Principal Mechanical Designer

Date: Jul 30, 2022

Location: Chelmsford, MA, US

Company: Teleflex

Expected Travel: Up to 10%

Requisition ID: 6490


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


Interventional - The Interventional business unit at Teleflex offers innovative medical devices that are used to diagnose and treat coronary and peripheral vascular diseases. We place a strategic emphasis on complex coronary and peripheral interventions, vascular access, bone access, specialty biologic treatments and cardiac assist. Our current Interventional products include a broad range of clinically relevant solutions, such as our GuideLiner® and Turnpike® Catheters, AC3 Optimus™ Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump and OnControl® Powered Bone Access System. With a strong R&D footprint and pipeline, our fast-growing Interventional business unit is poised to continue the development of new technologies to serve critically ill patients for years to come. 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 Principal Mechanical Designer’s primary job function is to create and develop 3D CAD models and 2D drawings to support new product development.  This position supports all phases of new product development from concept through product launch, working cross-functionally with engineering teams.


Principal Responsibilities

  • Provides engineering support and technical leadership for new product design and development, existing product modifications, and/or process design, development and improvement, and performance evaluation.
  • Lead design and development CAD work streams for R&D in new product development projects from concept to commercialization. 
  • Responsible for creating 3D CAD designs from early-stage concepts through detailed production drawings and requirements for new product design, tooling, fixturing, gauges etc. 
  • Lead and participate in design reviews at critical stages of new product development process. 
  • Participate and contribute in project team meetings, ensuring design development deliverables.
  • Leverage expert knowledge and experience of mechanical design, established engineering principals, manufacturing processes, and materials in design projects. 
  • Verifies completed CAD models and drawings for clarity, completeness, conformity to standards, procedures, specifications, and accuracy of calculations for dimensioning and tolerancing
  • Identifies errors in design work, omissions, and other deficiencies, and recommends revisions and/or improvements in drawings to design owners
  • Facilitate procurement of prototypes, tooling, fixtures, gages, and auxiliary equipment with vendors on design projects.
  • Provide mentoring and training to peers and junior team members on advanced 3D CAD modeling functions, and design best practices
  • Provide design and drafting support across the organization as needed
  • Lead continuous improvement projects for the department
  • Support risk management activities for medical devices in new product development 

Note: 75% of this job involves direct R&D activities

Education / Experience Requirements

  • Associates or technical degree in Engineering Drafting and Design CAD/CAM
  • 15+ years of experience in design and development of medical devices
  • 10+ years of experience using Solid Works & PDM 
  • 5 years of experience using Oracle Agile PLM software or equivalent

Specialized Skills / Other Requirements

  • Proficient in MS Office applications.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Proficient at communicating effectively across functions to achieve common goals.
  • Experience with tolerance stack analysis and application to components and assemblies 
  • Advanced knowledge of technologies related to catheter design and construction, such as extrusion, injection molding, adhesive, thermal bonding, welding, core winding, and reflow processing
  • Expert knowledge of Solid Works design methods including, assemblies, subassemblies, drawings surfacing, sweeps, sheet metal, injection mold design, templates, start parts and assemblies, custom properties, BOMs, top-down design methods, etc. 
  • Expert knowledge of manufacturing technologies: milling, drilling, turning, EDM, deburring, welding, broaching, stamping, extrusion, injection molding, etc. 
  • Advanced knowledge of additive manufacturing technologies and materials: FDM, SLS, SLA, Polyjet, etc.
  • Advanced knowledge and application of ASME Y14.5-2009 Dimensioning and Tolerancing for Engineering Drawings standard including Geometric Tolerance and Dimensioning (GD&T)
  • Experience with and working knowledge of ISO9000, FDA requirements.
  • Ability to manage dynamic workload and prioritize small and large tasks efficiently.
  • Attention to detail. Ability to manipulate small pieces of data with accuracy and focus, identifying information that does not fit and implement solutions.
  • High mechacial aptitude and strong problem solving/decision-making skills. Ability to think criticaly and implement solutions independently.
  • Communicate effectively to team members and management on project schedules, action items, areas of risk, setbacks, and next steps.
  • Competencies - incumbent must have proven abiilty to:
    • Manages Complexity: Makes sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems. Asks the right questions to accurately analyze situations; acquires data from multiple and diverse sources when solving problems; uncovers root causes to difficult problems; evaluates pros and cons, risks and benefits of different solution options.
    • Drives Results: Consistently achieves results, even under tough circumstances. Has a strong bottom-line orientation; persists in accomplishing objectives despite obstacles and setbacks; has a track record of exceeding goals successfully; pushes self and helps others achieve results. 
    • Persuades: Uses compelling arguments to gain the support and commitment of others. Positions views and arguments appropriately to win support; convinces others to take action; negotiates skillfully in tough situations; wins concessions without damaging relationships; responds effectively to the reactions and positions of others.
    • Cultivates innovation: Creates new and better ways for the organization to be successful. Comes up with useful ideas that are new, better, or unique; introduces new ways of looking at problems; can take a creative idea and put it into practice; encourages diverse thinking to promote and nurture innovation



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.

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