Job Description Summary # Job Description Play a meaningful role in the development of new life sciences technology as a reliability engineer in the R&D Impact Engineering group, enabling our products to realize their promise to improve human health. Guide the project teams though defect prioritization, failure analysis, root cause investigation, corrective action implementation, and final validation. Assess program and technical risk through data-driven statistical analysis. Be a facilitator of best practices to ensure robust design, detailed risk assessment, and cross-functional transparency and alignment. Be an ambassador of customer experience, design quality, and reliability. Primary duties include the following: + Oversee and monitor multiple reliability projects. + Provide reliability risk assessments to cross-functional teams and executive leadership. + Build and implement test plans to optimally mitigate risks in new product designs. + Facilitate and direct multidisciplinary discussions to evaluate technical risk through FMEA. + Author and execute test plans and protocols. + Leverage internal and external resources to complete reliability test plans. + Record, organize, and manage large amounts of detailed test data. + Methodically analyze test data and interpret results for critical reliability decision-making. + Troubleshoot instrument failures and/or reliability issues as necessary. + Provide engineering input for new designs to ensure reliable and robust products. + Direct, execute, and document root cause investigations. + Guide the team to corrective action identification, implementation, and validation. + Escalate top issues by providing clear, well-structured, high-level updates. + Be a champion for best practices in R&D. Minimum Qualifications: Education and Experience: + Bachelor's degree in an engineering or related discipline required. + Minimum of 8 years' experience performing tests to collect experimental data and performing statistical analyses to interpret results. + Minimum of 5 years' experience in reliability engineering. + Knowledge of reliability fundamentals and understanding of reliability analysis (i.e., life predictions, product life modeling, root cause analysis, environmental testing, accelerated testing, etc.) + Knowledge and/or experience with fluidic, optical, and/or electro-mechanical systems strongly preferred. + Willingness to prepare blood samples for testing (training will be provided). + Excellent communication skills. + Demonstrated ability to perform detail-oriented work with a high degree of accuracy. Assets: + Advanced degree in Engineering related discipline strongly preferred. + Experience leading reliability engineering projects with cross functional teams strongly preferred. + Experience with test automation (LabView, Arduino, etc.). + Demonstrated ability to utilize test and measurement equipment. + Experience utilizing FMEA to guide team discussions and priorities. + Technical writing for the preparation of protocols, plans and reports. + Advanced statistical knowledge, especially related to six sigma tools and methodology, design of experiments, and reliability modeling. + Experience managing large sets of data using data processing tools such as Minitab, MATLAB, JMP, or R. 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. #LI-PRO # Primary Work LocationUSA CA - San Jose # Additional Locations # Work Shift 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.