Operations Engineering Rotation Associate

Company Information

TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) is a $12 billion global technology leader. Our connectivity and sensor solutions are essential in today's increasingly connected world. We collaborate with engineers to transform their concepts into creations - redefining what's possible using intelligent, efficient and high-performing TE products and solutions proven in harsh environments. Our 72,000 people, including over 7,000 engineers, partner with customers in over 150 countries across a wide range of industries. We believe EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS - www.TE.com.

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.

The TE Operations Engineering Rotation Program is designed to provide participants with broad exposure to various Operations and organizations of the company and enable a base of knowledge for the associate that is important to learn in order to hold various leadership responsibilities in both Engineering and Operations.   This rotational career opportunity is aimed to learning and gaining experience in a core manufacturing process within TE.  This core manufacturing process will be Wire Extrusion and Digital Factory.  The program consists of four six month rotations in multiple areas where this core process is utilized and accompanied by a robust technical and leadership curriculum.  At the conclusion of the two year program, participants will be candidates for leading technical or management roles across the company in this core manufacturing process.  The Operations Rotational Program provides individuals with future leadership opportunities with TE Operations.

Position will most likely be based in Dongguan, China and the candidates will experience travel to various Regional locations or around the globe.  Temporary global assignments may be experienced or required.

Responsibilities & Qualifications


As an Operations Engineering Core Manufacturing Processes Rotation Associate, your responsibilities would include but are not limited to the following:

  • Shadowing, assisting and learning from the global leaders of the Digital Factory Center of Excellence (CoE).
  • Learning the Wire Extrusion core manufacturing process and being an advocate of sharing best practices from one plant to another.
  • Participating in the innovation and development of continuous improvement techniques within the core manufacturing process.
  • Leading and managing an innovation and development project.
  • Learning how to collaborate with and understanding various functional areas such as Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Supplier Management, Procurement, Manufacturing, Quality, Development Engineering, Product Engineering, Finance and others.
  • Applying lean manufacturing principles as it relates to improving the core manufacturing process.
  • Evaluating the business impact of various improvements to the core manufacturing process.


  • Eligible candidates are recent college graduates (graduating between December 2017 - June 2018) with 0-2 years of industry experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Manufacturing or Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Controls Engineering or other related degrees considered applicable.
  • Strong academic background in Controls, programming, or Internet of Things (IOT).
  • Experience in PLC Programming, CNC Machine Operation, or Electrical/Controls Engineering is desired but not required.
  • Lean manufacturing knowledge/experience is desired but not required.


  • Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation


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