R&D/Product & Process Development Intern

TE Connectivity

Location: Plymouth

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

At TE, you can make an impact working with people from diverse backgrounds and industries to create a safer, sustainable, and more connected world.

Job Overview

As an Intern on our Product and Process Development (PPD) team, you’ll have the opportunity to:

Work with Senior Engineers to develop our next generation of products

Understanding customer requirements and translating them into cost-effective designs

Helping with test planning and execution


Job functions include but are not limited to the following.

Participate in Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) process to identify root cause and determine corrective actions to prevent recurrence of equipment failure

Design and coordinate standard engineering tests and experiments

Design, procure, and fabricate tooling and fixtures

Assist in planning, organization, and conducting all aspects of technical studies

Lead one or more projects that will be started and completed within the Internship

Assist in writing Manufacturing Process Instructions

Provide engineering support for other departments as needed

Prepare and complete a presentation to the department at the end of the internship showing your projects and achievements 

What your background should look like:

Currently enrolled in an accredited University or College for the duration of the Internship

Enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program in Mechanical, Biomedical, and Chemical or related Engineering discipline

Minimum GPA requirement of 3.0

Comfortable working in both laboratory and manufacturing environments

Desire to work on projects

Leadership skills

Good analytical skills with attention to detail

Strong verbal and written communication abilities

Ability and desire to work in a team environment

Proficient with Microsoft Office Applications

Ability to work a flexible schedule based on the needs of the business


Values: Integrity, Accountability, Teamwork, Innovation

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.


  • Competitive base salary commensurate with experience: $18.00 – 27.00 (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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