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Material Science Product Engineer


TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) is a $12 billion global technology leader. Our connectivity and sensor solutions are essential in today’s increasingly connected world. We collaborate with engineers to transform their concepts into creations – redefining what’s possible using intelligent, efficient and high-performing TE products and solutions proven in harsh environments. Our 72,000 people, including over 7,000 engineers, partner with customers in over 150 countries across a wide range of industries. We believe EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS –


Job Title: Material Science Product Engineer – Swindon, UK


Job Overview

Wire and Cable (WNC) is part of the Aerospace Defense and Marine business (AD&M) within TE’s industrial business segment, supplying customers with electronic components that include ruggedized electronic interconnect solutions, harness components and harness assemblies.

We are currently offering an exciting opportunity to be part of our dynamic team supporting and developing the next generation of Wire and Cable product. The team is looking for an enthusiastic, hands-on Material Science Engineer to sustain & grow business through continuous improvement, design iterations and new product development, contributing as part of a team and as an individual to deliver the WNC Engineering strategy & vision.


The candidate must have a base of knowledge and skills covering material science, polymer product manufacturing processes and a sound understanding of relevant technologies and current industry practices. 

TE offers an attractive benefits package including competitive salary, private pension (TE contribution up to 10%), PAYE Sharesave scheme, Cycle to Work scheme & on-site restaurant.


We offer excellent training package and career progression, as well as opportunity to learn from our experienced product engineers and material scientists.


Job Responsibilities

•    Engineering support for product used and sold to the Aerospace and Military markets
•    Lead new product Qualification and Qualification retention efforts through thorough understanding of Specification requirements, compiling Qualification Test Plans, overseeing testing and ensuring proper documentation.
•    Lead specific development activities as part of a larger development project, organizing experiments, trials, testing and collating data
•    Writing Product Specifications, Quality Test Plans and Test Reports, and updating existing product specifications when required 
•    Provide product Compliance oversight to REACH/ROHS requirements
•    Provide support for product and materials obsolescence and product migration.
•    Lead continuous improvement activities for product streamlining.
•    Work closely with Lead Engineers, Product Managers, Project Managers and Operations to deliver new development projects into operations successfully
•    Run product development trials of New Product Development projects while fully integrating with the LEANPD process and PLM Central, ensuring that work is scheduled to meet pre-determined targets
•    Supporting key data collection DFMEA, PFMEA, Qualification data.
•    Writing technical papers for internal and external distribution
•    Liaising with external Agencies and customers
•    Communicating and resolving technical issues for legacy product with internal and external customers.


Key Requirements

•    Bachelor of Science in Materials. Master’s degree is desirable. 
•    Strong polymer material science background, with hands on test and processing ability
•    Project management skills - Able to handle multiple projects concurrently
•    Experience with product development from concept to industrialization (VOC, DOE, FMEA)
•    Knowledge of Mil-Aero and Space products/materials
•    A good knowledge of health and safety procedures
•    Green Belt in Six Sigma Design preferred. If not, must be willing to pursue
•    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Able to work across global multicultural team
•    High level of written and spoken English language 
•    Capable of working under limited or no supervision, will take ownership and accountability for project tasks.
•    Experience in documenting all potential Intellectual Property (IP), submitting invention disclosures; working with attorneys on patent applications will be an advantage 



At TE Connectivity, 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.



State:  SWD
Country/Region:  GB
Travel:  Less than 10%
Requisition ID:  88778
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Engineering & Technology

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