TE Connectivity

Location: Fremont, California

Job Type: Full time

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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’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; assist in the qualification of suppliers for new products to ensure suppliers deliver quality parts, materials, and services for new or improved manufacturing processes; 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. Typical fields of expertise include: materials, mechanics and systems, electrical, optics, chemistry, software, automation systems, packaging, testing and measurement, and manufacturing of electrical, mechanical and electronic components, products, and their integration into systems.

The Corporate Technology Center (CTC) Analytical group at TE Connectivity in Fremont, CA invites applicants for a material scientist. TE Connectivity is the home of well-known brands of electric and electronic components with a wide span of applications from automotive to appliance. The CTC Analytical group plays an integral role within the company through focusing on advanced material characterization techniques to determine root cause analysis of manufacturing issues and supporting new initiatives within R&D pertaining to material and process development along with providing technical expertise in materials issues. Our team of experts offers tremendous opportunities for innovation and advancement of original knowledge in the field.

We seek an energetic and creative candidate to work closely with other team members from the analytical team to lead advanced material analysis for R&D and business unit projects. The candidate will also provide consulting and support to TE’s business units on materials challenges. The ideal candidate will possess strong technical expertise in polymer science, material science, plastics engineering, or a similar field of study and enjoy hands-on work in a lab environment. The candidate will be an innovative thinker who learns quickly and is able to solve problems creatively while working with minimal supervision

Primary responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Conduct daily based experiment for Rotational Rheometer, DMA, Capillary Rheometer; TGA-GC/MS, SEM/EDS, XRF, FTIR and XRD to support R&D projects and external customer request.
  • Document the experiments conditions and procedure, analyze the experiments data and write test report.
  • Communicate with the customer regarding the test request and results.
  • Upload the test results into the system.
  • Conduct regular instrument maintenance and work with the supplier closely to solve any issue it may have.
  • Write SOP for the instrument in charge.

What your background should look like:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Material Science, Polymer Science, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, or related field
  • Knowledge of polymeric materials, physical properties, formulation, and/or processing, and some knowledge of material characterizing techniques, such as Rheology, DMA, FTIR, GC-MS, SEM/EDS, XRF and understanding of structure-property relationships
  • Highly self-motivated individual with a strong bias for action and impact
  • A strong team player with a positive, proactive and professional attitude
  • Creative, innovative, with no hesitation to head into the lab to try out new ideas
  • Excellent communication skills, and excellent written / verbal / presentation skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work according to tight timelines


Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation


  • Competitive base salary commensurate with experience: $56300-$84500 (subject to change dependent on physical location)
  • Posted salary ranges are made in good faith. TE Connectivity reserves the right to adjust ranges depending on the experience/qualification of the selected candidate as well as internal and external equity.
  • Total Compensation = Base Salary + Incentive(s) + Benefits
  • A comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, 401(k), disability, life insurance, employee stock purchase plan, paid time off and voluntary benefits.

EOE, Including Disability/Vets

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