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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. 

TE Connectivity’s R&D/Product Development Engineering Teams conceive original ideas for new products, introduce them into practice. They are responsible for product development, and qualification from market definition through production and release; assist in the qualification of suppliers for new products to ensure suppliers deliver quality parts, materials, and services for new or improved manufacturing processes; conduct feasibility studies, testing on new and modified designs; direct and support detailed design, testing, prototype fabrication and manufacturing ramp. The R&D/Product Development Engineering Teams provide all required product documentation including, but not limited to, Solid Model, 2D/3D production drawings, product specifications, and testing requirements. They create and modify detailed drawings and drafting or conceptual models from layouts, rough sketches or notes and contribute to design modifications to facilitate manufacturing operation or quality of product. Typical fields of expertise include: materials, mechanics and systems, electrical, optics, chemistry, software, automation systems, packaging, testing and measurement, and manufacturing of electrical, mechanical and electronic components, products, and their integration into systems.

The Industrial business unit is seeking a highly motivated and skilled R&D/Development Engineer to join our product development team in Harrisburg, PA.  In this role you will work with the global TE team to develop the requirements, customers and ultimately the next generation electrical interconnect products that are needed within the outdoor LED lighting, industrial machine, and warehouse automation market space.  The need for cost effective, robust interconnects for use in harsh settings provide a challenge and opportunity for the right candidate. 
The R&D/Development Engineer will be responsible for the new product development of various connectors in support of existing product line expansions as well as products to support developments in new growth market focus areas.  The engineer will be part of a fast-paced environment to gather customer requirements, generate product concepts, organize rapid prototype samples, and clearly communicate designs internally and externally to key stake holders within the development process.  The ideal candidate will possess and apply considerable knowledge of product design principals, practices, and procedures, including understanding of manufacturing technologies such as stamping, plating, molding, assembly, and machine application. The role will involve working globally with Sales, Product Management, Project Management, Manufacturing Engineering, Operations, plant Quality and outside vendors to ensure smooth release and maintenance of parts. The Engineer will also work directly with TE’s suppliers in support of New Product Introductions and to help drive resolution of Sustaining Engineering activities.


•    Understand Mechanical, Electrical, Environmental, and other requirements to design and develop next generation electrical interconnect products.
•    Handle all aspects involved in New Product development process from initial requirements gathering to production phase
•    Generate concepts and detail designs using development methods such as DFMEA, Tolerance Analysis, DFSS, etc.
•    Coordinate the execution of design validation product testing and certification according to international standards
•    Design and documentation of precision stamped and molded electro-mechanical component assemblies
•    De-risk product design by initiating and/or performing FEM and support analysis for critical items
•    Engage directly with customer(s) to clearly present designs for technical review and comment
•    Optimize product designs for cost-efficient and high-quality manufacturing (DFM)
•    Utilize Design to Value (DTV) methodology to optimize product cost to increase product competitiveness
•    Review and comment on First Article Approvals, Process Capability Studies, 8D reports and other quality product analyses
•    Work with Product Lifecycle Management and Engineering documentation and change management systems
•    Engage with multi-functional global project teams consisting of Sales, Product Management, Project Management, Operations/Manufacturing, Quality, Global Product Approvals and Outside Vendors.
•    Troubleshoot design issues during testing and production startup. 
•    Domestic travel may be required.


What your background should look like:

•    3-5 years minimum experience working in an engineering capacity  
•    Bachelor’s Degree in engineering field (Mechanical Engineering preferred) 
•    Experienced in design of small plastic or metal components.  
•    Basic knowledge in the selection of plastic or metal base materials and evaluation of material properties
•    Demonstrated knowledge and use of finite element modeling/analysis to enable design refinement.  Ansys experience a plus.
        Proven experience using 3D CAD design tools.  Creo experience is a plus 
•    Knowledge in Basic Quality techniques and engineering change management 
•    Experience in design of experiments/test plan development to support design validation activities
•    Experienced in Microsoft Office applications.
•    Knowledge of LEAN Product Development Cycle and Processes
•    Ability to interact with customers to gather needs, transfer into technical requirements and deliver conceptual solutions. 
•    Ability to communicate effectively and accurately across multi-cultural groups
•    Strong technical aptitude with willingness to learn new technologies quickly
•    Demonstrated experience of working in a fast-paced/changing environment with ability to work to tight deadlines and changing priorities and multiple projects.
•    Knowledge of Global Certifications and Regulatory Standards (UL, IEC, etc.) is an added advantage


Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation

About TE Connectivity
TE Connectivity is a global industrial technology leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive and connected future. Our broad range of connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, enable advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications and the home. With approximately 80,000 employees, including more than 7,500 engineers, working alongside customers in approximately 140 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at www.te.com and on LinkedIn, Facebook, WeChat and Twitter.


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.

  • Generous 401(k) Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Benefits start on day one
  • Charity Donation Matching Program
  • Competitive Paid Time Off
  • Employee Resource Groups
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Healthcare for Associates and Families
  • Health and Wellness Incentives
  • Life Insurance and Disability Protection

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.


EOE, Including Disability/Vets



State:  PA
Country/Region:  US
Travel:  Less than 10%
Requisition ID:  78558
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Engineering & Technology

Nearest Major Market: Harrisburg

Job Segment: Manufacturing Engineer, Warehouse, Engineer, Electrical, CAD, Engineering, Manufacturing

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