Mechanical Drafter

Date: Jul 13, 2024

Location: Maple Grove, MN, US

Company: Teleflex

Expected Travel: Up to 10%

Requisition ID: 10527


About Teleflex Incorporated

As a global provider of medical technologies, Teleflex is driven by our purpose to improve the health and quality of people’s lives. Through our vision to become the most trusted partner in healthcare, we offer a diverse portfolio with solutions in the therapy areas of anesthesia, emergency medicine, interventional cardiology and radiology, surgical, vascular access, and urology. We believe that the potential of great people, purpose-driven innovation, and world-class products can shape the future direction of healthcare. 
Teleflex is the home of Arrow™, Barrigel™, Deknatel™, QuikClot™, LMA™, Pilling™, Rüsch™, UroLift™ and Weck™ – trusted brands united by a common sense of purpose.
At Teleflex, we are empowering the future of healthcare.  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 Mechanical Drafter is responsible for maintaining Mechanical Drawings using Computer Aided Design (CAD) software for Teleflex products and tooling through Engineering Change Orders/ ECO/CO process.  With management review, this role is responsible for coordinating and prioritizing their workload to complete ECO/CO and other assignments within department metrics and due dates.  

Principal Responsibilities

•    Updates mechanical drawings per ECO/CO redline instructions using CAD software.
•    Ensures new drawings and drawing revisions follow quality system drafting standards and work instructions.
•    Responsible for CAD file revisions, workflows, and accuracy in Project Data Management (PDM) database/vault.
•    Manage and prioritize ECO/CO workload, ensuring accuracy and completeness of drafting work following quality systems and department work instructions. 
•    Recommends process improvements to work instructions and ECO/CO process, ensuring compliance with FDA QSR’s and ISO requirements.
•    Coordinates with other departments on ECO/CO processing and system/process improvements
•    Develop 3D CAD models and 2D drawings for jigs, fixtures, gages and auxiliary equipment leveraging design experience and department design standards and best practices. 
•    Provide design and drafting support across the organization as needed.
•    Supports building and testing of prototype designs concepts for products and tooling/fixturing using additive and subtractive prototyping technologies.    

Education / Experience Requirements

•    Associates or technical degree in Engineering Drafting and Design CAD/CAM preferred.
•    1 year of experience in design and development of medical devices preferred.
•    2 years of experience using Solid Works & PDM 
•    1 year of experience in document control using PLM and ERP software, Oracle Agile/SAP preferred.
•    Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, etc. Adobe Acrobat

Specialized Skills / Other Requirements

•    Skilled in SolidWorks software, creating and modifying, 2D drawings, 3D parts and assemblies. 
•    General knowledge of manufacturing technologies: milling, drilling, turning, EDM, deburring, welding, broaching, stamping, extrusion, injection molding, etc. 
•    General knowledge of additive manufacturing technologies and materials: FDM, SLS, SLA, Polyjet, etc.
•    General understanding and application of ASME Y14.5-2018 Dimensioning and Tolerancing for Engineering Drawings standards

•    General knowledge of technologies related to catheter design and construction, such as extrusion, injection molding, adhesive, thermal bonding, welding, core winding, and reflow processing 
•    Experience working in a regulated industry
•    Mechacial aptitude and problem solving/decision-making skills. Ability to think criticaly and implement solutions independently.
•    Excellent oral and written communication skills. Experience with communicating effectively across functions to achieve common goals.
•    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.
•    Competencies - incumbent must have proven abiilty to:
o    Instills Trust - Gains the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity. Follows through on commitments; is seen as direct and truthful; keeps confidences; practices what he/she teaches; shows consistency between words and actions.
o    Courage - Steps up to address difficult issues, saying what needs to be said. Readily tackles tough assignments; faces difficult issues and supports others who do the same; provides direct and actionable feedback; is willing to champion an idea or position despite dissent or political risk.
o    Decision Quality - Makes good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward. Makes sound decisions, even in the absence of complete information.
o    Plans and Aligns - Plans and prioritizes work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals. Sets objectives to align with broader organizational goals; breaks down objectives into appropriate initiatives and actions; stages activities with relevant milestones and schedules; anticipates and adjusts effective contingency plans.
o    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.
Optimizes Work Processes - Knows the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement. Identifies and creates the processes necessary to get work done; separates and combines activities into efficient workflow; designs processes and procedures that allow managing from a distance; seeks ways to improve processes, from small tweaks to complete reengineering.

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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