Staff Engineer

Becton Dickinson and   •  

Franklin Lakes, NJ

Industry: Healthcare


8 - 10 years

Posted 50 days ago

Job Description

The Staff R&D Engineer will be a key contributor on a R&D team focused on Product Lifecycle Engineering and Product Development within BD-Diagnostics- Preanalytical Systems. The individual in this position will have an extensive technical expertise and has full knowledge of other related disciplines. He/She develops technical solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity.

  • Works under general direction.
  • Guides the successful completion of major programs and may function in project leadership role.
  • Independently determines and develops approach to solutions.
  • Represents the organization as the prime technical contact on contracts and projects.
  • Interacts with senior external personnel on technical matters often requiring coordination between organizations.
  • Supports material/design/process changes to the product line through design control process, with well-documented research/analyses.
  • Demonstrates accountability for successful and timely completion of designated tasks.
  • Develops technical solutions to complex problems using sound engineering principles, utilizing experimental, computational and analytical methods.
  • Designs and develops in vivo and in vitro models to evaluate product features & improvements.
  • Applies innovative & logical risk based approach to product development challenges with the capacity for original thinking.
  • Develops robust test methods, design test fixtures and execute measurement system analysis.
  • Ensures compliance with BD quality policies, procedures, and practices through appropriate communication, training and education of sound quality assurance principles.
  • Plans, executes and analyzes design of experiments (DOE).
  • Writes implements and leads bench studies, tolerance stack up analysis, design verification, validation, vendor interactions, materials specifications and component specifications.
  • Performs data analysis using statistical tools, regression analyses and develop transfer functions.
  • Collects, records, reports, interprets and analyzes data, presents results to peers and business leadership.
  • Provides advanced engineering skills and product evaluation support to the platform toward building business cases for new opportunities.



  • Bachelors/Masters/PhD in Mechanical Engineering or related Engineering discipline.


  • B.S.: 8+ years of experience in technical area

    M.S.:  5+ years of experience in technical area

    Ph.D.: 3+ years of experience in technical area


  • Strong technical judgment and extensive technical leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated capability of leading R&D product development projects.
  • Experience in guiding team/individuals to develop technical solutions to complex problems.
  • Sound knowledge of engineering first principles.
  • R&D functional planning, requirement generation and technical (DFSS/Design/Cross functional) reviews for all product development phases.
  • Strong project management, prioritizing and multi-tasking skills to work within tight deadlines.
  • Proficient in solid modeling (Pro/E,  SolidWorks or equivalent)
  • Ability to effectively and clearly communicate concepts, ideas and knowledge to other individuals and teams.
  • Experience in directing associates and leading small cross-functional groups is required. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Project.
  • Disciplined phase-gate product development processes & project planning.
  • Proficiency with fixture design including basic machining considerations and developing test methods.
  • Understanding of Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA).
  • Knowledge of Six Sigma (DMAIC) practices, and Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) methodologies.
  • Product development considerations for tightly controlled, high-volume manufacturing process.
  •  Strong creative, analytical and problem solving skills required.
  • Good written & verbal communication skills.

Job ID R-319984