Manager, Sustaining Engineering

Date: Feb 2, 2024

Location: Maple Grove, MN, US

Company: Teleflex

Expected Travel: Up to 10%

Requisition ID: 9416


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

•    Manage sustaining engineering activities for existing Interventional BU products (continuation engineering) across all geographic locations.
•    Develop and manage operational and personnel budgets for Sustaining and Remediation activities.
•    Manage and execute product integration and transfer between Business Units and/or resulting from Merger and Acquisition activities.

Principal Responsibilities

•    Manage R&D aspects of engineering activities for existing products (continuation engineering) and product transfers including initiatives from Marketing, Operations, Regulatory and Quality.
•    Compile and provide budget inputs to yearly AOP process. Support budget annually to meet business objectives.
•    Understand, work within and lead through complexities of multiples locations and quality systems to ensure product integrity and execute the strategic direction of the business
•    Assist business development with input to strategic plans regarding M&A, partnerships, and distributed product.  Oversee and direct operating procedures to control distributed and acquired product activities.
•    Oversee a team of engineers to execute various Sustaining initiatives.
•    Make fact based and data driven decisions on both technology and design controls.
•    Lead complex sustaining projects from concept to completion.
•    Build a robust sustaining engineering function through hiring and development of engineers. to preserve design intent and performance (research, plan, evaluate/test and draw conclusions/recommendations). Typical sources of design evaluations are improved product safety, quality, and/or regulatory compliance.  Manage projects to reduce cost through material/design changes.
•    Guide Sustaining Engineering team to manage projects through end of life/obsolescence.

Education / Experience Requirements

•    BA/BS in Engineering or physical sciences required.
•    Advanced degree in Business, Management or Engineering preferred.
•    Seven years of relevant experience required.

Specialized Skills / Other Requirements

•    Knowledge of clinical applications and associated product requirements with the ability to translate these requirements into detailed specifications.  
•    Familiarity with materials, processes and equipment common to disposable medical devices (e.g. PTCA catheters). 
•    Experience and knowledge in test method development and metrology. 
•    Demonstrated skill in project and personnel management. 
•    Ability to navigate different quality systems, industry guidance standards, and medical device regulations.


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

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.