Associate R&D Engineer, Sustaining

Date: Feb 6, 2024

Location: Morrisville, NC, US

Company: Teleflex

Expected Travel: Up to 25%

Requisition ID: 9788

 

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.

Anesthesia - At Teleflex, we promote the use of advanced anesthesia 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. 

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 that will support the sustaining engineering group for the anesthesia products lines. However, assignments may include work for other products within the Teleflex portfolio. Experience and background requirements should focus on disposable products. Incumbent organizes and manages multiple projects and insures projects are completed in a timely manner; Assignments may focus on sustaining engineering assignments providing creative solutions to existing products when problems arise, or modifications are requested. Performs other duties as required or assigned

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:
Incumbent in this class performs the entry level scope of assignments to plan, design and coordinate the development and implementation of engineering activities to support changes and improvements to existing products lines projects through manufacturing scale-up. Incumbent at this level receives occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit.
 

Principal Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
•    Assist with the development of Design History Files.
•    Review existing product lines and provide technical writing support. 
•    Prepare and coordinate execution of protocols for design verification of various medical devices and components. 
•    Gather data on current products to support marketing, engineering, and regulatory requests. 
•    Support multiple projects and ensure they are completed in a timely manner. 
•    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 cross functional teams as the R&D representative and/or technical lead. Collaborate with the cross functional teams (Engineering, Quality, Regulatory, Marketing, Clinical) to understand technical targets and design control systems.
•    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. Ability to travel to international locations is mandatory. 
•    Demonstrate professional responsibilities by cooperating with other personnel to achieve departmental and corporate objectives/goals and maintain good employee relations.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS
•    Enhance growth and development through participation in education programs, current literature, training meetings and workshops.
•    Participate actively in continuous quality improvement activities through compliance with relevant standards.
•    Maintain compliance with principles of accepted employee conduct as identified in the Teleflex employee handbook and as specified in departmental policies and procedures.
•    Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.
 

Education / Experience Requirements

•    Possession of bachelor’s Degree in Engineering.
•    One year of medical device or other related design experience.
•    Experience in SolidWorks CAD (design/drafting) program.
•    Microsoft Office Suite (Project, Word, and Excel) 
•    Background in Material Science preferred. Injection molding, plastic extrusion and plastic part assembly process and methods preferred.  
•    U.S. FDA GMP and ISO requirements for the design, validation, manufacturing processes, secondary operations and assembly of medical components and devices preferred.
•    ISO and ASTM testing methods for medical devices and general plastic components preferred.
•    Principles and practices of professional engineering.
•    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, clients, customers, and the general public.
•    Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; interprets a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
•    Analyze complex, technical and administrative problems and adopt an effective course of action.
•    Make effective presentations and participate in a variety of meetings and conferences with other companies.

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.
•    Conduct comprehensive studies and preparation of reports including recommendations.
•    Prepare clear and concise statements and reports.
•    Establish and maintain cooperative relations with those contracted in the workplace.
•    Speak and write English fluently.

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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.