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Job Overview

TE Connectivity's Manufacturing Engineering Teams are process leaders for stamping, molding or assembly related topics, ensuring the processes are running at optimum levels for quality and output. They are experts in mold tooling, die tooling, machining, and assembly techniques, possessing extensive knowledge of the associated manufacturing processes which may include the optimization and standardization of stamping / molding / assembly or other processes within the manufacturing environment. Manufacturing Engineering Teams enable the TE business unit plants to reach TE Operating Advantage (TEOA) requirements, roll out Centers of Excellence (COE), Best Demonstrated Practices (BDP’s) and advise plants on tool and machine duplications / corrections / improvements. They design and develop manufacturing process and automation platforms and apply them for the realization of new product developments as well as optimization of existing products already in production. The Teams also support Product Development in the selection and optimization of tools for piece part production and the selection of the most suitable manufacturing concepts relative to planned manufacturing quantities, quality requirements and manufacturing location. They act as interface between engineering and production to ensure manufacturability of new designs and smooth production ramp up as well as support the research & development teams to produce sample manufacturing equipment, product samples and prototypes.

About the position:




•    Learn, apply and share knowledge of products, manufacturing processes and equipment.
•    Lead or participate in functional teams designed to maximize productivity.
•    Lead or participate in cost reduction projects, such as: scrap reduction, flow improvement, inventory reduction, cycle time reduction, etc. 
•    Monitor manufacturing process activities, measure important process characteristics, and analyze variation in order to detect and reduce waste.
•    Collect, analyze and provide information for decision making related to the outcome of key indicators for the manufacturing process.
•    Lead or participate in the introduction of new part numbers in an existing platform or technological process.
•    Lead process and team validations (For example, IQ, OQ, PQ).
•    Search and implementation of new technologies that maximize the operation. E.g. obsolescence, increased capacity, versatility, ergonomics, etc.
•    Participate in the activities of multidisciplinary teams for the solution of problems related to product quality: e.g. NCMR's, CARS, SCARS, CAPA's, etc.
•    All other functions with respect to the manufacturing process.




•    Fundamental understanding of manufacturing processes.
•    Complete understanding of administrative and manufacturing processes.
•    Interpersonal skills and adaptation working with employees from diverse cultures.
•    Ability to conduct meetings and discussions with clients and suppliers.
•    Ability to read/interpret procedural materials such as job travelers, blueprints, sketches and diagrams.
•    Time management skills  and team management skills
•    Solid understanding of business cases and risk analysis.
•    Proven self-management and team-management skills
•    Excellent technical procedure writing skills.
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills between departments, clients and suppliers.
•    Strong knowledge in the application of inferential statistics (Minitab, JMP)
•    Computer knowledge with inventory and manufacturing software, order processing systems, spreadsheets and word processors.
•    Effective time organization skills, applied to fast movements and high pressure environments.  
•    Ability to work independently with little or no supervision, as well as in work teams.



Education & Experience

•    Bachelor or Bachelor in Industrial Engineering, Chemistry, Materials, or any other engineering related to the position.
•    Work experience of 3 to 6 years
•    Desirable with knowledge in Solidworks, CAD, Minitab
•    Preferable with knowledge in FDA and/or ISO 13485 
•    English language proficiency by 80% 
•    Desirable knowledge in Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, Quality
•    Previous experience in medical industry desirable


Values: Integrity, Accountability, Teamwork, Innovation

Alajuela, A, CR, 20108

City:  Alajuela
State:  A
Country/Region:  CR
Travel:  10% to 25%
Requisition ID:  100822
Alternative Locations:  Flexipark
Function:  Engineering & Technology

Job Segment: Manufacturing Engineer, Six Sigma, Lean Six Sigma, R&D Engineer, Industrial Engineer, Engineering, Management

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