The Manufacturing Process Engineer is responsible for the design and development of manufacturing processes in a medical device manufacturing environment. This is a hands-on position which will provide key technical support to the PTFE Extrusion operation. This person will have a leadership role in engineering functions such as specifying and validating new equipment and materials, troubleshooting processes, identifying and implementing process/product improvements. The engineer will work within a cross-functional value stream team to monitor and improve yields, resolve material issues, customer complaints and to review potential new business.
Teleflex Medical OEM is the leading 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, design for manufacturability, prototyping and validation, 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), medical balloons, specialty sutures and fibers, and bioresorbable sutures, yarns, and resins.
•Identify opportunities and implement changes to reduce variation and improve scrap rates and productivity
•Develops manufacturing processes by designing and modifying equipment for fabricating, building, assembling, and installing components.
•Provide support to R&D, manufacturing, marketing, and customer service; interface with customers and suppliers
•Using six sigma principals, identify key process parameters and develop monitoring tools to enable cost reduction efforts
•Manage projects in a matrix organization as a team leader, whose duty encompasses the full scope of the project
•Drive capability improvements in the PTFE Extrusion Manufacturing Area.
•Mentor and coach less experienced engineers and technicians in developing new products and technologies
•Assist with the design of gages, fixtures, tooling and methods
•Conduct design and process FEMA's
•Implement cost reduction or cost avoidance by working closely with the Value Stream Team.
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
•5+ years of experience of process development and manufacturing in ISO regulated manufacturing environment required. (Medical Device environment preferred)
•Knowledge of precision extrusion, machining methods, tooling, and molding
SPECIALIZED SKILLS & OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
•Thorough understanding of electro-mechanical-hydraulic-heating systems with an ability to diagnose and eliminate inefficiencies.
•Basic understanding of extrusion tooling and processes.
•Good working knowledge of manufacturing methods, and an ability to effectively persuade people of all different levels within the organization
•Experience with lean six-sigma manufacturing and preferably, green-belt certified
•Proficient in Solidworks and or comparable CAD software
•Excellent oral and written communication skills
•Ability to prioritize and work independently
•Familiar with the design controls, FDA regulation, and GMP practices
•Relies heavily on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
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.