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POST DATE 8/30/2016
END DATE 10/22/2016

Teleflex Plymouth, MN

Plymouth, MN
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Bachelors Degree


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 Product Development 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 experienced 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.

Division Information:
Teleflex Medical OEM is the leading, global provider of comprehensive product development and production services to medical device manufacturers across the world. We set ourselves apart with deep expertise, decades of experience, and extensive, in-house capabilities, which include engineering, regulatory affairs, prototyping, manufacturing, assembly and packaging. Our customers depend on Teleflex Medical OEM to deliver industry-changing innovations and next-generation solutions for precision extrusions, diagnostic and interventional catheters, sheath/dilator sets (introducers) and kits, sutures, performance fibers, and bioresorbable resins and yarns.

Position Description:
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
Directs and coordinates 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
Keeps 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
Address customer's issues: improve performance, appearance, and impact on end-user

Bachelor's degree in Plastics, Chemical, Biomedical or Mechanical Engineering preferred, or related field
Master's degree in Plastics, Chemical, Biomedical or Mechanical Engineering preferred
1-5 years experience in Medical Device manufacturing

SPECIALIZED SKILLS & OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Additional preferred or required qualifications.
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 Solid Works
Experience with Risk Analyst 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


Company Information:
Teleflex is a global provider of specialty medical devices used for a range of procedures in critical care and surgery. We serve hospitals and clinicians in more than 130 countries with well known, trusted brands in vascular access, general and regional anesthesia, urology, respiratory care, cardiac care, and surgery. We also provide products and services for device manufacturers. Our products are designed to cost effectively provide clinical benefits and enable healthcare providers to improve outcomes and enhance patient and provider safety.

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.