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At TE, you will unleash your potential working with people from diverse backgrounds and industries to create a safer, sustainable and more connected world. 

Job Overview

TE Connectivity’s R&D/Product Development Engineering Teams conceive original ideas for new products, introduce them into practice. They are responsible for product development, and qualification from market definition through production and release; assist in the qualification of suppliers for new products to ensure suppliers deliver quality parts, materials, and services for new or improved manufacturing processes; conduct feasibility studies, testing on new and modified designs; direct and support detailed design, testing, prototype fabrication and manufacturing ramp. The R&D/Product Development Engineering Teams provide all required product documentation including, but not limited to, Solid Model, 2D/3D production drawings, product specifications, and testing requirements. They create and modify detailed drawings and drafting or conceptual models from layouts, rough sketches or notes and contribute to design modifications to facilitate manufacturing operation or quality of product. Typical fields of expertise include: materials, mechanics and systems, electrical, optics, chemistry, software, automation systems, packaging, testing and measurement, and manufacturing of electrical, mechanical and electronic components, products, and their integration into systems.


We are seeking an R&D Product Development Engineer at our Carpinteria, CA location to contribute to various aspects of product development as a member of the Advanced Systems Architecture Group. This will complement the existing resources being used to develop mechanical and electrical designs, including but not limited to Electromechanical and Solid-State Power system switching components and Power Distribution Systems. 


At TE Connectivity's Kilovac Products design center in Carpinteria, we develop various High Voltage DC power switching devices and associated power distribution equipment for a wide variety of Military and Commercial applications. The Research & Development (R&D) Product Development Engineer will primarily perform Mechanical and Electrical Engineering tasks under the supervision of the Sr. Principal Development Engineer, but may also be required to collaborate on a wider range of tasks, including, but not limited to, test equipment support and development, and electrical circuit design and circuit layout. The successful candidate should be able take on a wide range of tasks such as mechanical design, PCBA layout, and basic electrical and mechanical testing.


What your background should look like:

•    Experience or exposure with software such as AutoCAD, Space Claim, Creo, Altium and LabVIEW desirable.
•    Knowledge of typical serial interface communication protocols. Experience using ANSI C, C++ highly desirable. 
•    Ability to maintain focus and complete tasks on time.
•    Good communication and presentation skills required.
•    BS Degree in Engineering or Science, 0-5 years experience related to primary job function.
•    Travel: <5%.
•    Work From Home (WFH) is not supported for this position. Candidate is expected to perform job duties during a typical 40  hour work week on site at the noted position location.
•   This position requires access to information which is subject to stringent controls under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or Export Administration Regulations (EAR). You must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. lawful permanent resident, person granted asylee    status in the U.S., or person admitted into the U.S. as a refugee.


Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation

TE Connectivity is a global industrial technology leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive and connected future. Our broad range of connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, enable advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications and the home. With approximately 80,000 employees, including more than 7,500 engineers, working alongside customers in approximately 140 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at and on LinkedIn, Facebook, WeChat and Twitter.

•    Competitive base salary commensurate with experience: 73K - 80K (subject to change dependent on physical location)
•    Posted salary ranges are made in good faith. TE Connectivity reserves the right to adjust ranges depending on the experience/qualification of the selected candidate as well as internal and external equity.
•    Total Compensation = Base Salary + Incentive(s) + Benefits
•    A comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, 401(k), disability, life insurance, employee stock purchase plan, paid time off and voluntary benefits.

EOE, Including Disability/Vets



State:  CA
Country/Region:  US
Travel:  Less than 10%
Requisition ID:  94458
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Engineering & Technology

Nearest Major Market: Santa Barbara
Nearest Secondary Market: Santa Maria

Job Segment: R&D Engineer, Testing, Drafting, Manufacturing Engineer, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Technology

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