Associate Process Development Engineer

Date: Nov 25, 2023

Location: Plymouth, MN, US

Company: Teleflex

Expected Travel: Up to 10%

Requisition ID: 9258

 

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.

 

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 Teleflex Medical OEM with technical support and operating knowledge for our medical device operation. This role will conduct critical engineering functions such as validation, troubleshooting, and identifying and implementing process improvements. The engineer will work with cross-functional teams to support transfer of products between sites as well as into production. The role will also be required to work with internal and external vendors to design and specify tooling/fixturing.  This position will collaborate on developing various processes and implementing those into production through thorough validations by working closely with R&D and Quality teams.

Principal Responsibilities

•    Train on all processes, procedures, and requirements for medical device manufacturing 
•    Learn and establish processes based on product specifications.
•    Develop processes, fixtures, and equipment for site requirements.
•    Support Production and R&D with frequent communication.
•    Ensure that proper technology processes are developed, implemented, maintained and documented to successfully transfer development products to Production. Involved in prototyping, process development, confirmation runs, and validation. 
•    Learn to perform equipment and process qualifications (IQ/OQ/PQ).
•    Learn and develop Control Plans, Gage R&R’s, Test Method Validations, and pFMEA.
•    Assist with transferring product/processes from R&D to Manufacturing using project management, Design for Manufacturability and cost, process/design excellence, ergonomics, and knowledge transfer methodologies to ensure effective implementation of equipment, processes, and new technology.
•    Provide both remote and onsite support for troubleshooting manufacturing problems at Plymouth and Maple Grove sites.
•    Collaborate on and assume responsibility for completeness and accuracy of developed processes (i.e., lead, manage, communicate, complete documentation, train) including ownership of process capability, process quality, and process costs.
•    Maintain knowledge of new developments in manufacturing and design technologies.
•    May lead or serve as member on cross-functional project teams.
•    Maintain positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.
•    Perform other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned.
 

Education / Experience Requirements

•    Bachelor's degree in Plastics, Chemical, Biomedical or Mechanical Engineering, or related technical field, preferred.
•    Minimum of one year engineering experience in education or in a manufacturing environment preferred. 
•    Medical device manufacturing industry or other heavily regulated industry is preferred.
•    Experience in catheter manufacturing or development is preferred.
 

Specialized Skills / Other Requirements

•    Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.  Must be able to create legible, accurate, and detailed documents that clearly communicate product and manufacturing expectations.    
•    Proven track record for project management, problem solving, sound decision making and project competitions; the ability to manage development programs across multiple locations and project teams. 
•    Working knowledge of manufacturing processes related to catheter production, molding, and extrusion preferred. 
•    Familiar with FDA documentation requirements, QSR requirements for medical devices, Lean Manufacturing and Good Manufacturing Practices is preferred.  
•    Experience with Microsoft Word/Excel is required.  Experience with Solidworks, Microsoft Project and MiniTab is preferred.    
•    Ability to prioritize and work independently.
•    Behaviors consistent to support a quality and safety driven culture.

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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 Talent@Teleflex.com.

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.