TE Connectivity

Location: Culpeper, Virginia

Job Type: Full time


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 Manufacturing Engineering Teams are process leaders for stamping, molding or assembly related topics, ensuring the processes are running at optimum levels for quality and output. They are experts in mold tooling, die tooling, machining, and assembly techniques, possessing extensive knowledge of the associated manufacturing processes which may include the optimization and standardization of stamping / molding / assembly or other processes within the manufacturing environment.

The Wire & Cable facility in Culpeper Virginia is part of the Aerospace, Defense and Marine business unit of TE, and is a world leader in the design of electrical, optical and mechanical cable solutions used for applications in extreme and rigorous environments. This capability is extended to military and industrial applications as well as ocean research and offshore oil and gas exploration. TE Connectivity's Manufacturing and Process Development Engineering Teams significantly impact LEANPD driven new product development projects, driving for excellence in existing manufacturing technologies and methods and striving to implement new manufacturing technologies to provide improved process and tolerance control. They support Product Development in the optimization of designs and realization of prototypes and qualification products. They also design, develop, and qualify tooling and processes to meet TE quality and production standards, document all processes and tooling in applicable TE systems, support supply chain to verify supplier compliance and capability, initiate and implement programs to continuously improve quality, cost and cycle time and adhere to all appropriate specifications, regulatory requirements and customer requirements.

TE Connectivity’s wire and cable facility in Culpeper VA is currently seeking a highly motivated engineer to sustain and improve our manufacturing processes as well as manage machine upgrades and new machine installations. These processes include steel wire drawing, extrusion, cable assembly and cable armoring.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Actively participate in safety programs. Implement solutions initiated by these activities to resolve or prevent safety issues.
  • Lead process development projects in the design, build, conditioning and installation of manufacturing equipment.
  • Evaluate new product designs as well as changes to existing products to ensure they can be produced to meet specifications safely and efficiently. Recommend and provide cost estimates for process changes when current capabilities are lacking.
  • Estimate tooling and process costs and manage project budgets
  • Utilize product nonconformance and scrap data to drive process improvements through enhanced procedures, error-proofing and the integration of new technology.
  • Create and update work instructions and visual standards, working closely with production supervisors/operators to solicit support and team engagement.
  • Work with Global Engineering teams in the sharing of best practices.
  • Support Lean Manufacturing and Visual Management initiatives

What your background should look like:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical or Industrial Engineering (or 4 years' related experience), plus a minimum of 3 years' related experience
  • Experience with wire and cable manufacturing, steel wire drawing process, preferred
  • Competency with computer drawing software (CAD)
  • Must be able to work in a hands-on environment, interacting closely with manufacturing operators and supervision as well as the maintenance crews
  • Sound project management skills
  • Proficient in MS Office Software such as Excel, Word, Outlook, and Access
  • Working knowledge of lean manufacturing tools, Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt is preferred
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic global environment with multiple changing priorities


Values: Integrity, Accountability, Teamwork, Innovation
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