Engineering Co-Op Research and Development

Date: Sep 14, 2023

Location: Morrisville, NC, US

Company: Teleflex

Expected Travel: None

Requisition ID: 9014


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

The Research & Development (Engineering) co-op will assist the Engineering team as assigned in efforts that support either development, testing or administrative needs associated with current projects in the Anesthesia and Emergency Medicine business unit.  This internship will report to a manager in the R&D team, but will work with members of sustaining, product development, lab tech and design teams as assigned.  Project work will be under close supervision and may be done under non-disclosure agreement.

Principal Responsibilities

•    Under the direction of the R&D Engineering team, perform R&D daily functions to support the Anesthesia and Emergency Medicine Business Unit.
•    Apply engineering techniques to update specifications, create drawings, and draft protocols.
•    Conduct lab feasibility testing and verification testing on anesthesia products.
•    Develop test methods and fixtures for a wide range of potential testing.
•    Represent R&D engineering as a team member on design control projects for product development.
•    Work with a diverse team of quality, regulatory, marketing, procurement, manufacturing and others both domestically and globally.
•    Write reports and create presentations on work completed.
•    Present data and reports at management meetings.
•    Assist in the research, development, and design of next generation and new anesthesia products.
•    Understand and assist other team members in data analysis, accounts, clinical education opportunities, etc.
•    Demonstrate professional responsibilities by cooperating with other personnel to achieve department objectives and maintain good employee relations, interdepartmental objectives, and departmental goals and objectives.
•    Maintain compliance with principles of accepted employee conduct as identified in the Teleflex Code of Ethics and as specified in departmental policies and procedures.

Education / Experience Requirements

•    Currently enrolled and pursuing a four-year degree in mechanical, biomedical, or any related engineering field.
•    Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.
•    One year of medical device or other related design experience is a major plus.
•    Valid Driver’s License.

Specialized Skills / Other Requirements

•    Some 3D CAD experience – SolidWorks preferred. 
•    Strong interpersonal skills, team player and ability to communicate effectively.
•    One year of medical device or other related design experience a plus. 
•    Injection molding, plastic extrusion and plastic part assembly process and methods preferred. 
•    Knowledge of engineering fundamentals and the Microsoft Office Suite.
•    Strong communication (written, verbal, presentation) and analytical (data, particularly via use of Excel).
•    Demonstrated creativity and ingenuity in applying engineering principles and practices.
•    Organize, evaluate, and coordinate engineering studies with professional, technical, and clerical staff of a product evaluation department.
•    Analyze complex, technical and administrative problems and adopt an effective course of action.
•    Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Prepare clear and concise statements and reports.
•    Demonstrate professional responsibilities by cooperating with other personnel to achieve department objectives and maintain good employee relations.
•    Willingness to learn about Teleflex Inc. products, medical device industry and working in a FDA regulated industry.


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.