Lab Leader- Product Performance Engineering

Are you a leader, a motivator with a passion for ehancing product performance. At TE Connectivity, you will find a culture that rewards such hands-on engineering spirit. We take pride in the products we make and looking for someone with a like-minded person to lead our Connectors and Terminals laboratory located in Hemet, CA. 

What you'll be doing...


As the Product Performance Laboratory Leader, you'll be responsible for improving product performance through Design Verification, Product Validation and Troubleshooting activities. This position requires strong leadership  to oversee the laboratory staff and ensure proper test plans, resources and the use of testing machines. Also responsible for understaning industry specifications, to discuss testing procedures and results with the Engineering team, prepare samples and report test results and suggestions for iimprovements based on the results.


A typical day may include:

  • Discussing test procedures with requesters based on given specifications and define testing setup.
  • Controlling and accepting testing samples.
  • Planning resources (staff and machines) and define priorities.
  • Mantaining testing equipments.
  • Following timeframe given for testing.
  • Defining required fixtures for testing set ups.
  • Providing analysis of testing samples and potential improvements when needed.
  • Providing verbal and written report of testing results.
  • Leading lab staff in daily activities. 
  • Discuss with Lab Manager resources needed for the laboratory.


What your background should look like...


  • BS Degree in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering preferred
  • Experience working as a lead in a laboratory environment
  • Excellent communication & presentation skills (oral & written)
  • Ability to deal with multiple priorities, multi-tasking and establish priorities based on urgencies and internal/external customer expectations
  • Ability to work well within a cross-functional team environment including all engineering, project management, and quality functions of internal departments as well as major customers and vendors
  • Strong organizational and problem solving skills. Strong attention to detail. Self-starter and enthusiastic
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite, Outlook, SAP, and CAD (preferred Pro-Engineering) applications
  • Ability to lead people


Nice to have...

  • Confirmed experience in technical laboratories and good knowledge to operate testing equipment such as temperature chambers, thermal shock cameras, shaker, and others.
  • Minimum of 5 years automotive experience in similar or related companies.
  • Knowledge of automotive terminal and connector products, materials and processes, OEM and Tier 1 applications, and other automotive requirements.

What TE Connectivity offers...


We offer competitive total rewards compensation. Our commitment to our associates includes offering benefit programs that are comprehensive, competitive and will meet the needs of our associates.

  • Healthcare for associates and their families, including eligible domestic partners
  • Paid time off, including vacations and holidays
  • Life insurance and disability protection
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Retirement benefits (401k matching) and more…


Throughout our Global reach and various Business Units, we take a balanced approach to the benefits we provide. Many benefits are company-paid, while others are available through associate contribution. Specific benefit offerings can vary by location.


  • Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation


Company Information

TE Connectivity Ltd., is a $13 billion global technology and manufacturing leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. For more than 75 years, our connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, have enabled advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and the home. With 78,000 employees, including more than 7,000 engineers, working alongside customers in nearly 150 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at and on LinkedInFacebookWeChat and Twitter.


When every connection counts, TE’s Industrial & Commercial Transportation (ICT) business unit delivers reliable connectivity products designed to withstand harsh environmental conditions for on and off-highway vehicles and recreational transportation. As a world leader in rough and rugged connectivity, depend on TE’s ICT to provide innovative solutions for field applications where failure is not an option. Some of our key technologies include terminals and connectors, custom cable assemblies, relays and switching modules, inductive systems, and wire and cable.

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Hemet, CA, US, 92545

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Education Experience:  Bachelors Degree (High School +4 years)
Travel:  10% to 25%

Nearest Major Market: Riverside
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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