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Rotational R&D Product Development Engineer I

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

Designed for graduating seniors and early career professionals, this 2-year program accelerates participant’s development by combining intensive on-the-job training, rotations across business units, locations and roles, and exposure to senior leadership.


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.


  • Conceiving ideas for new products and introducing them into practice.
  • Gathering voice of customer and developing product solutions while working closely with global manufacturing resources and outside suppliers to meet all TE technical, quality, and cost objectives.  
  • Adapting and reconfiguring existing product designs for performance enhancements, manufacturability improvements, and cost reduction efforts.
  • Submitting intellectual property information to legal according to policy
  • Conducting feasibility studies and communicating product testing requirements
  • Creating all required product documentation including, but not limited to, solid models, drawings, product and application specifications, DFMEAs, tolerance analysis, and test plans & reports.
  • Maintaining engineering control of product related documentation via the engineering change system.
  • Directing and supporting detailed product design, prototype fabrication, testing, and manufacturing ramp.
  • Working closely with the new product launch teams and the final manufacturing location to ensure smooth launch of products into the production facility.

What your background should look like:

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


This position will be located at our Middletown, PA office for the first year, then will transfer to our Winston-Salem, NC office the second year.


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.


Middletown, PA, US, 17057

City:  Middletown
State:  PA
Country/Region:  US
Travel:  Less than 10%
Requisition ID:  75961
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Engineering & Technology

Nearest Major Market: Harrisburg

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

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