R&D Engineer

Date: Aug 6, 2022

Location: Morrisville, NC, US

Company: Teleflex

Expected Travel: Up to 25%

Requisition ID: 6738


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

This position is focused on product development stages including detailed design of new components and devices, creation of product specifications, identification of manufacturing processes, creation of equipment specifications, identification, and management of vendors, generating the concept of operation for manufacturing equipment, and is responsible for the development of the product thru design verification, design validation, and design transfer. 
The ideal candidate will be internally motivated and personally accountable to project success. They will also enjoy learning from and teaching others in the department to strengthen themselves and continue to improve the abilities of others on the team. 
It is expected that the candidate will be capable of generating fully defined 2D drawings for fabrication. The ability to work in a cross-functional environment and gather needed information from other functions are critical skills to be successful in this position.

Principal Responsibilities

•    Generating detailed designs for surgical product concepts in an organized and consistent manner
•    Working with cross-functional project teams to facilitate development activities as projects advance through the product development process.
•    Developing 3D models and 2D drawings in SolidWorks for product designs, assembly fixtures, and auxiliary equipment leveraging design experience and department design standards and best practices. 
•    Developing product assembly documentation as required 
•    Contribute to the culture of growth and development
•    Support project managers and facilitate project success through project scoping, planning, team building, and execution management activities.
•    Apply design for manufacturing principles to component and device design
•    Support operations and engineering by updating existing drawings as discrepancies are found, or as changes are made.
•    Initiate and own Engineering Change Notices (ECNs) for drawings and other controlled documentation.
•    Create and release documentation for purchase and assembly of equipment.
•    Determines cost of equipment, parts, and tooling related to designed equipment.  
•    Assists in the preparation of capital purchase requests.

Education / Experience Requirements

•    Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related discipline required, Mechanical Engineer preferred
•    Minimum of three (3) to five (5) years of relevant engineering experience in a regulated industry required, medical device experience preferred, 1 + years of experience designing components within a medical device facility utilizing CAD software preferred

Specialized Skills / Other Requirements

•    Proficiency with Solidworks required.
•    Familiarity with various materials and processes, such as extrusion processing, injection molding, machining operations, fixture and tooling development, and adhesive and thermal bonding techniques
•    Experience in project management, documentation, and a working knowledge of quality systems and medical device regulations (ISO13485)
•    Working knowledge and application of ASME Y14.5-2009 Dimensioning and Tolerancing for Engineering Drawings standard including Geometric Tolerance and Dimensioning (GD&T)
•    Self-starter with a strong proactive work ethic, well-organized and detail-oriented.


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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