Manufacturing Engineering Manager

Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
Full time
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TE Connectivity
Manufacturing & operations
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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.

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Manufacturing Engineering Manager for our Fuquay-Varina, NC location to oversee and optimize our manufacturing processes. The ideal candidate will have a solid background in manufacturing engineering, strong leadership skills, and the ability to drive continuous improvement initiatives. This role is crucial for ensuring that our production processes are efficient, cost-effective, and aligned with the highest quality standards.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Process Optimization: Analyze and improve manufacturing processes to increase efficiency, reduce waste, and lower costs while maintaining high-quality standards.
  • Team Leadership: Manage, mentor, and develop a team of manufacturing engineers, providing guidance and support to achieve departmental and company goals.
  • Project Management: Lead and manage engineering projects from concept through implementation, ensuring timely delivery within budget.
  • Continuous Improvement: Implement Lean manufacturing principles and Six Sigma methodologies to drive continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Equipment Management: Oversee the selection, installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of manufacturing equipment.
  • Quality Assurance: Work closely with the Quality Assurance team to ensure all manufacturing processes comply with industry standards and regulations.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Collaborate with other departments, including design, R&D, procurement, and production, to ensure seamless integration of new products and processes.
  • Data Analysis: Utilize data and statistical analysis to identify trends, solve problems, and drive decision-making processes.
  • Budget Management: Develop and manage the manufacturing engineering budget, ensuring effective allocation of resources.
  • Safety Compliance: Ensure all manufacturing activities adhere to safety regulations and company policies to maintain a safe working environment.

What your background should look like:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related field.
  • 8+ years’ experience in manufacturing engineering, with 2+ years in a leadership or managerial role.
  • Proficiency in CAD/CAM software, ERP systems, and other relevant engineering tools.
  • Lean Six Sigma certification (Green Belt or Black Belt), preferred.
  • Proven ability to lead and motivate a team, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a results-oriented approach.
  • Experience in project management, with a solid understanding of project management principles and methodologies.
  • In-depth understanding of manufacturing processes, materials, and production techniques.


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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