C. R. Bard, Inc.

  • Senior R&D Product Engineer

    Posted Date 1 month ago(10/10/2018 4:46 PM)
    Industry / Category
    Medical Device/ Quality
    Job ID
    Career Level
    Bard Peripheral Vascular
  • Overview

    Becton, Dickinson Interventional (BDI) is a leading multinational developer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative, life-enhancing medical technologies in the fields of vascular, urology, oncology and surgical specialty products, employing over 65,000 people across 50 countries around the world. Founded more than 100 years ago, BDI pioneered many devices that are cornerstones of modern healthcare.  BD - PI is the vascular division within BDI and focusses on interventional products for peripheral arterial disease (PAD), end stage renal disease (ESRD), and Cancer.


    We expect the highest levels of quality, integrity, service, and innovation from our employees – on the job and in the communities in which we work and live. In return, we foster an environment where individuals are treated with fairness, respect, and feel valued, acknowledged and rewarded.


    Be Your Best at BD-PI – and ultimately, you can have an impact on the lives of people around the world. #LI-SF1

    Summary of Position with General Responsibilities

    This is a high-level research and development engineering position.  Requires a high-energy individual with excellent teamwork, partnering and negotiation skills. Must demonstrate good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. High level and hands-on engineering position that leverages medical device development / quality / manufacturing experience in new product and process development. Responsible for both the technical aspects of product design and development as well as the translation of marketing requirements into product specifications. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, detail orientation and analytical/problem solving skills are a must. Must be a highly motivated self-starter with the ability to achieve results with minimal direction.

    Essential Job Functions

    • Provide R&D Engineering support on Product Engineering Teams.
    • Provide on-going support to manufacturing site(s) for commercially available products
    • Initiates new or revised documentation and tracks through appropriate approval cycles and implementation.
    • Maintains a professional working relationship with internal & external customer and support staff.
    • Participates and leads cross-functional teams.
    • Provides technical support on components, material methods, systems and equipment.
    • Develops physical and functional test requirements to assure specifications and regulations are met.
    • Participates in periodic product franchise reviews.
    • Participate during design transfer activities.
    • Writes and approves protocols, reports and data.
    • Manages testing outlined in protocols and test methods.
    • Manages/develops validation studies on equipment & processes.
    • Conduct complaints investigations.
    • Understands and follows company procedures and regulatory requirements.
    • Participates in and provides input to training on department & segment procedures, and policies
    • Provide support to the regulatory department in writing technical submissions.
    • Manages project planning, budgeting, scheduling and tracking.
    • Plans and coordinates engineering test builds.
    • Analyzes problems in design, process and test development. Recommend/implement solutions.
    • Prepares and presents oral and written project updates and technical discussions.
    • Develops and implements procedures/policy.

    Basic Qualifications

    • Experience as the lead R&D engineer on a medical device product development program
    • Demonstrated proficiency in mechanical design, tolerance stack-up analysis, design for Manufacturability (DFM), and specification development
    • Design capability with small plastic and metal parts
    • Demonstrated proficiency with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD & T)
    • Significant experience in product verification and validation testing, medical device new product development and rapid prototyping.
    • Experience in product verification via test equipment development and equipment validation (IQ/OQ/PQ) within an FDA regulated or other regulated industry (i.e. bio-tech/pharma, aerospace, food/beverage).
    • Clinical trial and/or animal trial experience
    • Proficient in technical writing of protocols and reports.
    • Proven capability in writing clear and detailed testing and product assembly procedures.
    • Impeccable documentation skills and adherence to design control procedures and GLP
    • Demonstrated experience in application of lean manufacturing principles.
    • Comfortable in a dynamic working environment with a high amount of change
    • Demonstrated ability in using statistical experimental design and analysis techniques (i.e. Taguchi Design of Experiments)
    • Familiarity with Pro-E and/or FEA software
    • Ability to make and present engineering decisions

    Education and/or Experience

    • A bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or other engineering discipline is required.

      Bachelors degree in science or engineering plus four to eight years, (Master’s degree plus two to six years, or Ph.D. degree with zero to four years) of engineering experience within the medical device or equivalent industry. 

    Physical Demands

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit and use hands to manipulate, handle or feel objects, tools, controls and office equipment. The employee frequently is required to talk and hear.The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel or crouch.

    Work Environment

    • BDPI is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that values and actively seeks diversity in the workforce.
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be in an open cubicle environment. Candidate must be able to work in a team-oriented, fast-paced environment.
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