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Production Supervisor

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.

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

The Ruggedized Fiber Optics (RFO) team within Aerospace, Defense and Marine (AD&M) business unit of Tyco Electronics serves a broad range of customers in the commercial aerospace, military / defense and marine (including off-shore, energy exploration) markets. Our customers count on us to deliver engineering solutions and quality products to support a myriad of applications within our industries.

This candidate will plan & schedule work for a team of technicians and production personnel at our plant in Middletown, PA.   This individual will also assist with planning, procuring, and following material flow for required components that support our growth, which have not yet been established in the SAP system.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Oversee a technical production staff, including performance management for team of 6 technicians.
  • Perform mid-year & end of year goal setting and reviews for team members.
  • Plan & schedule NPD & customer NPI builds in pre-production area based on guidance from Manufacturing Development Manager & Project Managers.
  • Run weekly load meetings to provide status updates to Demand Managers, Key Account Managers, Project Managers, & Manufacturing Development Manager.
  • EHS activities and coordination for the production labs.
  • Plan purchased materials for NPI build that have not yet been established in SAP.   May include obtaining vendor quotes for long lead items listed on preliminary BOMs.
  • Assist with follow-up and drive suppliers to meet delivery commitments.
  • Proactively anticipate and communicate potential material shortages.
  • Assist with & establish strategic stocking plans to reduce lead-time of key components.
  • Drive resolution to the inevitable IT system blocks that occur during the first-time product builds.
  • Assist development team in preparing products for transfer to high volume production sites.  



What your background should look like:


  • 3 years’ experience in guiding a production team.
  • Fiber optics manufacturing experience is preferred.
  • Experience in SAP or other ERP systems.
  • Experience with MS Office suite applications, primarily Excel & Word.
  • Superior communication skills.
  • Ability to adjust to a rapidly changing set of priorities.
  • Attention to details.
  • Excellent organizational & planning skills.
  • Self-motivated individual with a high sense of urgency.
  • Proven ability to meet customer commitment dates.
  • Ability to work within a team.


This position requires access to information which is subject to stringent controls under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or Export Administration Regulations (EAR).  Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. lawful permanent resident, person granted asylee status in the U.S., or person admitted into the U.S. as a refugee.


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

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.

At TE, we believe in unleashing people’s potential. We have Employee Resource Groups (Women In Networking, ALIGN – LGBTQ, Young Professionals, etc.) to support and promote a diverse workplace and a culture of inclusion for the development of different perspectives, styles and ideas. By doing this, we are consistently recognized by Thomson Reuters as one of the Top 100 Innovators as well as deemed one of the world’s most ethical companies by Ethisphere.



Middletown, PA, US, 17057

City:  Middletown
State:  PA
Country/Region:  US
Travel:  10% to 25%
Requisition ID:  68700
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Manufacturing

Nearest Major Market: Harrisburg

Job Segment: Manager, Industrial, Engineer, ERP, SAP, Management, Manufacturing, Engineering, Technology

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