Associate R&D Engineer

Date: Mar 3, 2023

Location: Morrisville, NC, US

Company: Teleflex

Expected Travel: Up to 10%

Requisition ID: 7912


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 that will support the new product development engineering group for the Airway Management product family. Assignments may also include work for other products within the Teleflex AEM portfolio. Medical device experience is preferred. Incumbent organizes and manages multiple projects and executes them in a timely manner. Assignments will focus on providing creative solutions to new products or existing product improvements as needs arise. Performs other duties as required or assigned

Incumbent at this level executes on the scope of assignments by planning, designing, and coordinating the development of engineering activities to support new product development and changes/ improvements to existing products lines. These projects can exist anywhere from early concept stage through to manufacturing transfer and scale-up. Incumbent at this level receives instruction and assistance as needed and is aware of the work unit's operating procedures and policies.

Principal Responsibilities

•    Assists with the development of Design History Files 
•    Reviews existing product lines and provides technical writing support. 
•    Prepares protocols and coordinates execution for the design verification of various medical devices and components. 
•    Gathers data on current products to support marketing, engineering, and regulatory requests. 
•    Supports multiple projects and ensures they are completed in a timely manner. 
•    Responsible for formal project management and related project documentation for projects.
•    Helps generate design ideas for new products and solutions to existing products when modifications are requested.
•    Assists other team members in updating and maintaining risk documentation to conform to current standards.
•    Supports 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 required. 
•    Demonstrates professional responsibility by cooperating with other personnel to achieve departmental goals and objectives.

Marginal Functions:
•    Enhances growth and development through participation in education programs, training meetings and workshops, and remaining apprised of current literature.
•    Participates actively in continuous quality improvement activities through compliance 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.
•    Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

Education / Experience Requirements

•    Possession of a bachelor's degree in engineering.
•    One year of medical device or other related design experience 
•    Experience in SolidWorks CADD (design/drafting) program.
•    Microsoft Office Suite, (Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) 
•    Background with injection molding, plastic extrusion and plastic part assembly process and methods desired. 
•    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.
•    An understanding of regulations pertaining to medical device design and design modifications preferred.

Specialized Skills / Other Requirements

Skill Sets:
•    Strong written and verbal communication skills with attention to detail. 
•    Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, clients, and customers.
•    Ability to solve practical problems and deal with various variables in situations where limited standardization exists.
•    Ability to analyze complex technical information and adopt an effective course of action.
•    Ability to create effective presentations and participate in a variety of meetings and conferences. 

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 a cross-functional team.
•    Conduct comprehensive studies and preparation of reports.
•    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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