Manufacturing Engineering Manager

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

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. Manufacturing Engineering Teams enable the TE business unit plants to reach TE Operating Advantage (TEOA) requirements, roll out Centers of Excellence (COE), Best Demonstrated Practices (BDP’s) and advise plants on tool and machine duplications / corrections / improvements. They design and develop manufacturing process and automation platforms and apply them for the realization of new product developments as well as optimization of existing products already in production. The Teams also support Product Development in the selection and optimization of tools for piece part production and the selection of the most suitable manufacturing concepts relative to planned manufacturing quantities, quality requirements and manufacturing location. They act as interface between engineering and production to ensure manufacturability of new designs and smooth production ramp up as well as support the research & development teams to produce sample manufacturing equipment, product samples and prototypes.

The successful candidate will provide high quality engineering solutions to complex manufacturing problems. The engineering manager will drive improvement using industry best practices, standardize work, and the mentoring of the engineering team.


  • Lead engineers, through example and mentorship, in solving high priority disputing problems leveraging your advanced problem solving, creativity and leadership skills.
  • Support Operational Strategy for area of responsibility.
  • Define and implement effective process monitoring tools and techniques to fully quantify process characteristics.
  • Partner with development teams in the achievement of innovation objectives and execution of successful product/process launches.
  • Evaluate products for manufacturability and provide technical guidance for corrective/preventative actions.
  • Define and execute operational plans and strategy.
  • Develops engineering organizational strategy to provide exceptional customer experiences to both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Assess risk and compliance across area of responsibility.
  • Develop and maintain a high performing engineering team.
  • Manage Capex budget for area of responsibility.
  • Ensure performance and development activities are completed in accordance with TE policies and procedures.
  • Support safety initiatives.
  • Drive innovation and apply a dynamic approach to market demands and trends.
  • Assess and plan workforce utilization, space requirements, workflow, and equipment layout to maximize efficiency. 
  • Adapt/modify traditional approaches to enhance quality or value to existing methods.
  • Determine best course of action to meet schedules and/or resolve technical challenges.

What your background should look like:

  • BS/MS Degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Manufacturing)
  • Ability to manage/lead engineering projects and initiatives.
  • You thrive on coming up with new ideas and leading others to do the same.
  • Quick learner with strong mechanical/electrical aptitude
  • Experience dealing with third party equipment and process development.
  • Familiarity and design background for machine control systems
  • CAD experience for electrical and mechanical design
  • Knowledge of SAP as it pertains to change management and BOM architecture.
  • Knowledge of Cable/Wire manufacturing desired but not essential
  • ISO 13485 or FDA 21 CFR 820 experience is desired but not essential.
  • Communicates positively with wide variety of people including maintenance technicians, machine operators, engineers, and management.


Building Effective Teams
Motivating Others
Managing and Measuring Work
Values: Integrity, Accountability, Inclusion, Innovation, Teamwork
SET : Strategy, Execution, Talent (for managers)

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: $111,600 - $167,400 (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