Associate Engineer, Sustaining

Date: Mar 12, 2023

Location: Morrisville, NC, US

Company: Teleflex

Expected Travel: Up to 25%

Requisition ID: 7936


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


Anesthesia and Emergency Medicine - At Teleflex, we promote the use of advanced anesthesia and emergency medicine techniques to help improve outcomes and reduce healthcare costs. We equip clinicians with some of the most advanced medical devices on the market today, from our world-class brands including: 

  • LMA® and Rüsch® airway management devices designed to help reduce the risk of airway-related complications. 
  • Arrow pain management products designed to improve patients' post-operative pain experience. 
  • The Arrow® EZ-IO® System that helps address the time-critical challenge of emergency vascular access, and 
  • QuikClot® and QuickClot Control+® hemostatic devices, used by hospitals, EMS, and the military for hemorrhage control in a broad range of bleeding situations. 

Join a dynamic, growing team that offers healthcare providers advanced medical technology solutions that make a difference in patients' lives. 

Position Summary

This is an entry level engineering position supporting the Sustaining Engineering group for the Anesthesia and Emergency Medicine products lines. However, assignments may include work for other products within the Teleflex portfolio. These products are generally high-volume disposable medical devices. Incumbent organizes and manages multiple projects and ensures that they are completed in a timely manner. Assignments may focus on sustaining engineering assignments to provide creative solutions or modifications to existing products when problems arise. Performs other duties as required or assigned.

Incumbent in this job-class performs assignments including the planning and coordination, development, and implementation of engineering activities in support of changes and improvements to existing product lines and minor design changes through manufacturing scale-up. Incumbent at this level will receive occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and is required to be fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit.

Principal Responsibilities

•    Assist with the development and maintenance of Design History File documentation 
•    Prepare and coordinate the execution of protocols for the design verification of changes to existing medical devices and components.
•    Gather data on current products to support marketing, engineering, and regulatory requests. 
•    Support multiple projects and ensure their timely completion. 
•    Responsible for formal project management and related project documentation for minor design and sustaining projects.
•    Help generate design ideas for new products as well as solutions to existing products when modifications are requested.
•    Understand and assist other team members in updating and maintaining risk documentation to conform to current standards.
•    Serve as a participant in integrated core teams as the R&D representative and/or technical lead. 
•    Collaborate with integrated teams (Engineering, Quality, Regulatory) to understand technical targets and design control requirements 
•    Support sustaining engineering efforts for the manufacturing plants as applicable. Teleflex is a Global organization with manufacturing facilities in the US, Mexico, Czech Republic, Malaysia, India, and Germany. The ability to travel to international locations is mandatory. 
•    Support sustaining engineering efforts for 3rd party suppliers of Teleflex products and purchased finished goods
•    Demonstrate professional responsibilities by cooperating with personnel to achieve department objectives and maintain good employee relations, departmental goals and objectives, and interdepartmental objectives

•    Enhances personal growth and development through participation in education programs, current literature research, training meetings and workshops.
•    Participates actively in continuous quality improvement activities while complying with safety standards.
•    Maintains compliance with principles of accepted employee conduct as identified in the Teleflex employee handbook and as specified in departmental policies and procedures.

Education / Experience Requirements

•    Possession of a bachelor’s Degree in Engineering.
•    Experience in SolidWorks CADD (design/drafting) program.
•    Microsoft Office Suite, (Project, Word, and Excel). 
•    Working to comply with ISO and ASTM testing methods preferred.
•    Principles and practices of professional engineering.
•    Knowledge of regulations pertaining to medical device design and design modifications preferred.

Specialized Skills / Other Requirements

Skill Sets:
•    Strong written and verbal communication skills and attention to detail. 
•    Effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, customers, and peers.
•    Interprets a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
•    Analyzes complex, technical, and administrative problems and adopts an effective course of action.
•    Makes effective presentations to, and participates in a variety of meetings and conferences with other groups 

Ability To:
•    Demonstrate creativity and ingenuity in applying engineering principles and practices.
•    Draw solutions form a wider range of experience.
•    Organize, evaluate, and coordinate engineering studies with professional, technical, and clerical staff of a product evaluation department.
•    Prepare clear and concise protocols and reports.
•    Establish and maintain cooperative relations with those contracted in the workplace.
•    Speak and write English fluently.


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: 262-439-1894.

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.

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