Quality Engineer, Design Assurance (MDR)- Hybrid

Date: Jun 14, 2022

Location: Morrisville, NC, US

Company: Teleflex

Expected Travel: Up to 10%

Requisition ID: 6563


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.


Surgical - Whatever the latest surgical breakthrough looks like, Teleflex is working to make it happen. From our MiniLap® Percutaneous Surgical System to Weck® Hem-o-lok® Polymer Locking Ligation System, and Weck EFx® Shield™ Fascial Closure System, our portfolio of products adds up to a powerful offering of solutions that helps improve patient outcomes. These innovative, minimally invasive surgery products are offered alongside time-tested and trusted Pilling® Surgical Instrument and Lightsource solutions to provide a comprehensive set of solutions to meet the challenges of an evolving healthcare environment. Join a dynamic, growing team that offers healthcare providers an array of medical technology solutions that make a difference in patients’ lives.

Position Summary

Responsible for preparing updates to technical documentation that are required to meet the EU MDR requirements. Participate and interface with teams to address and execute the transition from the Medical Device Directive to the Medical Device Regulation. Products will include all classifications, i.e. Class I, IIa, IIb and III. The position will require basic knowledge to be capable of interfacing and assessing documents from various departments such as Clinical Affairs, R&D and BU Regulatory Affairs. The Quality Engineer applies best-practice quality, team-based and statistical tools and techniques, and promotes the value and use of such tools throughout the organization and EU MDR Program. 

Principal Responsibilities

1.    Review Design History Files and Technical Files for conformance to MDR requirements and support the Regulatory Department in reviewing technical submissions.
2.    Work with BU regulatory and MDR program work stream leads to ensure technical documentation update timelines are aligned. 
3.    Participate in the development of Design Verification and Validation test plans / protocols and provide guidance on Product Requirements compliance. Participate in engineering Design Reviews.
4.    Review, redline, and approve protocols and reports (including biocompatibility protocols, per our new process, in addition to DV, IEC, AA, RTA, ship testing, etc.).
5.    Assist in writing rationales for leveraging certain representative testing for other products SKUs or files.
6.    Remediate risk documentation.
7.    Review and provide input to labels and IFUs.
8.    Review and provide input to PMS and PMCF activities.
9.    Lead usability testing and/or usability rationales.
10.    Provide guidance and direction for sample size and statistical analysis of Verification and Validation testing.
11.    Provide training to project teams on all Quality Policies / Procedures (including verification, validation, statistical methods and design controls), when necessary.
12.    Identify use of appropriate International standards.  
13.    Work in coordination with MDR PM to Monitor MDR government agency laws and regulations through websites and publications.
14.    Provide guidance to junior members of the Quality Engineering team as related to the MDR project.   
15.    Brings MDR Regulatory Affairs questions/issues to the attention of MDR Project Management team and Business Units leads.
16.    Report out for specific BU project status to Core Team and potentially MDR Steering Committee. 
17.    Determine issues which may create regulatory obstacles; investigate and propose solutions
18.    Adhere to and ensure the compliance of Teleflex's Code of Ethics, all Company policies, rules, procedures and housekeeping standards

Education / Experience Requirements

•    Minimum of a Bachelor's degree 
•    Minimum of 2-4 years’ experience working in a FDA or ISO regulated environment.
•    The ideal candidate would have a degree in a scientific discipline such as biology, microbiology, chemistry, engineering, or medical technology.  
•    Experienced in the skillful preparation of risk management and design verification and validation documentation. 

Specialized Skills / Other Requirements

1.    Orientation for detailed work with emphasis on accuracy and completeness
2.    Effective written and oral communication skills
3.    Good organizational and planning skills; drives for results
4.    Effective analytical/problem solving skills
5.    Good interpersonal skills that include working well in a team environment and the ability to lead others.
6.    Ability to exercise reasonably independent judgment and discretion within a defined range of policies and practices.
7.    Ability to handle multiple tasks and to prioritize/schedule work to meet business needs with routine supervision.
8.    Working knowledge of international requirements and quality systems.
9.    Computer Literate: Microsoft Office – PC, Word, Excel, PowerPoint


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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