Product Development Engineer at TE Connectivity (Hartford, CT)

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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 is committed to investing in our greatest asset - our people. As part of our focus we are proud to announce our newest opportunity, our Engineering Development Program! Different from an entry level rotation program, this program focuses on professionals with prior work experience and does not include rotating job positions. This two-year program is designed to provide robust business and personal development opportunities in addition to your primary engineering responsibilities in the Data & Devices Business Unit.

As part of this program, you'll have the opportunity to:
  • Complete a personalized development journey that identifies your individual strengths, areas of opportunity, and creates a path to strengthen your development
  • Complete Harvard Business School Online courses to obtain a Certificate of Specialization in Leadership & Management
  • Apply your knowledge and experience in a Capstone Project to support the business
  • Participate in mentoring and coaching with Communications Solutions Segment leadership
  • Engage with an Executive Coach to further your development

At the end of the two years, you will be prepared for future advancement into critical technical and/or leadership roles in the organization.

About the Data & Devices Business Unit:
Data communications applications change at an exponential pace and the Data and Devices Business Unit is at the heart of a continuously expanding connected life. Accordingly, we provide responsive, iterative and fundamentally agile capabilities to support today's demands. Our customers are building the devices and the infrastructure that is redefining what information technology means. Our products push markets and meet the ever-changing need of the evolving, more connected, data-driven world. We are enhancing the way we do business, focusing on the most important things and staying agile and responsive to the needs of a faster, more connected world.

Are you a self-starter, an influencer and have a passion for evolving high-speed data communication technology? At TE Connectivity, you will find a culture that rewards such hands-on engineering spirit. We empower our engineer to work collaboratively supporting our customer's next generation of high-speed data communication products. This is a great opportunity to join our team that is seeking a like-minded person to develop relationships with key technology individuals at customers to understand technology pain points and direction.

What you will be doing
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; 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.

What your background should look like:

As an R&D Product Development Engineer, a typical day may include:
  • Product development from market definition through production and release
  • Conceiving ideas for new products, and using the engineering tools to create models and drawings
  • Introducing your concept to the team and working with the team to develop an acceptable concept into practical
  • Determining specifications, performing engineering analysis, making preliminary sketches and design, coordinating and supporting operations with things such as fabrication of prototypes and testing
  • Interacting with customers, vendors, marketing and sales personnel, and other engineering areas during the pre-production stages of new products
  • Defining and developing new product concepts which provide technical or cost advantages to the customer in order to improve TE's Data and Devices market position
  • Executing technical documentation to fully detail design drawings and requirements, engineering and product change notices, and design history files
  • Reporting and regular communication to the Project Manager
  • Providing cross disciplinary product related advice about technical and technical-commercial aspects
  • Having regular discussions on progress, work implementation and problems, priorities, analysis, audit, CAE with other involved parties
  • Advising and supporting the manufacturing development team and plant with technical solutions
  • Acting as a vendor liaison at all levels as required, contracting (through procurement) and consultancy
  • Assessing customer technical complaints and resolving design-related quality issues
  • Adopting and adapting to relevant engineering standards and agency practices
  • Supporting TE Launch teams in bringing the new connector designs to production
Minimum Requirements:
  • BS degree in Engineering required (Mechanical / Systems discipline preferred)
  • At least 3-5 years of engineering experience in connector industry
  • Experience in High Speed signals and system architecture
  • Highly experienced in 3D modeling and design

Must have demonstrated experience in the following:
  • Fundamental understanding of connector design and mechanical assembly and/or manufacturing techniques
  • Design for Manufacturing (DFM) review, preparation, and presentation to address customer design, engineering, and manufacturing requirements
  • Detailed understanding of manufacturing processes to include stamping, molding, plating and automated product assembly
  • Experience in development engineering and participation in full product development cycle
  • Demonstrated proficiency in 3D Design Applications, ProE(Creo) or Solidworks preferred, Spaceclaim beneficial
  • Strong interpersonal communication and teaming skills


Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation
More Information on TE Connectivity
TE Connectivity operates in the Greentech industry. The company is located in Wilsonville, OR, Oceancisde, CA, Fairview, NC, Dayton, OH, Jonestown, PA, Berwyn, PA and Troy, MI. TE Connectivity was founded in 2022. It has 29965 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 150 open jobs at TE Connectivity, click here.
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