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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Senior Sustaining Engineer- Research and Development in Salt Lake City, Utah

Job Description Summary

Job Description

Lead and manage projects supporting BD’s Vascular Access Technologies platform ( https://bardaccess.com/products/guidance-technologies ). Activities focus on working with external and internal suppliers of electro-mechanical components, coordinate testing, and navigating BD processes and procedures to deliver projects to committed timelines.

The preferred candidate will have excellent written and oral communication skills, project leadership acumen, and electro-mechanical medical device experience. This candidate should possess a strong capability to interpret and ensure compliance with all local, state, federal and BD safety regulations, quality policies, best practices, and procedures.

General Function

  • Manage sustaining engineering projects and personnel including engineers and technicians. Projects focus on supporting Vascular Access Technology product lines, supply chain, and operations.

  • Identify the best tools and approaches to effectively solve engineering problems to develop/optimize designs by leveraging appropriate mix of first principles / analytical, computational, and experimental methods.

  • Ensure implementation and rigor of design control best practices with compliance to BD quality policies and procedures through appropriate communication, training, and education of sound quality assurance principals.

Organizational Leadership

  • Quality systems processes: Ensure implementation of quality systems processes including design controls and change control.

  • Project planning: Ensure quality and accuracy of integrated project plans encompassing all cross-functional activities and associated resource requirements.

  • Project management: Ensure comprehensive and effective project plans are developed and actively monitor progress against plans. Be accountable for timely delivery of all project deliverables as specified in the plans.

  • Budgeting: Develop detailed budgets in accordance with project plans. Manage budget diligently and be accountable to perform to the project budget.

  • Stakeholder Management: Identify project stake holders, establish and monitor stakeholder engagement.

  • Technology transfer: Ensure efficient and effective transition from research to development to manufacturing in locations throughout the world

  • Process effectiveness: Ensure appropriate processes are followed for effective and timely engagement of other parts of the company in project activities.

  • Innovation: Develop and apply innovative approaches to ensure best outcomes in all aspects of the role. Support an environment in which innovation can flourish through empowerment, encouragement, and support.

Organizational Development:

  • Proactively develop, maintain & share technical knowledge in specialized area(s), remaining up-to-date on current trends and best practices.

  • Actively lead, mentor and motivate team members and junior associates, while also ensuring effective cross-functional communication and engagement.

  • Develop and apply innovative approaches to ensure the effective capture, retention and communication of technical and project knowledge generated (tacit & implicit).

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Leadership

  • Responsible for leading, developing, and implementing critical component changes to BD’s full suite of guidance technologies for the placement of vascular access devices, including ultrasound guidance, real-time tip location, tip confirmation, and needle guidance.

  • Influence others: Intuitively and quickly assess people and situations and act accordingly. Demonstrate strong persuasion and timing skills. Remain open to be persuaded when appropriate.

  • Inclusive work environment: Promote and leverage diversity to achieve best outcomes.

  • Leadership courage: Demonstrate and promote leadership courage by doing what is right. Engage those who disagree to persuade or be persuaded. Instill confidence in associates and customers.

  • Dealing with ambiguity: Demonstrate agility and action orientation when facing change and uncertainty. Effectively manage change and instill confidence.

  • Analyze design solutions using engineering first principles and advanced engineering methods.

  • Write detailed technical reports based on design verification analysis/testing for design changes and product design activities

  • Develop and execute test methods which specify measurement equipment, test set-up, measurement systems analysis, and data analysis

Qualifications

  • Strong interpersonal and influence skills.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Advanced Problem-solving skills.

  • Strong Cross functional Project Leadership skills.

  • Strong technical and managerial judgment.

  • Team orientation.

  • Robust project planning and management acumen.

  • Broad and deep understanding of disciplined change control processes, regulatory, and quality requirements.

  • Strong fit with BD values.

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in related technical field (Electrical and/or Mechanical Engineering).

  • Minimum 6 years of experience in engineering/technical field, preferably with 3 years demonstrated project leadership, preferably in the medical device industry with successful track record of project completion.

Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status.

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Primary Work LocationUSA UT - Salt Lake City BAS

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Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status.

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