Job ID R-480423 Date posted 11/30/2023

Be part of something bigger at BD. Here, you’ll join a driven, agile engineering team working in a startup-like environment that has the backing and resources of a Fortune 500 company. In engineering, you could be involved in everything from operations, production and construction to information technology and maintenance environments, all while analyzing and developing solutions to further our engineering capabilities. You’ll use your talent and track record of solving complex problems to achieve one singular goal: advancing the world of health™. At BD, you can make a true difference of one.

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We are the makers of possible 

BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world. Advancing the world of health™ is our Purpose, and it’s no small feat. It takes the imagination and passion of all of us—from design and engineering to the manufacturing and marketing of our billions of MedTech products per year—to look at the impossible and find transformative solutions that turn dreams into possibilities. 

We believe that the human element, across our global teams, is what allows us to continually evolve. Join us and discover an environment in which you’ll be supported to learn, grow and become your best self. Become a maker of possible with us. 

The R&D Staff Packaging Engineer will impact health care and the MDS business groups by driving commercialization of new products and design changes for current products through development, qualification and launch phases.

The R&D Staff Packaging Engineer contributes to building organizational effectiveness through creating, using and sharing standard processes; leading and mentoring others; seeking and providing training; driving technical and workflow innovation.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Subject matter expertise (SME) on packaging design for Class II and III medical device, pharmaceutical and combination products.

  • Technical leader of the design, development, and qualification of packaging systems for new and existing products.  Independently develops and drives strategies for:

    • Design Development: Develops packaging designs, DOE’s, edge of failure analysis, process development and design verification.

    • Design for Manufacturability (DFM): Assess manufacturability, material selection, development of packaging processes for new or existing packaging systems.

    • Defining Packaging Requirements: Translate customers and regulatory needs into engineering requirements and specifications.

  • Leads multiple, complex, high-volume projects at one time.

  • Implement DFSS tools through the design selection and development process, deploying statistical and analytical tools.

  • Internal technical packaging SME and mentor for other packaging engineers

Education and Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Packaging, Mechanical, Materials Engineering or a related Science/Engineering field is required. A post-graduate degree (MSc or PhD) is preferred.

  • A minimum of 8 years of experience in packaging of medical devices, pharmaceutical and/or combination products is required.

  • A demonstrated track record of technical influential leadership and delivering results

  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills

  • Ability to tactfully advise decision-maker

Knowledge and Skills:


  • Detailed knowledge of ISO-11607-1 and -2, ISO 13485, medical device packaging ASTMs, cGMP and medical device validation methodology

  • Packaging systems, medical device class II and III, design verification and validation experience for primary, secondary and tertiary; flexible and rigid packaging applications

  • Experience with different medical device package designs (i.e. FFS pouch, top lid rigid trays, pre-made pouches, etc)

  • Proficiency using solid modeling tools (SolidWorks preferred)

  • Proven experience on forming and sealing packaging processes

  • Experience using design for six sigma (DFSS) elements for packaging systems design and/or analysis

  • Statistical analysis using Minitab software (i.e. DOE, process capability, analysis of variances)

  • Understanding of sterilization technologies (i.e. radiation and gas) and their impact on medical device packaging

  • Proven expertise on technical critical thinking interpreting data results, demonstrating equivalency and/or technical rationales for medical device packaging design systems

  • Proven experience following medical device design control


  • Experience on DOT, IATA and IMDG regulations for the shipment of hazardous materials

  • V&V experience for drug containers

  • Proven expertise in finite element analysis

  • Proven use of engineering first principles analysis

  • Container closure USP standard & WHO guidelines

For certain roles at BD, employment is contingent upon the Company’s receipt of sufficient proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In some locations, testing for COVID-19 may be available and/or required. Consistent with BD’s Workplace Accommodations Policy, requests for accommodation will be considered pursuant to applicable law.

Why Join Us?

A career at BD means being part of a team that values your opinions and contributions and that encourages you to bring your authentic self to work. It’s also a place where we help each other be great, we do what’s right, we hold each other accountable, and learn and improve every day.  

To find purpose in the possibilities, we need people who can see the bigger picture, who understand the human story that underpins everything we do. We welcome people with the imagination and drive to help us reinvent the future of health. At BD, you’ll discover a culture in which you can learn, grow, and thrive. And find satisfaction in doing your part to make the world a better place.  

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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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Advancing the world of health™

BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health™ by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. BD helps customers enhance outcomes, lower costs, increase efficiencies, improve safety and expand access to health care.

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Staff Engineer

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Senior Program Manager

BD is full of passionate, loyal, and driven people that have a common goal of advancing healthcare without sacrificing quality or service.

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