Senior Quality Engineer

Date: Sep 26, 2023

Location: Plymouth, MN, US

Company: Teleflex

Expected Travel: Up to 10%

Requisition ID: 8880


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

Focus on driving continuous improvement in 4 main areas of the Quality System in support of corporate Quality objectives:
-Quality & Cost Improvement Projects including Inspection & Test improvement efforts
-Supplier quality management & Improvement
-Validation Process
-CAPA & Nonconformance (NC) Process
Additionally, this position will support operational and engineering activities to ensure product quality and services are achieved, maintained, and improved. Coaching, mentoring and supervision of Associate Quality Engineers or other Quality team members may be assigned and required. 

Principal Responsibilities

•    Lead and support Quality improvement projects in support of proactive Quality and CIP initiatives. Primary focus in inspection and test areas and scrap reduction.
•    Refine the validation protocol process with focus on simplification, ease of use and error-proofing. Incorporate Design of Experiments (DOE), process FMEAs and other statistical tools within the validation process. Support or conduct product and/or process qualification following changes to manufacturing processes utilizing validation process.
•    Manage the CAPA and Nonconformance processes involving progress tracking and monitoring; review meetings and effectiveness verification planning to ensure timely and effective completion.
•    Support complaint evaluation on high profile/complex situations.
•    Support and respond to customer inquiries on material environmental assessments such as REACH, RoHS, and Conflict Minerals.
•    Provide QA/QE support to manufacturing as necessary, including product specifications reviews, Material Review Boards, and quality documentation issues.
•    Interface with various internal and external resources such as Manufacturing, Product Development, Marketing, and Customer Care.
•    Conduct and support customer quality and internal quality audits, as required.
•    Adhere to and ensure the compliance of Teleflex’s Code of Ethics, all Company policies, rules, procedures and housekeeping standards.

Education / Experience Requirements

•    Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree required. Prefer degree with a technical focus.
•    Minimum of 8 years of Quality or related Manufacturing/Engineering experience in a regulated environment. Prefer previous medical device experience.
•    ASQ Certified Quality Engineer, highly desired.
•    ASQ Certified Quality Auditor, highly desired. 
•    Previous experience with CAPA and Nonconformance management required
•    Previous experience conducting or supporting customer quality and internal quality audits preferred

Specialized Skills / Other Requirements

•    Ability to travel domestically and internationally 
•    Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions  
•    Ability to identify priorities and meet deadlines in a fluid, demanding environment
•    Knowledge of quality system development, implementation, and verification
•    Planning, controlling and assuring product and process quality ability
•    Ability to apply Lean/Six Sigma and problem-solving skills in a manufacturing environment
•    Understanding and application of reliability and risk management
•    Strong leadership ability
•    Strong understanding and use of quantitative methods


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.