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 Results-driven professional is dedicated to constant learning and training. We are looking for an experienced Polymer or Chemical Engineer to join our team. You will be responsible for planning, designing, and completing projects in extrusion manufacturing utilizing six sigma/lean/DMAIC or like methodologies. The ideal candidate would have experience working with manufacturing equipment and processes to optimize production and increase capacity. Must have excellent equipment acumen, with the ability to be creative and troubleshoot when necessary. Technical aptitude, people-centric, and ability to help lead the PTFE and melt extrusion division to excellence.
Oversees powder/melt extrusion operations and gets actively involved in process troubleshooting
Develop and implement new tooling, process improvements, new product process development, and cost/value improvement projects.
Plan and coordinate the selection, procurement, installation, start-up, and qualification of new capital equipment, tooling, and fixtures for medical device manufacturing IQ/OQ/PQ.
Perform cost improvement projects and quality improvement projects to support manufacturing goals that positively impact and reduce COGS.
Implement and modify manufacturing task documents in coordination with process improvements and new equipment installations.
Develop and execute project plans in a fast-paced environment.
Education / Experience Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree in Polymer/Plastics Engineering or equivalent field required.
1-3 years of extrusion experience and troubleshooting required.
Proficiency in CAD/SolidWorks is preferred.
Prior experience in a regulated manufacturing environment (e.g., FDA, ISO) is desirable.
Specialized Skills / Other Requirements
Strong knowledge and background in polymer extrusion, especially within the medical tubing industry.
Capability to operate single and twin-screw extruders and conduct process optimization.
Utilize technical knowledge of polymeric materials and their processability to develop root-cause analyses and improvement plans.
Excellent written, verbal, and analytical skills.
Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and experience with data analysis tools like Minitab.
Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
Highly detail-oriented and capable of multitasking.
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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