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.
Responsibilities & Qualifications
Benchmark our current manufacturing processes with the external market and regular review of major process-related challenges to further improve
Has the overall responsibility to provide manufacturing concepts for new and existing products.
Establish and implement new and stable manufacturing processes on market leader level
Transform the Manufacturing Engineering from a 2D Enterprise into the 3D World and establish a Digital Twin to our Manufacturing Process Development
Ramp up scenarios for risk mitigation and fast to customer
Fulfil CER expectation on concept design and successful industrialisation
Establish a process to compare with most advanced simulation programs and technologies the results against the simulation to further improve Time to Market
Improve the design for manufacturing in collaboration with Product Engineering, Quality, Operations, Centre of Excellences and Manufacturing Engineering
Minimize our Tooling Costs and Time to Market with Advanced Design Concepts, Additive Manufacturing, Reverse Engineering
Continuous tracking of required skills in current and future business opportunities
Establish the right KPIs to measure success
Coach, mentor and develop the team by fostering an environment of continuous learning, and encouraging global collaboration in a geographically and culturally dispersed organization with a strong view on continuous improvement
Master / Diplom in Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial Engineering or equivalent
10+ year’s work experience
Strong background in creating manufacturing concepts and processes
Good background in industrialisation of projects
Experience in manufacturing of electronic components
Lean and Value Stream Thinking
Cost calculation skills
Demonstrated ability to motivate all levels of the organization
Comfortable to work in a fast-paced, international matrix organisation
Fast learner, able to quickly familiarize her / himself with existing methods and practices and new concepts / ideas
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Strong team formation and leadership skills
Ability to form successful working relationships quickly at all levels
Fluent English languages, the local language would be a plus