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R&D/Product DVL Technician IV

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





A Process Development Engineer Technician may be an expert in braiding, extrusion, Injection molding, machine & fixture design, machining, and assembly techniques, while possessing extensive knowledge of the associated manufacturing processes. A strong candidate should also possess the ability to create, investigate and diagnose process solutions & issues.

The Process Development Engineering Team designs and develops manufacturing processes and automation platforms and applies them for the realization of new product developments as well as optimization of existing products already in production. The Teams also supports 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 the 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. 


  • Support Engineering in providing technical support as needed on key programs.
  • The technician must work proficiently to deliver on or ahead of schedule.
  • Assist the engineering team with device design and development including, rapidly prototyping designs, troubleshooting failures, proposing and evaluating design and process improvements and testing of product.
  • Assemble Class II and III prototype components, subassemblies and assemblies
  • Works from product specifications and written/verbal instructions.
  • Develop and execute tests for new and improved design concepts processes, procedures, and test methods
  • Record build data in laboratory notebooks
  • Develop, design and implement efficient and useful fixtures and tooling for manufacturing and process improvements of new or modified products / processes
  • Review, develop, and improve manufacturing instructions
  • Maintain detailed documentation through all phases of development, testing and analysis
  • May assist in the transfer of technology and/or contribute in cross-functional discussions regarding device performance

What your background should look like:


  • AA Degree or equivalent work experience in related discipline and 5 years of related experience in the medical device industry
  • Working knowledge of engineering principles and ability to read and comprehend work instructions, schematics and design documentation
  • Experience with welding, braiding, coiling, heat shaping, hot air bonding, swaging and fusing, extrusion, injection molding is preferred
  • Critical thinking, troubleshooting and problem-solving ability
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Proficiency with Microsoft desktop environment: Windows, Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Proficiency with SolidWorks, and Minitab is a plus
  • Good written and verbal communication skills


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.


Plymouth, MN, US, 55442

City:  Plymouth
State:  MN
Country/Region:  US
Travel:  Less than 10%
Requisition ID:  72778
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Engineering & Technology

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

Job Segment: Technician, Engineer, Maintenance, Developer, Machinist, Technology, Engineering, Manufacturing

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