Sustaining Engineer I

Date: Nov 16, 2023

Location: Mansfield, MA, US

Company: Teleflex

Expected Travel: Up to 25%

Requisition ID: 9387


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


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

The Sustaining Engineer I (SUSE I) is responsible for assisting and supporting the execution and oversight of Sustaining Engineering projects within the OEM Performance Fibers (sutures) business unit. With a focus on existing products/business such as supplier changes, regulatory and compliance driven projects, cost improvement projects, process development and improvement, as well as design changes, they are responsible for supporting or leading Sustaining projects of low complexity with minimal guidance, and more complex projects with a moderate to high level of guidance.  
The SUSE I is expected to have a basic understanding of development, manufacturing, Design Control, medical device regulation, and project management. They will be expected to successfully support and carry out project deliverables/sustaining functions with a focus on quality, compliance, and customer needs. 
The scope of products for which the SUSE I will be responsible for supporting includes sterile and non-sterile suture components, contract manufactured suture products, and sterile suture devices for the Mansfield, MA, Coventry, CT, and Nuevo Laredo, MX facilities. 

Principal Responsibilities

•    Support or lead Sustaining projects and project activities of low complexity with minimal guidance, and more complex projects with a moderate to high level of guidance.  
•    Support moderate to highly complex Sustaining projects with a high level of guidance.
•    Draft and route project initiation documents, identifying the required deliverables per local and global procedures, as well as governing regulations, with moderate guidance.
•    Interface with cross-functional teams to track project deliverables, responsibility, and progress.
•    Coordinate and execute activities supporting Sustaining initiatives and continuous improvement efforts such as procedure revisions, drawing reviews, creation of guidance documents, etc. 
•    Utilize available data to build timelines, task trackers, risk registers, meeting cadences, etc. based on basic knowledge of project management processes with moderate guidance. 
•    Assist with quoting exercises such as component sourcing, identification of project deliverables and risks, and timeline estimation, with guidance.
•    Review and prepare status reports, modify schedules, and project plans as required.
•    Manage stakeholder communication to ensure project status and/or related issues are effectively communicated. Collaborate with sales and customer care to support customer communications.
•    Support technical needs and inquiries for Sales, Quality, Regulatory, Marketing and other cross-functional teams. 
•    Investigate and identify design control requirements with guidance. 
•    Understand basic product capabilities to support Performance Fibers projects and initiatives. 
•    Review and create product/customer specification documents based on internally validated specifications and inspection criteria.
•    Generate validation and verification protocols/reports, draft and review product labeling, initiate and manage sterility and biocompatibility assessments as well as other design control related documents with a high to moderate level of guidance. 
•    Ensure Teleflex Medical OEM suture products meet customer and quality system requirements. 
•    Support root cause analysis investigations and customer or project related problem resolution activities.
•    Coordinate and support proper creation and maintenance of drawings, procedures, design documents (DFMEA, FMEA, Traceability Matrix, etc) as well as other technical documentation.
•    Ensure projects are developed and documented compliant with the Quality System.
•    Collaborate to develop quality assurance, testing, regulatory compliance, and quality plans.
•    Support, lead and participate in design control reviews with guidance as needed.
•    Adhere to and ensure the compliance of Teleflex's Code of Conduct, all Company policies, rules, procedures and housekeeping standards.
•    Employ an entrepreneurial spirit and mindset to support growth of the team and business.
•    Other responsibilities as required. 

Education / Experience Requirements

•    Bachelor of Science in an Engineering or related technical discipline.
•    0-3 years of experience in medical device, regulated industry, or related field. 

Specialized Skills / Other Requirements

•    Has basic understanding of development and manufacturing processes.
•    Is able to utilize available data to build timelines, task trackers, risk registers, meeting cadences, etc. based on basic knowledge of project management processes with moderate guidance.
•    Demonstrates ownership of assigned tasks and takes responsibility for outcome. Works with direct manager to develop skillset with a view to individual execution. Develops proposed path based on sound logic and available information, with some guidance from direct manager.
•    Ability to maintain a positive attitude and takes ownership and constructively collaborates with colleagues at all levels of the organization.
•    Acknowledges conflict and works to constructively resolve, with support as needed. Understands the importance of multiple perspectives on a situation.
•    Practices active communication internally. Can effectively communicate with customers with support.
•    Has technical depth of understanding in SME areas in order to communicate technical feasibility of manufacturing.
•    Exhibits the determination and curiosity to solve problems. 
•    Employs a systematic structured approach to problem-solving with little guidance.
•    Ability to handle multiple tasks and to prioritize/schedule work to meet project needs with routine supervision.
•    Experience with Microsoft Office – PC, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

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: 877-880-8588 or

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