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Principal Extrusion Engineer

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’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.

You will have an exciting opportunity to be the lead technical resource for global manufacturing operations of FEP and other heat shrink tubing processing.  You will be based in the Portland, Oregon area, but your responsibilities will span to 13 other sites around the world.  The organization will look to you to lead three sites in manufacturing technology of various heat shrink tubing, and support 8 others in the use of that tubing in the manufacturing of catheters.  You will begin your career at TE engaging sites virtually, but travel frequently once that can be done safely. The methods and tools you develop in collaboration with other TE technical leaders will be leveraged globally to establish world class process capability.   Your contributions will be key to establishing these sites as world class in the field.


•    Lead engineers, through example and mentorship, in solving high priority challenging problems leveraging your advanced problem solving, creativity and leadership skills.
•    Collaborate with global teams in the establishment of statistical methods for thermoplastic processing and deployment across the network.
•    Partner with development teams in the achievement of innovation objectives and execution of successful product launches 
•    Serve as global technical expert for process technologies spanning product lines.    
•    Adhere to quality and compliance standards to ensure safe and effective use of the devices TE manufactures.  Identify best practices and share globally.

What your background should look like:

•    You bring a strong foundational knowledge in thermoplastic processing and the broad array of materials that are used in the industry.
•    You have a BS in Chemical Engineering, Polymer Processing Engineering, Materials Science or a related engineering degree.  Masters or PhD is a plus.
•    You have a Minimum of 10 years’ experience in an advanced manufacturing company with progressive levels of responsibility.
•    You have a passion for six sigma and statistical methodology in manufacturing process development and control.
•    You thrive on coming up with new ideas and leading others to do the same.
•    You can adapt to work priorities in response to a rapidly changing environment.
•    Any medical device manufacturing experience you have would be valued, but it is not required.


Travel: 25% to 50% - when travel is resumed

Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation

About TE Connectivity
TE Connectivity is a $13 billion 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 nearly 80,000 employees, including more than 8,000 engineers, working alongside customers in approximately 150 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.


Wilsonville, OR, US, 97070

City:  Wilsonville
State:  OR
Country/Region:  US
Travel:  25% to 50%
Requisition ID:  58518
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Engineering & Technology
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