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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. 

Job Overview

TE Connectivity's Manufacturing and Process Development Engineering Teams significantly impact LEANPD driven new product development projects, driving for excellence in existing manufacturing technologies and methods and striving to implement new manufacturing technologies to provide improved process and tolerance control. They act as the binding element between product development and manufacturing engineering, ensuring the effectiveness and efficiency of this critical interface. They support Product Development in the optimization of designs and piece parts for manufacturability by realizing sample tooling/products/prototypes. They also design, develop, and qualify tooling and processes to meet TE quality and production standards, document all processes and tooling in applicable TE systems, support supply chain to verify supplier compliance and capability, initiate and implement programs to continuously improve quality, cost and cycle time and adhere to all appropriate specifications, regulatory requirements and customer requirements.


  • Direct and coordinate the activities of employees engaged in the production or processing of goods, such as extrusion technicians, inspectors and assemblers on their designated lines.
  • Has expert knowledge of all operations on the lines they support and trains employees as needed.
  • Exemplifies TE core values of Integrity, Accountability, Teamwork and Innovation in daily work.
  • Communicates needs for tools, people and resources to meet production demands.  
  • Participates in daily production meetings and promotes continuous improvement.
  • Leads and participates in project activities as required and works with cross-functional teams.
  • Provides support, input and troubleshooting expertise to technicians in the Extrusion area
  • Involved in lean manufacturing processes, changes and training.
  • Reads jobs specifications to determine machine adjustments and material requirements.
  • Knowledge and ability to setup all extrusion and in-line equipment and software.
  • Start up and operate the extrusion equipment according to approved parameters for the item(s) to be manufactured.
  • Adjust tooling as required to produce product that meets the specifications.
  • Adjust processing parameters as allowed within the approved range(s) in order to maintain the product within the approved specification.
  • Inspect product according to approved methods and standards using approved equipment.
  • Collect and package product according to approved standards and deliver to the next station listed on the work order.
  • Observe machine operation to detect work-piece defects or machine malfunction.
  • Measure work-piece dimensions with dies and gauges as well as visions systems to determine accuracy of machine operation. 
  • Performs minor machine maintenance such as oiling machines, dies, or work-pieces.
  •  Complete and submit all completed paperwork or electronic data entry.  
  • Purge, shut down and clean all equipment according to approved methods (where applicable), and remove tooling in preparation for the next work order to be processed.
  • Trains on new operations, running new MM’s and maintains training records.
  • Schedules runs for both shifts based on production & R&D needs
  • Updates Extrusion documents as needed.  
  • Supports R&D builds and provides feedback on tooling, equipment, dimensions and issues. 
  •  Confers with supervisors and management to address and resolve problem or complaints  
  • Enforces safety and sanitation regulations 

What your background should look like:

  • High School Diploma and/or GED and 7+ year(s) experience operating a machine in a plastics manufacturing environment. Direct extrusion experience preferred
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  • Must have the ability to calculate figures and amounts such as metric conversion, draw down ratio, etc.
  • Ability to apply common sense, understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.


Work Location:

This position is located in Plymouth, MN. 

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.


Plymouth, MN, US, 55441

City:  Plymouth
State:  MN
Country/Region:  US
Travel:  None
Requisition ID:  67930
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Engineering & Technology

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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