Regional manufacturing engineering manager

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 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. 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.


Job description:
•    Develop and implement concepts to manufacture new and existing products by using lean industrial design principles and best manufacturing technologies inside TE
•    Lead ME Assembly EMEA which includes Hubs in Portugal, Hungary, Czech Republic, Germany, Belgium, Morocco and India
•    Coach, mentor and develop the team by fostering an environment of continuous learning, and encouraging global collaboration in a geographically and culturally dispersed organization with a strong view on continuous improvement
•    Benchmark our current manufacturing concepts with the external market and regular review of major process-related challenges
•    Has the overall responsibility to provide manufacturing concepts for new and existing products
•    Implementation of digital tools on our Assembly equipment’s for ramp up, traceability, problem solving and fast ramp up
•    Assure the design for manufacturing (MRL level) in collaboration with Product Engineering, Quality, Operations, Centre of Excellences and Process engineering
•    Minimize our Tooling Costs and Time to Market with Advanced Design Concepts, Additive Manufacturing, Reverse Engineering
•    Continuous tracking of required skills in current and future business opportunities
•    Strengthen usage and training of lean principles, problem solving, Six Sigma tools and data driven decisions
•    Establish the right KPIs to measure success


•    Bachelor in Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial Engineering or equivalent
•    10+ year’s work experience
•    Strong background in creating manufacturing concepts and processes as well as industrialisation of projects
•    Experience in manufacturing of electronic components as an advantage
•    Lean and Value Stream Thinking
•    Demonstrated ability to motivate all levels of the organization
•    Comfortable to work in a fast-paced, international matrix organisation 
•    Fast learner, able to quickly familiarize her/himself with existing methods and practices and new concepts/ideas
•    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
•    Strong team formation and leadership skills


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

Evora, 07, PT, 7002-552

City:  Evora
State:  07
Country/Region:  PT
Travel:  50% to 75%
Requisition ID:  118303
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Engineering & Technology

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