Staff Mechanical Engineer

Becton Dickinson and   •  

Franklin Lakes, NJ

Industry: Healthcare


8 - 10 years

Posted 177 days ago

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Job Description Summary

The Staff Mechanical Engineer position is a technical leadership position, responsible for leading the mechanical engineering activities to develop and commercialize complex electro-mechanical instrumentation in the medication safety space. The individual would have responsibility for working cross-functionally to understand end-user requirements and mapping them to design specifications and developing an efficient architecture, ensuring a detailed and well-tested design. This position's responsibilities includes defining, clarifying, and documenting requirements; performing (or ensuring the team performs) the necessary parametric analysis and tradeoffs; define form factor, design the architect layout and sub-assemblies, recognizing when interface impacts might occur and taking early action to avoid problems.

The responsibilities can include, but are not limited to: decomposing system level requirements to mechanical design definition, analysis and problem solving, architect layout and detailed sub-assemblies and components design, design qualification and test activities and collaboration/coordination with other R&D functional teams to integrate the full system and realize the functionality and performance.

The Staff Engineer will be expected to interpret requirements and rationalize thedesign choices with the multi-disciplinary team, leveragingquantitative approaches and knowledge of bothmechanicaldesign and manufacturing considerations,design, assemble and evaluate rapid prototype models in order to assess technical feasibility of various solutions. Ability to work in a “hands on” manner to develop engineering prototypes, work with external suppliers, qualify and select optimal parts is critical to success.

Job Description

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or similar
  • Minimum of 8years of post-educational professional experience, with focus on mechanicaldesign with at least 2 years of project leadership experience 
  • Fluent in CAD modeling using Solidworks or ProE

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or similar
  • 10+ years of post-educational experience in Medical Device Design, preferably complex electro-mechanical devices
  • Experience as mechanical lead in the development of complex electro-mechanical devices
  • Experience in development of cross-functional systems, including integration with analog/digital signal processing, electrical/electronic systems, motion control systems, and optical systems.
  • Experience in the development of complex instrument systems involving hardware, electronics, and optics, ideally in a healthcare, medical technology or life sciences area.
  • Experience with design best practices, including advanced tolerance design, design for reliability, and design for reusability. 
  • Design for Six Sigma, Design for Manufacturability training / experience
  • Experience with injection molded plastics and design of high-volume disposables
  • Proficiency with basic statistical techniques including familiarity with analysis of variance (ANOVA) and design of experiment (DOE) methodologies.
  • Expertise in common risk management techniques (FMEA, FTA, ETA).
  • Experience in modeling, simulations and sensitivity analyses.
  • Working knowledge of regulatory standards applicable to design of medical devices, including FDA QSR, ISO 13845, ISO 14971 and IEC 60601 and collateral standards


  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Self-directed with the ability to learn and adapt quickly to new technologies and trends 
  • Strong organization and coordination skills
  • Demonstrated customer focus, track record of innovation and publication
  • Must be comfortable making practical assumptions with engineering justifications, where needed.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to work under pressure and time constraints.
  • Effective interpersonal and collaborative skills.


Job ID R-309272