Company Information

TE Connectivity Ltd., is a $14 billion global technology and manufacturing leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. For more than 75 years, our connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, have enabled advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and the home. With 80,000 employees, including more than 8,000 engineers, working alongside customers in nearly 140 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at www.te.com and on LinkedInFacebookWeChat and Twitter.

TE’s Medical business unit, part of the Industrial Solutions segment, offers medical device OEMs, a complete product offering, and capability portfolio for minimally invasive, imaging, surgical, diagnostic, and therapeutic devices. With more than 350 design engineers and a global presence in all key medical device hubs, we are a premier partner to the world’s leading medical technology companies for their next-generation medical devices. We are experts in all aspects of device design and manufacture, from access & delivery solutions for interventional medicine; to sensors & connectors for surgical applications. Our innovative solutions enable ground breaking medical therapies such as treating heart disease without opening the body, placing microscopic devices into brain arteries and powering robotic surgery.

Job Overview

R&D Product Development Engineer is responsible for the development and introduction of new medical interventional products. The R&D Engineer will champion the execution of new products that deliver an exceptional customer experience.  Additionally, the R&D Engineer will be responsible for managing project costs, issuing quotes to customers, procuring material quotes and interacting with customers. This role complies to FDA QSR (21 CFR 820), ISO 13485 requirements and adheres to the Quality Management System (QMS).TE Connectivity’s R&D/Product Development Engineering Teams conceive original ideas for new products, introduce them into practice. They are responsible for product development, and qualification from market definition through production and release; assist in the qualification of suppliers for new products to ensure suppliers deliver quality parts, materials, and services for new or improved manufacturing processes; conduct feasibility studies, testing on new and modified designs; direct and support detailed design, testing, prototype fabrication and manufacturing ramp. The R&D/Product Development Engineering Teams provide all required product documentation including, but not limited to, Solid Model, 2D/3D production drawings, product specifications, and testing requirements. They create and modify detailed drawings and drafting or conceptual models from layouts, rough sketches or notes and contribute to design modifications to facilitate manufacturing operation or quality of product. Typical fields of expertise include: materials, mechanics and systems, electrical, optics, chemistry, software, automation systems, packaging, testing and measurement, and manufacturing of electrical, mechanical and electronic components, products, and their integration into systems.

Responsibilities & Qualifications


  • Liaise with the development teams to provide direction and advice on device assembly challenges.
  • Create new design solutions or leverage existing designs to create cost effective and efficient improvements to assembly challenges.
  • Develop fully detailed Specifications for tooling and fixturing according to company quality standards.
  • Communicate and manage manufacture of fixturing with tooling manufacturers.
  • Design and develop new medical products to meet customer requirements within scope (e.g., performance and quality), schedule (e.g., on time delivery), and budget (e.g., price) constraints.
  • Conduct FMEA (Failure Mode Effects Analysis) and risk analysis reviews on NPI (New Product Introduction) products. 
  • Support the maintenance of specifications and other relevant documentation to comply with quality standards.
  • Contribute to Product design activities
  • Assist in the development of intellectual property generated by development activities.


This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Mechanical field of study and/ or equivalent years of experience
  • 1-3 years in a mechanical design environment preferably in a medical device design environment, with exposure to product design and Fixture design.
  • A high skill level using Solid works 3D modeling software.
  • A working Knowledge of minimally invasive Medical Device design, development and manufacturing processes.
  • Skills in tooling and jig and Fixture design. Demonstrated aptitude of innovative mechanical design skills including but not limited to frequent use of 2D and 3D CAD (Pro/Engineer) modeling, GD&T, and prototype creation.
  • Relevant experience working with project teams in planning and executing project plans and delivering projects through key milestone phases and associated activities. 
  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Process and Good Documentation Practice​​​​​​s

COMPETENCIES: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:  

  • Values: Integrity, Accountability, Teamwork, Innovation  
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, manage tight timelines and changing priorities
  • Excellent problem-solving techniques, drives for results, sense of urgency
  • Customer focused
  • Project management
  • Proficient with Microsoft office applications



  • Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation


San Jose, CA, US, 95131

Alternative Locations: 
Travel:  Less than 10%
Requisition ID:  45507

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

Job Segment: Manufacturing Engineer, Engineer, Electrical, Quality Manager, CAD, Engineering, Quality

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