Manufacturing Processes Rotational Associate (Plastics Extrusion and Digital Factory Focus)


Company Information

TE Connectivity Ltd., is a $14 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 80,000 employees, including more than 8,000 engineers, working alongside customers in approximately 140 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at and on LinkedInFacebookWeChat and Twitter.

Job Overview

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 at learning and gaining experience in a core manufacturing process within TE.  This core manufacturing process will be Plastics Extrusion and Digital FactoryLaser processing will also be desired, but not required.  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 Minneapolis Minnesota or Portland Oregon, and the candidate 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 Compounding Extrusion, and Finishing Center of Excellence (CoE) and the Digital Factory Center of Excellence (CoE).
  • Learning how to connect processes to our digital factory network, extract digital process information, and build improvement plans to act on what the data shows.
  • Learning the Wire and Tubing 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 with 0-2 years of industry experience
  • Bachelor's degree in either Manufacturing or Mechanical Engineering, Plastics or Chemical 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, or Electrical/Controls Engineering is desired but not required.
  • Lean manufacturing knowledge/experience is desired but not required.
  • Experience or knowledge of Plastic Extrusion or Laser processing a plus.


  • Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation


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Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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