Principal Engineer, Global Packaging - Innovation

Date: May 9, 2022

Location: Morrisville/ US Remote, NC, US

Company: Teleflex

Expected Travel: Up to 10%

Requisition ID: 5119 


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


Global Functions The Corporate division is the central operating unit of the company; setting strategy and policy and providing business development, finance, human resources, information technology, investor relations and legal support to the businesses. The global Company headquarters is located just outside of Philadelphia in Wayne, PA. Join a dynamic, growing team that offers healthcare providers an array of medical technology solutions that make a difference in patients’ lives.

Position Summary

The incumbent will lead Advanced Engineering & Innovation for Global Packaging as a Principal level packaging SME. This position is in Morrisville but may be considered remote for the right candidate. 

Act as the main expert for packaging design and materials driving best practices in accordance with ISO11607. Drive pipeline innovation & platform packaging ideas in support of key NPI projects for global packaging.  Main oversight for design and material selection decision & strategy for NPI projects. Explore & recommend technologies and partner with industry resources to enable & drive innovation. Design Activities will include user needs analysis & VOC, risk analysis, design input, design output, design verification and validation, and design transfer per the Teleflex Design Control policies and procedures, and adherence to all applicable global package integrity and protection standards. Partner with Teleflex manufacturing sites, contract manufacturers or strategic suppliers as required. Lead updates to the product device master records (DMR), design history files (DHF) or internal SOPs/Work Instructions in compliance with the Teleflex Quality System. 

Principal Responsibilities

•    Act as a Principal level Materials & Design innovation SME for Global Packaging and drive best practices in accordance with ISO11607. 
•    Drive and execute key NPI projects.
o    Participate in major NPIs at early stages to facilitate material, design & technologies selection.
o    Work with mfg. site and BU cross-functional teams to develop medical device packaging, specifications and processes with input from the packaging industry, physicians, marketing and manufacturing adhering to the design control process. 
o    Drive innovation in packaging material, design & technologies.
o    Partner with industry resources for purposes of research and innovation.   
o    For both in-house and purchased packaging systems/components, coordinate the transfer of parts, assemblies, documentation and processes from prototype stage, through pilot to production. Generate product, process and experimental activity specifications for the Device Master Record as required.
•    Facilitate training, procedure, process and geography requirements per ISO11607.
•    Partner with packaging PM to update dashboards. Escalation of critical issues/concerns/priorities to PKG and Ops leaders. Support Packaging issue resolution for Quality/Service/cost for Global Packaging priorities.
•    Support resource assessment & projects prioritization.
•    Support strategic goals and objectives for Operations.
•    Support AOP planning and budget adherence.
•    Site level support and integration to Audit process and to any Audit findings.
•    Drive key learnings across function to ensure lessons learned culture.
•    Conduct or coordinate package testing in the internal Teleflex Packaging Lab or with external testing services providers.
•    Aid the site project teams in meeting project objectives, milestones, and target dates. Update and review project progress on an as-required basis.
•    As requested, work with the Product Performance Team and R&D personnel to lead investigation of product complaints involving packaging to determine root cause and implement corrective action.
•    Support packaging assessments, review of industry standards updates, product regulatory submissions and/or limited market evaluations/clinical trials as required.
•    Ensure projects are developed and documented compliant with the Teleflex Quality System.
•    Adhere to and ensure the compliance of Teleflex’s Code of Ethics, all Company policies, rules, procedures and housekeeping standards.

Education / Experience Requirements

•    Bachelor of Science or Professional Engineer (PE) Certification – Engineering or technical discipline (Packaging Science or equivalent degree). Masters degree preferred. 
•    Min.12 years (min. 10 years with Masters) of relevant experience (product design, machine design, manufacturing processes, medical device and/or pharmaceutical – e.g. Must have Co-op/Internship, general work). Core medical device experience highly preferred.
•    Deep experience with ISO11607 application is required.
•    Deep experience in medical device packaging materials, design, process, sealing technologies, and testing is highly preferred.
•    Experience driving standardization of packaging design & development is highly preferred.
•    Experience with voice of customer collection, user needs analysis & ground-up concept development is highly preferred
•    Good familarity with stasticial techniques.
•    Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
•    Effective verbal and written communication skills.
•    Team player with good interpersonal skills.
•    Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and computerized analysis applications.

Specialized Skills / Other Requirements

•    Self-motivated, high energy, collaborative, positive attitude individual with the initiative and drive for timely completion of goals.
•    Able to travel domestically and internationally.


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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