Sr. R&D Technician

Date: May 17, 2024

Location: Maple Grove, MN, US

Company: Teleflex

Expected Travel: Up to 10%

Requisition ID: 10232 


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


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

The Sr. R&D Technician is responsible for assisting R&D Engineers in the design, development, testing, documentation, and manufacturing of new and existing products.

Principal Responsibilities

•    Facilitate and support implementation of Engineering DV pilot lines, and PVAL Production lines for R&D, including planning, setup, and training of Manufacturing operators. 
•    Create, revise, and maintain (CO, ECO) of Manufacturing Process (MP), Travelers (RT), special work orders (SWO), Test Methods (TM), and Inspection Methods (IP) for Engineering builds
•    Coordinate with Operations/Production and Test Lab for Engineering builds: Characterization, DV, PVAL for prototyping, building, and testing for R&D project teams. 
•    Accurately document Engineering builds including process inputs, process controls, boundary conditions and testing results. Responsible for controlling related reports and results. e.g. (CO, ECO).  
•    Facilitate and coordinate: design, building, purchasing, testing, calibration, installation & qualification (IQ) for equipment, tooling, manufacturing aids, gauges, and inspection equipment for R&D
•    Drive 5S improvements in R&D labs organization and processes.
•    Responsible for maintaining lab equipment, qualification, calibration, maintenance, replacement, etc. 
•    Responsible for maintaining safety and training procedures in R&D labs to ensure safe operation of lab equipment.  
•    Identify, investigate, troubleshoot design input specifications, process/quality defects, and manufacturing challenges.  Suggest and implement solutions to new product development challenges, using Engineering tools such as, failure analysis and root cause analysis. 
•    Understand and apply risk mitigation activities identified in Process risk documents (DFMEA/PFMEA).
•    Compile and analyze measurement and testing data results using Excel, Mini-Tab, or other statistical software.
•    Support manufacturing line continuous improvement strategies to improve quality, reduce cost, minimize waste, and increase throughput.  

Note: 75% of this job involves direct R&D activities.

Education / Experience Requirements

•    High School Diploma/GED required; Associates or technical degree in manufacturing technologies/engineering preferred.
•    3+ years of experience in design and development of medical devices preferred.
•    3+ years of experience using Oracle Agile PLM software or equivalent preferred.

Specialized Skills / Other Requirements

•    Proficient in MS Office applications.
•    Excellent oral and written communication skills. Proficient at communicating effectively across functions to achieve common goals.
•    Ability to manage dynamic workload and prioritize small and large tasks efficiently.
•    Working knowledge and experience implementing Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).
•    Advanced knowledge of technologies related to catheter design and construction, such as extrusion, injection molding, adhesive, thermal bonding, welding, core winding, and reflow processing.
•    Experience with and working knowledge of ISO9000, FDA requirements.
•    Working knowledge of mechanical drawings, product requirements and engineering specifications.
•    Attention to detail. Ability to manipulate small pieces of data with accuracy and focus, identifying information that does not fit and implement solutions.
•    High mechacial aptitude and strong problem solving/decision-making skills. Ability to think criticaly and implement solutions independently.


The 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.
o    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

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.