Associate R&D Engineer

Date: Nov 30, 2023

Location: Plymouth, MN, US

Company: Teleflex

Expected Travel: Up to 10%

Requisition ID: 9268


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 positions responsibility is for new business, developing new products, while interfacing with customers, vendors, and internal departments in order to achieve the desired product specification. The goal is to develop products, define specifications, to establish reasonable time lines while developing high quality products that meet the end users’ expectations. Relies heavily on meeting dates, accountability while using experience and judgment to develop products and meet goals with minimal supervision. 

The Associate R&D Engineer is responsible for responding to Requests for Quotes, managing quick turn medical device OEM projects, and prototyping catheters and subassemblies. Candidate must be able to work with minimal supervision in a fast-paced, customer-centric environment; should enjoy communicating with customers, vendors, and internal departments; and be passionate about our goal of consistent on-time delivery of high-quality products.

This position is ideally suited for Engineers that like to roll up their sleeves and spend time on the production floor. Typical projects last a few weeks, not months, so the position is a good fit for Engineers who enjoy autonomy and quick results from their efforts; less suitable for those who prefer managing long-term projects and delegating tasks to team members.

Principal Responsibilities

•    Hands-on catheter design, development, and assembly 
•    Accurately predict project costs, material lead times, and product delivery schedules during the quoting process, and utilize the SAP system to support project needs
•    Develop bills of materials and assembly method, update SAP, and provide any needed training to technicians and assemblers.
•    Develop catheters and catheter subassemblies according to customer design, performance, and quality specifications; on time and within budget.
•    Develop products and processes that are reliable as well as identify risks to the project, develop contingency plans, while outlining deliverables and milestones
•    Direct and coordinate activities to develop products and ensure progress as the product specifications/limitations are developed into the technical specification
•    Review and prepare status reports, modify schedules, and project plans as required
•    Keep stakeholders, customers, and others informed of project status and/or related issues
•    Provide technical leadership, root cause analysis, and resolve customer or project related problems; materials, assembly, functional, or manufacturing related
•    Apply design controls from initial customer requests throughout the products' life cycle
•    Writing, monitoring, managing, and reviewing protocols, including verification and validation tests, ECN, SOP's, BOM's, drawings, and may include calculation and/or FMEA required to develop, support, or maintain technical documentation
•    Intimately involved in developing protocols, including verification and validation testing, drawings, calculation and/or FMEA develop and support technical documentation
•    Collaborate to develop quality assurance, testing, regulatory compliance, and quality plans
•    Assist with addressing customer's issues: improve performance, appearance, and impact on end-user

Education / Experience Requirements

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

Specialized Skills / Other Requirements

•    Working knowledge of manufacturing processes related to medical device manufacturing
•    Ability to prioritize and work independently as a self-starter with strong proactive work ethics
•    Experience with design controls, FDA regulation, GMP practices, and QSR requirements
•    Proficient in Microsoft Office and Microsoft Project
•    Excellent working knowledge of GD&T with proficiency in SolidWorks 
•    Experience with risk analysis tools and procedures
•    Proven track record in leadership role and utilizing project management
•    Proven track record in product development, design, and working closely with manufacturing
•    Demonstrated customer relations, problem solving, and product development skills
•    Ability to influence across boundaries, drive collaboration, and develop product to meet the end users’ expectations
•    Must be well-organized, detail-oriented, with excellent oral and written communication skills


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

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.