functions, Statistical Analysis, Sensitivity against Variation, and design of experiments (DOE).
  • Ability to generate protocols, reports, and presentations to share information with team members and independent reviewers as part of Technical Reviews and Constructive Challenge.
  • Highly motivated self-starter with the ability to multi-task and drive to achieve results with minimal oversight.
  • Effectively present and communicate analysis to project teams and management in order to drive decisions and conclusions.
  • Present task/project status to project teams, management, and stakeholders.

Minimal Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or similar.
  • Minimum of 8 years of post-educational professional experience, with focus on mechanical design with at least 2 years of project leadership experience
  • Experience in the medical industry and associated design control development methods


  • MS or PhD in Mechanical Engineering.
  • 10+ years of post-educational experience in Medical Device Design, preferably complex electro-mechanical devices
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate and influence multiple levels of associates.
  • Experience interfacing with other engineering disciplines, specifically Electrical Engineering and embedded software.
  • Experience contracting with, and managing, third party consultants within and outside the US.
  • Expertise in common risk management techniques (FMEA, FTA, ETA).


  • Effective interpersonal and collaborative skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.

Valid Through: 2019-9-26