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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Staff Packaging Engineer in Vernon Hills, Illinois

Job Description Summary

Job Description


Medication Delivery Solutions (MDS), with $4B in annual revenues, is the largest Business Unit (BU) across BDX. MDS products are designed to optimize medication delivery and include vascular access devices (peripheral and central IV catheters, acute dialysis catheters, port access, and guidance technologies), vascular management systems (flush, disinfecting caps, vascular skin antisepsis, dressing, and stabilization devices), hazardous drug handling and testing solutions, infusion specialty disposables (IV sets, connectors), injection systems (hypodermic needles and syringes, enterals, anesthesia needles and kits, sharps collectors), and BD Intelliportâ„¢ (for clinical medication management).

Role Description & Key Success Factors

The Staff Engineer will be part of Packaging Center of Excellence (CoE), responsible for developing and implementing new packaging designs following the established design control processes and procedures, focusing on identifying and deploying new technologies, new designs and innovative ideas to improve packaging performance, user experience and business outcomes. This role will require close communication and coordination across the organization, with R&D, Marketing, Regulatory, Medical Affairs, Manufacturing and Business Development. The incumbent is expected to extensively leverage external packaging ecosystem including academic, external labs, industry suppliers, packaging industry experts.


  • Lead the design, development and qualification of packaging systems for new and existing products which may include feasibility studies, sealing and/or forming characterization, process development and design verification

  • Support Packaging CoE portfolio innovation pipeline through research, ideation, collaboration, development and execution

  • Translate customer needs into engineering requirements leading to specific packaging, and process specifications.

  • Implement DFSS rigor throughout the design selection and development process, leveraging and deploying empirical, statistical and analytical tools which will improve design decisions and reduce design iteration cycle times.

  • Assess manufacturability of new packaging designs, development of packaging processes, selection and justification of the appropriate capital equipment and changes to existing packaging designs and processes; Develop and execute packaging strategies for optimizing equipment usage and operational efficiency

  • Solve technical challenges drawing on a combination of experience, sound judgment, problem-solving skills, engineering first principles, and advanced engineering methods

  • Collaborate with R&D, Project Management and other cross-functional partners to drive timelines and accountability for sustaining engineering, new product development, innovation and cost reduction initiatives

  • Effectively communicate and influence decisions within cross-functional teams as well as functional and business leadership reviews

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

  • Provide senior technical leadership, advanced engineering skills, and project management skills toward development and execution of technology strategy and roadmap within the packaging design area

  • Comply with all local, state, federal, and BD safety regulations, policies, and procedures.

  • Comply with all local BD quality policies, procedures, and practices through consistent application of sound quality assurance principles.


  • 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.

  • At least 7 years of proven experience in Medical Device and/or Pharmaceutical industries is required

  • Expertise in Medical Device Packaging, test methods, standards and processes

  • Packaging system verification and validation experience of flexible and rigid packaging applications

  • Thorough knowledge of the following standards: ISO 11607, ISO 13485, ASTM, cGMP and FDA validation methodology

  • Knowledge of stage gate product development process preferred

  • Demonstrated expertise in relevant computer aided design (CAD) tools is required.

  • In-depth understanding of statistical tools including descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing and analyses of variance is required. DMAIC or DFSS certification strongly desirable.

  • Experience working in cross-function team including R&D, Manufacturing, Quality, Medical, Regulatory, Procurement, Marketing.

  • Solid understanding of disciplined product development processes, regulatory and quality requirements, high-volume manufacturing practices.

  • Experience of driving decisions within highly matrixed, cross-functional teams.

  • Deep technical curiosity, courage and drive for advancing bold and ambitious ideas that provide better options for patients and caregivers

  • Possess a high degree of motivation, bring an energetic and energizing approach to all engagement

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

Primary Work Location

USA IL - Vernon Hills

Additional Locations

USA NJ - Franklin Lakes, USA UT - Salt Lake City, USA UT - Sandy

Work Shift

US BD 1st Shift 8am-430pm (United States of America)

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