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Manager Test Engineering & Prototyping (m/f/d)

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


The Industrial and Commercial Transportation (ICT) Business provides rugged interconnect solutions specifically designed for Truck, Bus, Agriculture, Construction and Recreational Vehicles. 

We are seeking for a Manager (m/f/d) to lead our regional Test Engineering and Prototyping in Europe. The position will be based in Calw (preferred).



  • Oversee all product validation plans to ensure compliance with all policies and procedures, including automotive and Industrial & Commercial Transportation standard test procedures and test guidelines 
  • Maintain a deep understanding of Automotive and Industrial & Commercial Transportation Product Validation standards and prototyping technology trends.
  • Identify Equipment investments needed to meet growth and earnings forecasts
  • Develop and foster a professional test laboratory and engineering prototype shop environment
  • Ensure validation tests are completed to plan with optimum efficiency
  • Review and evaluate test methods and procedures under compliance with relevant standards,
  • Ensure alignment with overall Validation / Engineering strategies of the ICT Europe
  • Ensure compliance with all Company policies and procedures including safety rules, 5S+1 and Quality management in regards of IATF 16949, ISO 17025
  • Technical face to the customer for important test & validation activities
  • Proactively solve customer specific validation matters and assure conformance with customer requirements
  • Provide regular project updates to management and escalate when project targets are jeopardized
  • Establish effective cross-country communications, especially with development engineering
  • Ensure best practices and lessons learned in Validation/Product Testing are appropriately transferred across all functions and departments
  • Travel as required to production facilities and customers

Desired Attributes


  • Leadership skills & capability to build a motivated team
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and communication skills
  • Proven ability to organize, interact, and collaborate effectively with internal and external technical, sales, and business leaders at all levels
  • Flexibility and the ability to deal with multiple projects and priorities
  • Ability to understand and analyze business and financial data as it pertains to engineering
  • Strong energetic, analytical problem-solving skills
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced and matrixed organization
  • Fluent in English





  • University degree required: Engineering degree (materials science, electro engineering, chemistry, physics, …) or similar
  • 8+ years’ experience in various Engineering and Validation/Test Lab assignments. preferably in Automotive or Industrial & Commercial Transportation (ICT) Sector (at least 5 years of Managerial Experience)
  • In-depth knowledge of automotive/ ICT specifications and automotive/ICT electronics and
  • Knowledge of test procedures required for automotive/ICT parts
  • Deep understanding and passion for contact physics (materials, surfaces, electrochemistry, crimping), electrical engineering, analytics (technologies. failure analysis) and measuring and testing technology (e.g.  SEM. FT -IR. 3D CT) desired
  • Strong ability to link customer needs and business processes


Managing and Measuring Work
Building Effective Teams
Motivating Others
Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation
SET : Strategy, Execution, Talent (for managers)

TE Connectivity is a global technology leader enabling a secure, sustainable, productive, and connected future. Our broad range of connectivity and sensor solutions have been proven in the most demanding environments, enabling advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy technology, data communications, and for the home. With approximately 85,000 employees, including more than 8,000 engineers, we work with customers in nearly 140 countries. TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at and on LinkedIn, Facebook, WeChat and Twitter.


We are pleased to offer you an exciting total package that can also be flexibly adapted to changing life situations - the well-being of our employees is our top priority!

•    Competitive Salary Package
•    Performance-Based Bonus Plans
•    Health and Wellness Incentives
•    Employee Stock Purchase Program
•    Community Outreach Programs / Charity Events
•    Employee Resource Group


Across our global sites and business units, we put together packages of benefits that are either supported by TE itself or provided by external service providers. In principle, the benefits offered can vary from site to site.


Calw, BW, DE, 75365

City:  Calw
State:  BW
Country/Region:  DE
Travel:  10% to 25%
Requisition ID:  93996
Alternative Locations:  Bensheim
Function:  Engineering & Technology

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