Senior Extrusion Technician

Date: Mar 19, 2023

Location: Plymouth, MN, US

Company: Teleflex

Expected Travel: Up to 10%

Requisition ID: 7229


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

Performs a variety of manufacturing assignments related to medical device extrusion and packaging in the extrusion department.  Position is responsible for extrusion quality, production and on time delivery to clean room and R&D departments. Be able to execute (under engineering supervision) validations/qualifications of processes and machinery.

Principal Responsibilities

•    Provides hands on processing support to all production, QA and engineering functions related to the extrusion department.
•    Initiates, documents, and completes extrusion traceability records.
•    Applies appropriate quality procedures and product documentation to production builds and monitors each for quality conformance.
•    Performs quality checks and related production duties with minimal supervision.
•    Provides back up for supervisor/Value Stream Leader for daily schedule development and resin inventory management when they are absent
•    Responsible for SAP confirmations.
•    Manage tooling and Equipment for extrusion department. Order tooling and, obtain quotes for new tooling fixtures.
•    Take lead in continuous improvement projects.
•    Lead structured problem solving activities in response to defects, complaints, returns, and other CI activity
•    Provides back up for Supervisor/Value Stream Leader for Value Stream.
•    Provides mentorship and training to more junior technicians
•    Provides support and executes Process Development Studies in order to identify ideal processing parameters
•    Serve as Subject Matter Expert for extrusion
•    Work with minimal supervision and act independently.
•    Has a strong understanding of TFX documentation system as it applies to manufacturing.
•    Perform adjustments to extruders in order to ensure dimensional conformance to product documentation with minimal supervision.
•    Is aware of general equipment hazards and follows and utilizes all applicable safety standards.
•    Aware of the first aid supplies location.
•    Aware of all emergency procedures.
•    Maintains a clean and safe work environment.  Keeps work area clean.
•    Experience with relevant preventative maintenance activities
•    Performs other duties as assigned.

Education / Experience Requirements

•    High School Diploma or GED from an accredited institution, preferred. 
•    A minimum of 5 years experience in machine set up, troubleshooting, and operation required. Extrusion machine experience, preferred. 
•    Catheter related Medical Device Manufacturing experience, preferred.

Specialized Skills / Other Requirements

•    Prior training and experience in GMP/GDP
•    Ability to use Microsoft Office software is required: including MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, and MS Powerpoint, SolidWorks Preferred
•    This position requires the employee to frequently sit, stand, walk, bend and occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds
•    Experience with laser mic, tool scope, and other metrology equipment
•    Preferred background/training in Lean, Six Sigma, or other continuous improvement tools



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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