Mechanical Engineer – Hybrid working

BD Medical
Employment Type
Not disclosed
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Job Description Summary
Be part of something bigger!

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. We have over 75,000 employees and a presence in virtually every country around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues.

Our Research and Development (R&D) Centre of Excellence in Limerick provides cutting edge technology and a creative environment to be inspired to tap into your inner genius. We are looking for amazing, passionate and dedicated people like you, where you will be at the forefront of creating and developing specialised devices, software solutions and systems to help others. You are the one who can make the difference. Join us and be a crucial part of advancing the world of health!

Job Description

BD is looking for a highly talented Mechanical Engineer to work with the design and manufacturing groups to develop robust, sustainable products that meet customer expectations and are cost effective to manufacture. You will play a key role in the process of providing DFSS input to the design and development of products.

You are the one who can make the difference. Join us and be a crucial part of advancing the world of health!

This is an initial 12 month contract role


  • Plan, coordinate, and analyse data of technical experiments at any stage of development including activities for characterization, prototype testing, and qualification.
  • Design working assemblies and detailed components for electromechanical medical devices, test jigs, and fixtures.
  • Conduct sustaining engineering activities including root-cause analysis, hypothesis testing, and Design of Experiments.
  • Work with mechanical technician to coordinate testing and supervise test setups.
  • Generate documentation (e.g. Test Protocols, Test Reports, Design Review files, etc.) of integrated systems in compliance with applicable international standards and internal quality systems
  • Work within a cross-functional team and meet with stakeholders in tackling design details, assessing field complaints, and getting input from support teams like Human Factors, Clinical Affairs, Quality, and Regulatory.
  • Interface with Manufacturing Team and external suppliers on an ongoing basis during the development and product enhancement stages to establish requirements, guide Design for Manufacturability efforts, and provide input to meet project milestones.
  • Utilise Design for Six Sigma tools as appropriate to enhance the product design.
  • Conduct risk management activities such as Failure Mode and Effect Analysis.
  • Support the ongoing compliance with requirements for Medical Devices and all associated quality system requirements.

Be Qualified:

  • University degree in Mechanical Engineering (or similar e.g. Mechatronics, Manufacturing and Automation) with 4 years plus years of relevant industrial experience in an electro-mechanical environment, preferably medical.
  • Design for Six Sigma knowledge would be highly advantageous
  • Knowledge of international standards applicable to medical devices, including ISO 60601-1.
  • Experience with detailed component design including, but not limited to: injection-moulded parts, sheet metal stamping, and machining.
  • Experience in assembly design and management including tolerance stack-up analysis.
  • Experience with data acquisition, analysis, and statistical methods is highly desirable.
  • Expertise in interdisciplinary systems, including electromechanical and electronic systems is highly desirable.
  • Experience in design verification of Medical Device in a FDA-regulated environment is preferred.
  • Familiarity with Solidworks and Minitab is highly desirable.
  • Familiarity with Finite Element Analysis is desirable.
  • Self-starter, team player, proactive, hands-, and has the ability to work with little supervision and under pressure.

If you’re a team player who is passionate about healthcare and we’ve just described your career aspirations, then please click on the APPLY button.

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Primary Work Location
IRL Limerick – Castletroy

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