Failure Analysis & Reliability Senior Engineer

TE Connectivity

Location: Harrisburg

Job Type: Full time

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Job Overview

TE Connectivity is seeking an engineer to join our Harrisburg Failure Analysis and Reliability Engineering (HFAR) group. The position reports to the manager of the HFAR group. The successful candidate will lead failure analysis projects to determine the causes of failures and to identify corrective actions for products including electrical and fiber optic connectors, relays, and sensors. This position thus provides the opportunity to gain broad knowledge of both the design and function of the full range of products from all TE Connectivity segments and the manufacturing processes used in their production. The engineer will also be involved in projects to define and oversee test programs and perform statistical data analysis to determine the reliability of products in specific use conditions.


Lead multiple failure analysis projects simultaneously to identify failure cause and corrective actions
Develop investigative plan to ensure identification of cause will be done efficiently
Organize work with support technicians
Perform hands-on analysis using various systems including CT X-ray, Optical Microscopes, Scanning Electron Microscopes
Planning and executing reliability test programs
Performing advanced statistical data analysis of test data
Writing detailed reports of findings
Identifying and developing new analysis technologies to improve failure analysis and reliability testing capabilities


Ability to self-prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously, adapting to regular changes in priority
Structured failure analysis investigation
Direct communication with internal and external customers
Excellent written communication to develop comprehensive engineering reports
Ability to read product drawings
Statistical data analysis
Knowledge of DoE a plus
Knowledge of reliability testing a plus
ASQ Reliability Engineer Certification a plus
CAD, preferably CREO
Hands on use of any of the following equipment is a plus:
Electrical multimeters
Data loggers
CT X-ray
Scanning Electric Microscope

What your background should look like:

This position requires access to information which is subject to stringent controls under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or Export Administration Regulations (EAR).   Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. lawful permanent resident, person granted asylee status in the U.S., or person admitted into the U.S. as a refugee.

BS in engineering, mechanical or electrical preferred
7 plus years minimum in an engineering role: Design or testing of electrical connectors, contacts, relays, fiber optics, and/or application tooling preferred
Product testing
Advanced statistical analysis
Failure analysis methods and analysis tools


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 more than 85,000 employees, including over 8,000 engineers, working alongside customers in approximately 140 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at 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.

EOE, Including Disability/Vets

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