Lab Manager

Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
Full time
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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 Engineering Managers provide leadership for cross functional engineering teams. They work with senior management to define technical road maps aligned with market directions and communicate across other Business Units to share applicable technology. Our Engineering Managers leverage TE global technology to increase competitive position and increased value to our customers. They identify relevant technology trends and opportunities, develop relationships and partnerships with key customers, industry leaders and core suppliers, define and manage IP strategy, assess talent and implement development plans to assure succession planning and organization capability.

TE Connectivity is seeking a highly skilled and experienced individual to join our team and manage an ISO 17025 accredited High Voltage test laboratory in our Fuquay-Varina, NC location. This pivotal role under the TE Connectivity Industrial Solutions segment / Energy business unit involves overseeing the operations and management of our laboratory facilities. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the efficient functioning of the lab, maintaining safety, managing equipment, coordinating projects, planning for the future, and leading a team of technicians and engineers.

Primary Duties:

  • Coordinate scheduling of resources and tests to maximize lab utilization while meeting project deadlines and communicating them to (primarily internal) customers.
  • Lead and mentor a team of technicians and engineers, providing guidance, training, and support as needed.
  • Manage inventory of high voltage testing equipment, including procurement, maintenance, and retirement planning.
  • Ensure compliance with safety standards and regulations, implementing necessary policies and procedures to maintain a safe working environment.
  • Ensure compliance with audits such as ISO 17025.
  • Monitor project progress, identify potential issues, and implement solutions to ensure successful project completion.
  • Foster a collaborative and productive work environment, promoting teamwork and professional development.
  • Conduct performance evaluations and provide feedback to team members to drive continuous improvement.
  • Implement quality control measures to ensure accuracy, reliability, and consistency of test results.
  • Review test data and reports to verify compliance with project requirements and specifications.
  • Continuously assess and improve testing procedures and methodologies to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Evaluate new technologies and equipment upgrades, recommending investments to enhance lab capabilities.

Keywords: partial discharge, impulse (BIL), AC/DC hipot step testing

What your background should look like:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or a related field; Master’s degree preferred.
  • 8+ years’ experience in high voltage testing 100kV+; including 2+ years’ laboratory management - preferably in an industrial or research setting.
  • Proven project management abilities, including the ability to prioritize tasks, allocate resources, and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills, with the ability to effectively manage teams and collaborate with diverse stakeholders.
  • Understanding of electrical engineering principles, particularly in the areas of high voltage systems and insulation testing.
  • Familiarity with relevant standards and regulations, such as IEEE, IEC, ANSI, and NFPA.
  • Attention to detail and a commitment to quality, with the ability to troubleshoot problems and implement solutions in a timely manner.


Motivating Others
Managing and Measuring Work
Building Effective Teams
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: $122,480 - $183,720
(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