Enterprise Excellence Intern

Date: Jan 23, 2024

Location: Maple Grove, MN, US

Company: Teleflex

Expected Travel: None

Requisition ID: 9620 


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 Functions The Corporate division is the central operating unit of the company; setting strategy and policy and providing business development, finance, human resources, information technology, investor relations and legal support to the businesses. The global Company headquarters is located just outside of Philadelphia in Wayne, PA. Join a dynamic, growing team that offers healthcare providers an array of medical technology solutions that make a difference in patients’ lives.

Position Summary

GLOBAL OPERATIONS:  Global Operations is a complex and diverse organization within the company which is responsible for product fulfillment 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 Enterprise Excellence intern is responsible for assisting the implementation of Enterprise Excellence for the site, while building a culture of continuous improvement.  The Enterprise Excellence intern helps drive process improvements, set work standards, evaluate operational costs, validate capital expenditures, review operational procedures, determine the most economical process flows, and perform project management functions. 

This is a full-time intern position from May to August of 2024, to be based in Maple Grove, MN.

Principal Responsibilities

•    Complete or assist with the completion of process improvement projects in collaboration with the site manufacturing team.
•    Actively support the implementation of the Site Operations transformation roadmap.
•    Actively develop, teach, and utilize process improvement methodologies including, but not limited to
o    Safety
o    Creating Flow
o    Gemba Walks
o    5S + 8 Wastes
o    Visual Management
o    Standard Work
o    8-Step (A3) Problem Solving & Kaizen
o    Error Proofing (Poka Yoke)
o    SMED
o    Process and Value Stream Mapping

Education / Experience Requirements

•    High School Diploma or equivalent required
•    Candidates must be currently enrolled in an Industrial Engineering Bachelor’s degree program
•    Sophomore or Junior level preferred
•    Previous internship experience preferred

Specialized Skills / Other Requirements

•    Process-focused / Results -driven and displays high energy and enthusiasm in challenging the status quo and driving continuous improvement.
•    Team player with good interpersonal skills.
•    Effective verbal and written communication skills.
•    Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
•    Intermediate skill level with Microsoft Excel (creating macros is a plus).
•    Evaluates facts and solutions, comprehensively.
•    Work in a matrixed organization, across international regions
•    Able to travel as required to complete tasks and training.

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 Talent@Teleflex.com.

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.