R&D Engineering Intern - Design Development

Date: Nov 8, 2023

Location: Maple Grove, MN, US

Company: Teleflex

Expected Travel: None

Requisition ID: 9304


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.


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 employee is responsible for completing tasks and projects as assigned by engineering. The goal is to introduce the employee to the professional world while still completing value-added tasks.  This is a full-time (40 hours per week) summer internship from May to mid-August 2024, based in Maple Grove, MN.

Principal Responsibilities

•    Work on value-added engineering projects.
o    Example: Design a fixture to make a process more consistent. Use Solidworks to model the fixture and have a prototype created (3D Print, CNC Mill, etc.).
o    Example: Create DOEs (Design of Experiments) to determine how physical properties (tensile strength, kink resistance, torque) are changed by altering materials.
•    Assist with document changes and learn document change process.
•    Participates in overall product development program management including regular meetings and discussions around project priorities and project status updates.
•    Prototypes development devices. 
•    Works closely with technicians and assemblers in the manufacturing of medical devices.
•    Follows quality procedures and product documentation during the manufacturing and development process. 
•    Utilize and understand the Teleflex documentation system.
•    Capable of creating validation protocols including IQ, OQ, and PQ.
•    Assist with problem-solving and root-cause analysis.
•    Collect, process and analyze data.
•    Other duties as assigned.

Education / Experience Requirements

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

Specialized Skills / Other Requirements

•    Experience with Microsoft Office Suite. Strong Microsoft Word and Excel skills.
•    Strong technical writing and verbal communication skills.
•    Willingness to learn and ask questions.
•    Ability to collaborate with others.
•    Ability to problem solve and work independently.


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.