Enterprise Excellence Engineer (Continuous Improvement)

Date: May 17, 2023

Location: Chelmsford, MA, US

Company: Teleflex

Expected Travel: Up to 10%

Requisition ID: 8160


About Teleflex Incorporated

Teleflex is a global provider of clinically effective medical technologies designed to improve the health and quality of people’s lives. We apply purpose driven innovation – a relentless pursuit of identifying unmet clinical needs – to benefit patients and healthcare providers. Our portfolio is diverse, with solutions in the fields of vascular and interventional access, interventional cardiology, surgical, anesthesia, cardiac care, interventional urology, urology, emergency medicine and respiratory care. Teleflex employees worldwide are united in the understanding that what we do every day makes a difference. For more information, please visit teleflex.com.


Global Operations - Global Operations is a complex and diverse organization within the company which is responsible for product fulfilment to all our customers from end to end. We pride ourselves on being totally Customer Centric in our unrelenting focus on Improving Quality, Service and Value as perceived by our customers. Our employees are dedicated to the Global Operations Enterprise Excellence journey. Join a dynamic, growing team that offers healthcare providers an array of medical technology solutions that make a difference in patients’ lives.

Position Summary

Teleflex provides solutions that improve the health and quality of people’s lives. It’s the reason our organization exists and what inspires and challenges us all to do better every day. We are driven to continuously improve how we deliver that value by ensuring our products are of the highest quality, are delivered on time, and at an affordable price.

The Enterprise Excellence Engineer provides hands-on support to transform the business by developing and implementing systems that continuously improve the flow of value and challenge people to think and fix problems daily.

Principal Responsibilities

•    Assist with the implementation and execution of the site transformation and Enterprise Excellence strategy.
•    Complete or assist with completing process improvement projects in collaboration with the site and regional teams.
•    Apply process improvement tools and methodologies including but not limited to, Structured Problem Solving, Value Creation, Waste Elimination, Visual Management, 5S plus Safety, Standard Work, Error Proofing, and SMED.
•    Actively participate in daily (production) management and daily problem-solving activities, primarily at the line and value stream levels.  Participate in plant-level activities as required.
•    Apply engineering and analytical practices in support of process improvement
•    Assist with planning, organization, and execution of Rapid Improvement Events (Kaizen Events)
•    Apply benchmarking and best practice sharing to expand improvements.
•    Adhere to company policies and procedures.
•    Perform other duties as assigned.

Education / Experience Requirements

•    High School Diploma or GED equivalent (required)
•    Bachelor’s Degree (required) or Higher Education, Focus on Industrial, Manufacturing, or related field (preferred).
•    4+ years of working experience in Enterprise Excellence.
•    Prior experience in manufacturing or distribution (preferred).
•    Broad application of basic and advanced engineering, analytical, and Enterprise Excellence concepts.
•    Lean Practitioner, Six Sigma, or related Certifications (preferred)

Specialized Skills / Other Requirements

•    Proficiency with computer business applications Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), and advanced applications (Visio, MS Project, CAD, Minitab, etc.)
•    Knowledge of Shingo Model; Training Within Industry (TWI) Methodology; Value Stream Mapping; Statistical Methods (preferred).

Demonstrates Functional Mastery

•    Engages in continuous learning
•    Fully understands standard practices and procedures; actively develops and improves them.
•    Exercises judgment to determine appropriate actions and influence others.
•    Resolves a wide range of issues of moderate to complex scope.
•    Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.    
•    Assertive with a high level of self-motivation and initiative; willing to ask for assistance when needed.
•    Complete routine tasks with minimal instruction and new tasks with general instructions.
•    Adept at relationship building across functions and geography to effectively work with and leverage centers of excellence. 
•    Proven ability to drive change and lead in projects.

Key Relationships / Interfaces

•    Frequent:  Front Line and Middle-Level Staff and Management (Site)
•    Moderate: Senior Plant Leadership and Staff (Site); Outside Business Partners
•    Rare: Senior and Executive Leadership (Regional/Global)


Teleflex, Inc. is an affirmative action & equal opportunity employer. D/V/M/F. Applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status. If you require accommodation to apply for a position, please contact us at: 262-439-1894.

Teleflex is the home of Arrow®, Deknatel®, Hudson RCI®, LMA®, Pilling®, Rüsch®, UroLift® and Weck® – trusted brands united by a common sense of purpose. Teleflex, the Teleflex logo, Arrow, Deknatel, Hudson RCI, LMA, Pilling, Rüsch, UroLift and Weck are trademarks or registered trademarks of Teleflex Incorporated or its affiliates, in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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