Metals R&D Intern

TE Connectivity

Location: Wilsonville, Oregon

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

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

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Short Description

  • 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:

  • Minimum GPA requirement of 3.0
  • Enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program in Mechanical, Biomedical, and Chemical or related Engineering discipline
  • Currently enrolled in an accredited University or College for the duration of the Internship
  • 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


  • Competitive base salary commensurate with experience: $18 – $27 (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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