Middletown, Pennsylvania
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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

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.

Short Description

  • Lead technical product development of judicious projects from market definition through production and release.
  • Act as a core team member for mechanical design and design leader for cross-functional teams in concert with the project manager.
  • Train colleagues on technical tools and processes.
  • Leverage understanding of competitive products and intellectual property for the department.
  • Execute on multiple projects concurrently driving technology and product decisions with the team.
  • Exercise influence within the department by participating in design reviews of colleagues’ projects.
  • Contribute to technical initiatives within the department.
  • Drive customer and supplier communications.
  • Execute the product development through stages of concept, design, validation, and industrialization.
  • Concept new products using engineering tools to create 3D CAD models and work with a cross-functional team to jointly refine these concepts into manufacturable, cost-effective products.
  • Perform engineering analysis including mechanical simulations on key features such as spring beams, latches, and compliant pins.
  • Create 2D drawings with geometric dimensions and tolerances and conduct tolerance analysis to ensure design intent can be achieved.
  • Write specifications and technical documentation including design objectives, application guidelines, validation test plans, and qualification reports.
  • Coordinate and support the creation of engineering prototypes and customer samples, formalizing features as needed.
  • Work with manufacturing to reconcile dimensionally measured products to 2D drawings.
  • Coordinate validation and qualification testing on products to ensure design objectives are met.
  • Conduct failure analysis as needed using tools such as CT scans, cross sections, and tear downs to find the root cause for issues and implement solutions.
  • Maintain engineering documentation and history files.
  • Keep account to the project team on deliverables including honoring timeline commitments.

What your background should look like:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in mechanical engineering.
  • 8 years or more of mechanical engineering product development experience.
  • Engineering experience in connector and cable assembly industry strongly preferred.
  • Participation in full product development cycle from establishing customer requirements to releasing qualified design to production.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in 3D CAD applications, PTC Creo preferred, Ansys SpaceClaim beneficial.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in 3D CAE simulation applications, Ansys preferred.
  • Ability in geometric dimensions and tolerances and tolerance analysis.
  • Detailed understanding of manufacturing processes including stamping, molding, plating, and assembly.
  • Design for manufacturing (DFM) to address customer requirements including mechanical, environmental, electrical, manufacturing, and cost.
  • Strong interpersonal communication and cross functional teamwork skills.
  • Ability to work in a global environment


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: $127,920 – $191,880 (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