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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. 


The Wire & Cable facility in Culpeper, Virginia is part of the Aerospace, Defense and Marine business unit of TE, and is a world leader in the design of electrical, optical and mechanical cable solutions used for applications in extreme and rigorous environments. This capability is extended to military and industrial applications as well as ocean research and offshore oil and gas exploration.
TE Connectivity's Manufacturing and Process Development Engineering Teams significantly impact LEANPD-driven new product development projects, driving for excellence in existing manufacturing technologies and methods, and striving to implement new manufacturing technologies to provide improved process and tolerance control.  They support Product Development in the optimization of designs, and realization of prototypes and qualification products. They also design, develop, and qualify tooling and processes to meet TE quality and production standards, document all processes and tooling in applicable TE systems, support Supply Chain to verify supplier compliance and capability, initiate and implement programs to continuously improve quality, cost and cycle time and adhere to all appropriate specifications, regulatory requirements and customer requirements. 


TE Connectivity’s wire and cable facility in Culpeper VA is currently seeking a highly motivated Manufacturing Engineer to sustain and improve our manufacturing processes as well as manage machine upgrades and new machine installations.  These processes include steel wire drawing, extrusion, cable assembly and cable armoring. 

Primary responsibilities include:
•    Actively participate in safety programs. Implement solutions initiated by these activities to resolve or prevent safety issues.
•    Lead process development projects in the design, build, conditioning and installation of manufacturing equipment.
•    Evaluate new product designs as well as changes to existing products to ensure they can be produced to meet specifications safely and efficiently.  Recommend and provide cost estimates for process changes when current capabilities are lacking. 
•    Estimate tooling and process costs and manage project budgets
•    Utilize product nonconformance and scrap data to drive process improvements through enhanced procedures, error-proofing and the integration of new technology.
•    Create and update work instructions and visual standards, working closely with production supervisors/operators to solicit support and team engagement.
•    Work with Global Engineering teams in the sharing of best practices.  
•    Support Lean Manufacturing and Visual Management initiatives


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.


What your background should look like:

•    Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical or Industrial Engineering Degree with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in manufacturing is highly preferred.  
•    Competency with computer drawing software (CAD).
•    Must be able to work in a hands-on environment, interacting closely with manufacturing operators and supervision as well as the maintenance crews.
•    Sound project management skills.
•    Strong verbal and written communication skills.
•    Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, global environment with multiple, changing priorities.

•    Proficient in MS Office Software such as Excel, Word, Outlook, and Access.
•    Working knowledge of Lean manufacturing tools; Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt preferred.
•    Experience with wire and cable manufacturing preferred.
•    Experience with the steel wire drawing process preferred.

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


State:  VA
Country/Region:  US
Travel:  Less than 10%
Requisition ID:  92053
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Engineering & Technology

Nearest Major Market: Fredericksburg

Job Segment: Manufacturing Engineer, Facilities, Six Sigma Black Belt, Lean Six Sigma, Aerospace Engineering, Engineering, Operations, Management

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