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Manufacturing Engineer - Automation

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 Engineering Teams are process leaders for stamping, molding or assembly related topics, ensuring the processes are running at optimum levels for quality and output. They are experts in mold tooling, die tooling, machining, and assembly techniques, possessing extensive knowledge of the associated manufacturing processes which may include the optimization and standardization of stamping / molding / assembly or other processes within the manufacturing environment. Manufacturing Engineering Teams enable the TE business unit plants to reach TE Operating Advantage (TEOA) requirements, roll out Centers of Excellence (COE), Best Demonstrated Practices (BDP’s) and advise plants on tool and machine duplications / corrections / improvements. They design and develop manufacturing process and automation platforms and apply them for the realization of new product developments as well as optimization of existing products already in production. The Teams also support 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 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.

Job Responsibilites

•    Collaborate with internal Product Development Engineers and external customers to refine the plastic part design for manufacturability
•    The successful applicant will demonstrate free thinking and exhibit a high level of creativity
•    Participate in & manage Mold Design Reviews with internal/external mold tooling suppliers
•    Work with Launch Team Engineers to ensure that all product requirements are met
•    Understand Process Flow, PFMEA, and Control Plans
•    Specify, quote, procure new injection molding machines, & auxiliary equip. for the plants
•    Direct Process and Tooling Technicians on related issues that need to be addressed
•    Lead external CAD team on the design and release of drawings for molds, fixtures & tooling
•    Recommend multiple design ideas & work w/ external team to provide dimensional layouts
•    Perform tolerance analyses, assign part#’s, develop BOM’s & enter data in various systems
•    Work closely with design to ensure designs are optimized for production processes
•    Contribute design concepts to improve quality of product or reduce product cost
•    Assist engineers in creation and routing of manufacturing engineering changes
•    Review existing data sets, determine gaps, solve or work with others to complete missing information
•    Attend corporate workshops, serve as local expert on the latest modeling & data storage
•    PLC Programming and support
•    Robot Programming and Support
•    Develop data bases to support data analytics for root cause analysis
•    This position will require some travel

What your background should look like:

•    Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or equivalent experience
•    1-3 years of experience in plastics engineering
•    Experience with Thermoplastic Injection Molding, Scientific Injection Molding Principles, and Decoupled Molding
•    Experience with in-mold pressure sensors (closed-loop)
•    Proficiency with CAD in order to design tooling for plastic products for manufacturing
•    Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
•    Prior Project Engineer / Project Management experience preferred
•    PLC/Robot/ Cognex and or Keyence Vision Programming experience
•    Bachelor's Degree in Plastics Engineering Technology
•    Experience with PTC PDMLink, MS Excel, MS Project and Web Browsers
•    Experience with small precision plastic part design
•    Detailed knowledge of machine hardware, i.e.: screws, nuts, bolts
•    Additional certifications preferred include RJG Master Molder I & II training
•    SQL Experience in writing or developing databases

Desired Attributes
•    Works well on a team
•    Attention to detail
•    Comfortable with software and electronic data
•    Fast learner
•    Forward thinking
•    Able to work through large data sets
•    Works under limited or minimal supervision
•    Comfortable with algebra and trigonometry
•    Capable of product and tooling visualization
•    Uses good judgment and problem solving skills to accomplish tasks


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.



State:  TN
Country/Region:  US
Travel:  10% to 25%
Requisition ID:  72885
Alternative Locations:  Murfreesboro, TN
Function:  Engineering & Technology

Nearest Major Market: Chattanooga

Job Segment: Industrial, Manufacturing Engineer, Engineer, Developer, Manufacturing, Engineering, Technology

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