Winston-Salem, North Carolina
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TE Connectivity
Manufacturing & operations
10,001+ employees
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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

Our R&D/Product Development Engineers are highly engaged team players that conceive and support introduction of innovative solutions for the automotive industry. A Development Engineer is a foundational member of the product launch team challenged to deliver manufacturing ready designs through to production. The Global Automotive Americas Signal and Power Connectivity (SPC) Product Development team designs terminals and connectors for the automotive low voltage applications. Development engineers within the SPC team, work closely with OEMs, Tier One customers and cross-functional engineering team members, to determine specifications, perform engineering analysis, ideate preliminary sketches and coordinate support operations such as design, fabrication of prototypes and testing. This position will be located in Winston-Salem, NC.

In this role you will be responsible for:

  • Conceiving ideas for signal and power connectivity products and introducing them into practice.
  • Gathering voice of customer and developing product solutions while working closely with global manufacturing resources and outside suppliers to meet all TE technical, quality, and cost objectives.
  • Adapting and reconfiguring existing product designs for performance enhancements, manufacturability improvements, and cost reduction efforts.
  • Submitting intellectual property information to legal according to policy
  • Conducting feasibility studies and communicating product testing requirements
  • Creating all required product documentation including, but not limited to, solid models, drawings, product and application specifications, DFMEAs, tolerance analysis, and test plans & reports.
  • Maintaining engineering control of product related documentation via the engineering change system.
  • Directing and managing detailed product design, prototype fabrication, testing, and manufacturing ramp.
  • Working closely with the new product launch teams and the final manufacturing location to ensure smooth launch of products into the production facility.

What your background should look like:

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering (or equivalent engineering experience) required
  • 7 years minimum of product design/development experience
  • Automotive terminal and connector design and manufacturing experience preferred
  • Knowledge of materials, manufacturing processes, and assembly design principals
  • Proficient in technical tools such as 3D CAD (Creo preferred), CAE (ANSYS preferred), DoE, FMEA
  • Basic problem-solving skills (Fishbone, 5 Why Analysis, etc.)
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills (oral and written)
  • Ability to manage multiple products/projects with attention to detail.
  • Periodic travel is required depending on project needs, especially to Mexico


Values: Integrity, Accountability, Inclusion, Innovation, Teamwork

TE Connectivity is a global industrial technology leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. Our broad range of connectivity and sensor solutions enable the distribution of power, signal and data to advance next-generation transportation, renewable energy, automated factories, data centers, medical technology and more. With more than 85,000 employees, including 8,000 engineers, working alongside customers in approximately 140 countries. TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at and on LinkedIn, Facebook, WeChat, Instagram and X (formerly Twitter).


  • Competitive base salary commensurate with experience: $107,680 - $161,520 (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