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R&D Product Development Rotational 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

The role of the R&D Product Development Engineer is to work with product management and project management to define product performance requirements and then develop a product design solution to deliver value to the target markets and customer base.  The rotational program provides the foundation for this role through rotational assignments, functional skill development, and a cross-functional group project.  Each engineer has a sponsor and within the rotation assignment reports to an experienced engineer who coordinates and oversees all their activities providing instruction.


As part of the rotation program, you will also participate in the ASPIRE Program. This is a two-year learning journey that will allow you to learn and work together with young professionals across your region through a mix of virtual and face to face sessions, utilizing both internal TE programs and external leadership and business development. You will also have the opportunity to build your network by meeting senior leaders and fellow participants from different functions and business units across the globe.  You will also be assigned to smaller learning groups or pods where focused group coaching is provided with collaborative application work for you to accelerate your ability to apply your learning experience in real work applications.


As an R&D Product Development Rotational Engineer on our New Product Introduction team, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Understand customer requirements and translate them into cost-effective designs
  • Develop product design concepts using 3D modeling skills in Pro-Engineer Creo software
  • Work across functions to ensure designs are completed on time, on cost and to TE and customer expectations
  • Conduct tolerance analysis on connector assemblies and stamped and molded components to determine dimensional fits
  • Work with Manufacturing Development Engineers to understand the manufacturing processes involved and assure manufacturability of designs
  • Generate product and application specifications under guidance of senior Engineers
  • Write qualification test plans 
  • Prepare and submit test samples to reliability test labs
  • Partner with sales and marketing to prepare new product presentations and trainings
  • Initiating and implementing programs to continuously improve quality and cost

What your background should look like:

  • Must be graduating (or recently graduated) from a Bachelor’s Degree Program in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
  • Previous internship and/or work experience preferred
  • Geographically mobile within North America
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability to manage tasks with attention to detail
  • CAD experience preferred


This position with be located at our Winston-Salem, NC office.


About TE Connectivity

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 78,000 employees, including more than 7,000 engineers, working alongside customers in nearly 140 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at www.te.com and on LinkedIn, Facebook, WeChat and Twitter.


What TE Connectivity Rotational Program offers:

Gives students the opportunity to work on valuable projects that contribute to the success of their team and build on their classroom experience. Throughout the 2-year program, Engineers will be provided with:

  • Onboarding & Orientation
  • Professional Development Workshops
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Intensive on-the-job training
  • Rotations across business units and product teams
  • Operations Experience
  • Executive Exposure

Winston-Salem, NC, US, 27101-2165

City:  Winston-Salem
State:  NC
Country/Region:  US
Travel:  Less than 10%
Requisition ID:  76436
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Engineering & Technology

Job Segment: Manufacturing Engineer, Engineer, Developer, Business Development, Electrical, Engineering, Technology, Sales

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