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Fremont, California
Full time
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TE Connectivity
Manufacturing & operations
10,001+ employees
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TE Connectivity in Fremont, CA is looking for a Senior Scientist to work closely with other team members from the material development and processing teams to develop new polymeric materials along with developing new process technologies for applications in TE’s products spanning across all business units. Provide consulting and support to TE’s business units on polymeric materials, manufacturing, and plastics processing issues. Conduct novel polymeric and composite material development research with the goal of attaining improved material properties and/or additional functionality. Develop innovative plastics processing methodologies from R&D into manufacturing. Perform experiments in a lab environment to develop and test new material formulations. Perform experiments in a lab environment to develop novel plastics processing methodologies for TE products. Work with business unit’s development engineers and manufacturing organizations to transition successful technology to large-scale manufacturing and the end-user market. Act as a technical expert, lead projects, or serve as a team member of complex, large, or high impact projects. Develop creative and innovative approaches for material formulation and manufacturing processes. Troubleshoot technical problems, determine, and execute resolution plans. Create and/or contribute to project scoping, planning, budgeting, and schedules. Perform proficiently in all phases of the project from concept to transfer. Work on technically complex and high impact projects and deliverables, where ingenuity and basic business understanding is required. Apply advanced/expert knowledge of specialized discipline(s) and methods to support internal/external customer needs. Independently research broad, diverse, complex issues outside technical capability; select most efficient methods/techniques to achieve objectives. Simultaneously handle multiple, demanding, unstructured assignments and solve complex high impact problems requiring expert specialized skill, multi-disciplinary knowledge, and basic business understanding. Responsibility includes definition, completion, technical quality, and securing consistency across assigned area(s). Keep-up-to date with latest manufacturing technologies through conducting independent literature searches, conferences, networking and implement these innovative technologies within the organization. Use engineering principles in assessing viability of new technologies.

Job Overview

TE Connectivity’s R&D/Product Development Engineering Teams conceive original ideas for new products, introduce them into practice. They are responsible for product development, and qualification from market definition through production and release; assist in the qualification of suppliers for new products to ensure suppliers deliver quality parts, materials, and services for new or improved manufacturing processes; conduct feasibility studies, testing on new and modified designs; direct and support detailed design, testing, prototype fabrication and manufacturing ramp. The R&D/Product Development Engineering Teams provide all required product documentation including, but not limited to, Solid Model, 2D/3D production drawings, product specifications, and testing requirements. They create and modify detailed drawings and drafting or conceptual models from layouts, rough sketches or notes and contribute to design modifications to facilitate manufacturing operation or quality of product. Typical fields of expertise include: materials, mechanics and systems, electrical, optics, chemistry, software, automation systems, packaging, testing and measurement, and manufacturing of electrical, mechanical and electronic components, products, and their integration into systems.

What your background should look like:


Values: Integrity, Accountability, Inclusion, Innovation, Teamwork

Requirements: Doctorate degree in Plastics Engineering or related field (or foreign equivalent).

Special Requirements: Requires knowledge or experience with the following:
1) Hands on experience in extrusion methodologies.
2) Hands on experience in injection molding.
3) In-depth knowledge of polymeric materials.
4) Understanding of polymeric material characterization techniques.
May require employment and background checks.
Please apply at, enter job code 69326 and submit resume.