Engineer I - R&D

  • BD
  • Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • Jan 04, 2019
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BD is a global medical technology company that is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. We lead in patient and healthcare worker safety, and technologies that enable medical research and clinical laboratories. Our innovative solutions help advance medical research and genomics, enhance the diagnosis of infectious disease and cancer, improve medication management, promote infection prevention, equip surgical and interventional procedures, optimize respiratory care and support the management of diabetes. 

Vascular Access Devices, a sub-business unit of Medication Delivery Solutions, focuses on developing, manufacturing, and distributing high-quality medical devices used by clinicians throughout the worldwide healthcare industry to access a patient’s vasculature. Our devices assist in the delivery of chemotherapy, blood products, antibiotics, and nutrition.

Summary of Position with General Responsibilities:

We are searching for an engineer for our R&D department.  This engineer designs, develops and implements new products, processes, test methods and equipment. You will work with cross functional teams to help develop the next generation of vascular access medical devices. This is a great position to learn and to grow in your engineering career.

Responsible for concept generation, design, development and evaluation of new products, materials and technologies

Essential Duties:

  • Participates in the design of a new products and processes
  • Develops design verification and validation studies
  • Executes validation studies on equipment & processes
  • Executes design controls
  • Contributes to project planning, budgeting, scheduling and tracking
  • Develops and implements manufacturing procedures to provide production with easy to follow assembly instructions

Essential job Functions:

  • Ownership of projects with demonstrated technical competence
  • Participates and/or leads cross-functional teams
  • Works independently and is results-oriented
  • Initiates new or revised documentation and tracks through appropriate approval cycles and implementation
  • Maintains a professional working relationship with internal and external customers and support staff
  • Provides technical support on components, material methods, systems, and equipment
  • Develops physical and functional test requirements to assure specifications and regulations are met
  • Writes, reviews, and approves protocols, reports, and data
  • Conducts testing outlined in protocols and test methods
  • Executes validation studies on equipment and processes, and conducts and/or participates in complaints investigations
  • Understands and follows company procedures and regulatory requirements
  • Participates in and provides input to training on department & division procedures, and policies
  • Prepares and submits for approval requests for project funding. Participates in project planning, budgeting, scheduling and tracking
  • Analyzes design, process, and test data
  • Prepares and presents oral and written project updates and technical discussions
  • Develops and implements procedures to provide easy to follow instructions

Basic Qualifications:

  • Ability to make and present engineering decisions
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Basic engineering cost analysis
  • Basic tooling design and drafting knowledge
  • Analyze and optimize existing process and ability to create new processes
  • Create, analyze and optimize manufacturing and quality systems
  • Basic product, design & prototyping, Material Science, Bioengineering principles
  • Ability to create and provide training
  • Demonstrated comprehension of basic comparative statistics
  • Software application skills
  • Problem solving ability
  • Ability to create, review and coordinate test protocols and reports
  • Ability to generate engineering proposals
  • Oral and written presentation skills
  • Ability to work in cross-functional teams
  • Understanding of regulatory environment

Education and/or Experience:

This position requires:

  • A Bachelor degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), and two (2) years of engineering experience OR
  • Master’s degree in STEM

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Candidates with an engineering or science degree
  • Candidates that have engineering experience within the medical device or equivalent regulated industry
  • The incumbent must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the duties and responsibilities

Physical Demands:

This position is in an office and laboratory environment and requires the incumbent to sit, stand and perform general office functions. The incumbent may also be required to lift up to twenty five pounds occasionally. The incumbent may be required to stand for extended periods of time. Bending, stooping and reaching are also frequently required.

Work Environment:

The ideal candidate must be able to work in a team oriented, fast paced environment.  Bard Access Systems is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that values and actively seeks diversity in the workforce.

Experience level of the applicant we want

Some work experience, Graduate