Engineer 1

Date: 25 Mar 2024

Location: Limerick, M, IE

Company: Teleflex

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.

OEM - Teleflex Medical OEM is a leading global provider of product development and production services for medical device manufacturers. We set ourselves apart with deep expertise, decades of experience, a dedication to design for manufacturability, and extensive, in-house capabilities, which include engineering, regulatory services, material selection and formulation, prototyping, manufacturing, assembly and packaging. We deliver industry-changing innovations and next-generation solutions for extrusions; diagnostic and interventional catheters; balloons and balloon catheters; sheath/dilator sets; specialty sutures, braids and fibers; and bioabsorbable sutures, yarns and resins. Join a dynamic, growing team that offers healthcare providers an array of medical technology solutions that make a difference in patients’ lives. 

Position Summary

As a member of the OEM Engineering group, this role will provide engineering support to manufacturing, new product development and new technology development activities within the Limerick site. Specific focus area will be assigned based on business need. 

Principal Responsibilities

Key responsibilities will include (but are not limited) to the following:
•    Coordinates and performs work within areas of ownership. Measures and manages team performance as required.
•    Actively participate in cross functional teams and value stream initiatives to meet company goals.
•    Represents Teleflex in customer interactions including customer visits in a professional, constructive and commercially aware manner. 
•    Ensures that customer expectations are managed and met in all areas of business interaction.
•    Works with Teleflex Customer Services, Sales, value stream teams to facilitate professional and timely delivery of information relating to quotes, orders, deliveries, complaints and other queries as they arise.
•    Leads Product development, new process development or process improvement projects achieving the required standard in cost management, quality assurance, health and safety assurance, productivity and sales growth.
•    Carries out day to day engineering functions including but not limited to:
o    Process characterisation
o    DOE 
o    Production support
o    Validations
o    FMEA
o    Problem solving
o    Statistical analysis
o    Tooling management and design
o    Equipment purchase, commissioning and installation

•    Upgrade of current, and the development of new equipment and processes including tooling, jigs and fixtures.
•    Validation and development of manufacturing processes including materials and processing technology.
•    Source and manage vendors for the supply of new equipment and processes.
•    Generate and maintain quality documentation, work instructions and CAPA’s in accordance with compliance with relevant standards, ISO 13485, F.D.A, G.M.P. for medical devices, and environmental health and safety.
•    Ensure full compliance with regulatory requirements.
•    Ensure Quality and EHS policies and procedures are adhered to at all times.
 

Education / Experience Requirements

•    Third level relevant Engineering Degree
•   2 to 3 years' experience in a regulated industry such as medical device/pharma/automotive or food industry or 4+ years experience from outside of these industries
•    Basic Project management skills
•    Genuine Interest in Engineering and medical device development.
•    A strong technical aptitude and deep understanding of catheter manufacturing processes would be an advantage.
•    Statistical analysis
•    Structured Problem Solving techniques
•    Understanding of Lean Principles
•    Ability to drive projects to completion
•    Technical report writing 
•    Process validations/FMEA's and protocols
•    Understanding of Health & Safety - Machine safety, basic Ergonomics, electrical safety, Chemical safety 
•    Ability to generate and understanding technical drawing (AutoCAD/Inventor) 
•    Understanding of new product introduction process
•    Ability to influence employees that do not report directly

Specialized Skills / Other Requirements

•    Ability to communicate technical information and concepts to a prospective customer in a clear format
•    Ability to understand customer relationships
•    Ability to generate appropriate relationships with customers and vendors
•    Ability to deal with difficult customer communications
•    Ability to influence customers where necessary

•    Ability to work in a fluid, demanding environment
•    Understanding and appreciation of Teleflex ethics Standards
•    Thorough understanding of Teleflex processes and products

Teleflex is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants will be considered without regard to age, gender, race, civil status, family status, sexual orientation, disability, religion and/or membership of the traveller community.   If you require accommodation to apply for a position, please contact us at talent.emea@teleflex.com.

Diversity fosters innovative thinking and entrepreneurship and that’s what we are about at Teleflex.  We trust and value our people and their diversity and we make it fun to work here.  We are on a journey to ensure our workplaces mirror the patients we serve and the communities we operate in.Our approach is simple, we embrace everyone and want them to feel they belong here.We are building a culture where all employees can bring their best and unique selves to work.If that appeals to you, we would love to hear from you. Come join a company where diversity is sought out and inclusivity is how we progress.

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.