Associate Manufacturing Engineer

Date: Jun 17, 2022

Location: Plymouth, MN, US

Company: Teleflex

Expected Travel: Up to 10%

Requisition ID: 6041


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


OEM – Teleflex Medical OEM is a leading global provider of product development and production services for medical device manufacturers. We set ourselves apart with deep expertise, decades of experience, a dedication to design for manufacturability, and extensive, in-house capabilities, which include engineering, regulatory services, material selection and formulation, prototyping, manufacturing, assembly and packaging. We deliver industry-changing innovations and next-generation solutions for extrusions; diagnostic and interventional catheters; balloons and balloon catheters; sheath/dilator sets; specialty sutures, braids and fibers; and bioabsorbable sutures, yarns and resins. 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 hands-on Engineering position will provide TFX Medical with technical support and operating knowledge for our medical device operation. This person will take an important role in engineering functions such as validating and troubleshooting processes as well as identifying and implementing process improvements.   The engineer will support day-to-day production and the transfer of development projects into production.  This position will focus on value stream support, structured problem solving, material flow enhancements, waste reduction, and process improvements to produce a quality product efficiently


Principal Responsibilities

•    Develop, support, and troubleshoot manufacturing processes related to catheter manufacturing in a cleanroom environment as well as upstream processes. 
•    Identify and implement process improvements utilizing lean principles.
•    Lead Value Stream meetings for engineering activities.
•    Identify cost improvement opportunities within value stream.  Perform cost analysis to determine feasibility.
•    Troubleshoot and validate processes on existing and new equipment.
•    Identify, design, and implement fixtures to aid in the manufacturing process.
•    Execute document changes as needed.
•    Other duties as assigned.

Education / Experience Requirements

•    Bachelors degree in Engineering, required. Bachelors degree in Plastics, Chemical, Biomedical, or Mechanical, preferred.
•    0-3 years of experience in a manufacturing environment, required. Medical catheter manufacturing experience and/or process development experience, preferred.
•    Experience in medical device manufacturing industry or manufacturing in a regulated manufacturing environment (ISO, FDA, etc.) preferred.

Specialized Skills / Other Requirements

•    Good mechanical aptitude able to learn equipment and their operation.  Machine maintenance support where required.
•    Lean manufacturing experience and Continuous Improvement methodology.
•    Experience using statistical methods.
•    Experience with lean six-sigma manufacturing.
•    Experience with writing and executing validation protocols (IQ/OQ/PQ/TMV).
•    Proficient in Solidworks and or comparable CAD software.
•    Excellent oral, written communication and presentation skills.
•    Ability to prioritize, work independently and manage multiple projects and responsivities.
•    Familiar with design controls, FDA regulation, and Good Manufacturing Practices.



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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