MDR Quality Engineer

Date: Sep 15, 2023

Location: Chelmsford, MA, US

Company: Teleflex

Expected Travel: Up to 10%

Requisition ID: 8431


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


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

The MDR, Quality Assurance Engineer will provide Quality Engineering support to the Quality Management System for the Chelmsford site. 

The primary purposes and objectives include:
•    Nonconformance and Corrective & Preventive Action coordination and processing.
•    Support the Incoming & In-Process Inspectors with Nonconformance Activities.
•    Provide input and gather data for the monthly Quality System Review Board (QSRB).
•    Provide input and gather data for the quarterly Quality Management Reviews (QMR).
•    Support the Value Stream as a Quality Engineer (QE) on NC and CAPA investigations.
•    Support the Value Stream as a Quality Engineer with risk evaluation and field corrective actions (EIF) as needed.
•    Internal & external auditing responsibilities and support. 
•    Support the training department as needed.
•    Quality improvement projects; and 
•    Maintain compliance with Teleflex Global & local procedures and policies.

Principal Responsibilities

The key areas of responsibility are:
•    Nonconformance (NC) and CAPA processing – lead quality activities such as inspection methods, NC containment, correction, closure and CAPAs; and drive improvement through analysis of trend data. 
•    Support Incoming & In-Process Inspection teams.
•    Prepare QSRB and QMR slides as needed.
•    Support the Value stream with investigations required for field corrective actions including risk evaluation.
•    Perform internal audits and support supplier corrective actions as needed.
•    Quality & Cost Improvement Projects – lead and participate on key short-term projects on product or process improvements.
•    Production & Process Controls – review, change and approve manufacturing procedures; test method validations; Quality Inspection plans and Process run sheets 
•    Auditing – routinely perform internal and process related audits. Participate in vendor audits if necessary. Support the Back Room during regulatory and notified body audits. 
•    Documentation Control – perform change controls (ADC/ECOs) as needed. 
•    Training – Perform QA training certifications on new production operators as needed.
•    Support Engineering with new product development with quality planning, risk evaluation and validation. 
•    Perform any additional QA tasks, as assigned by QA Manager or Plant Manager. 

This position requires direct contact with an implantable device.      ☐ Yes     ☒ No 

Education / Experience Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in engineering, chemistry, physical science, or a related field is preferred, or 3+ years of Quality Assurance experience working in a medical device manufacturing environment.
•    Experience in a manufacturing environment, with a preference for a regulated or medical devices industry. 

Specialized Skills / Other Requirements

•    Knowledge of QSR, CFR, cGMP, and ISO regulations (required)
•    Computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required. 
•    Experience with Minitab and SAP, ERP is preferred. 
•    Working knowledge and/or experience with SAP and AGILE strongly preferred.
•    Statistical Techniques preferred (DOE, SPC, and Gage R&R).
•    Problem solving skills and experience with Root Cause Analysis tools (6M, Cause-Effect, 5Ws etc)
•    Good listening, verbal and written communication skills 
•    Excellent interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.
•    Ability to prioritize and adapt to shifting priorities.
•    Ability to work independently with limited supervision.

TRAVEL REQUIRED: As needed to support customers < 5%


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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