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Product Development Rotational Engineer - Rugged Fiber Optics

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

Are you interested in continuing to advance your technical capabilities and leadership skills at an accelerated rate?  Are you seeking broad exposure to engineering challenges and the opportunity to quickly develop a wide professional network at all levels within an organization?  TE Connectivity’s Aerospace, Defense and Marine (ADM) Business Unit is recruiting for its Product Development Engineering Rotation program. The Rotation Program is a two-year program that provides young professionals with the opportunity to be part of multiple project-driven assignments in various organizations in areas such as Product Development, Product/Sustaining Engineering, and Manufacturing/Process Development.  Woven into the two years is a robust technical and leadership curriculum that is accomplished through hands-on practice, training courses and other informational sessions.  The sessions include exposure to a variety of other functions such as Quality, Procurement, Product Mgmt and Project Mgmt. Additionally, rotation engineers will gain experience in the Product Lifecycle, from concept creation to development of product that are stamped, injection-molded, screw-machined, die-cast, plated and/or assembled using a variety of processes.  Investing these two years in the development of engineering talent builds a strong foundation upon which to continue building a promising career with TE.


At the conclusion of the two-year program, the successful candidate will move into a permanent engineering position in the ADM High Performance Group (HPG), reporting to a Rugged Fiber Optics (RFO) Engineering Manager. The RFO Team develops products for embedded processing systems used in aerospace and defense market applications, such as avionics, communications, radar, advanced sensors, in-flight entertainment & cabin control systems.  These are found on both military and commercial aircraft, helicopters, military ground vehicles, satellites, to name a few.  In this position, the engineer will provide product or manufacturing process development engineering support to both existing and new RFO product lines.  These products range from fiber optic termini, connector solutions, cable assemblies and active opto-electronic devices and media convertors.  You will design and develop new product platforms as well as support modifications, product extensions and product derivatives for new applications.  Working closely with the business office and sales teams, you will support customer demands for assigned product lines offering technical assistance to both internal and external customers.

Job Responsiblities

As an ADM Product Development Rotational Engineer, your responsibilities may include the following:
•    Development of innovative product design solutions
•    3D modeling and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
•    Creation and evaluation of prototypes through additive manufacturing
•    Hands-on testing to evaluate product performance against industry/customer requirements
•    Evaluating design concepts through finite-element modeling and other simulations
•    Transforming concepts into a functional, cost-effective products
•    Collaboration with manufacturing on design-for-manufacturability reviews to ensure products can be easily manufactured.
•    Support manufacturing facilities in different locations around the world through design insight.
•    Work closely with customers, sales, product management, advanced manufacturing, the model shop, and the test lab in a simultaneous engineering environment.
•    Promote TE’s values, purpose, and strategy throughout different functional teams

What your background should look like:

Eligible candidates will graduate between December 2021 and June 2022 with 0 – 2 years industry experience.
•    Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or related degree preferred
•    Leadership experience is preferred
•    Strong interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written)


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.


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 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.


Harrisburg, PA, US, 17057

City:  Harrisburg
State:  PA
Country/Region:  US
Travel:  Less than 10%
Requisition ID:  73857
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Engineering & Technology

Nearest Major Market: Harrisburg

Job Segment: Aerospace Engineering, Manufacturing Engineer, Optics Engineering, PLM, Mechanical Engineer, Engineering, Management

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