TE Connectivity

Automation Engineer

1 week agoTullahoma, TN

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

We're hiring!

TE Connectivity's Tullahoma, TN manufacturing facility is adding a seasoned Automation Manufacturing Engineer to our team! If you consider yourself an expert in automated plastic injection molding processes, we'd love to hear from you. Relocation to lovely Middle Tennessee is available for the right candidate!

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.

Job Responsibilities

  • Involves analyzing requirements and creating process improvement changes throughout the plant
  • Implementing change across multiply automated assembley lines.
  • Lead value stream mapping exercises to determine and record business improvement areas.
  • Develop and implement Value Stream Maps project plans of Current State to achieve Future State.
  • Optimize work flow and cell designs for production cell throughput.
  • Deploy lean principles and techniques utilizing Lean and Six Sigma tools to introduce process improvements and cost reductions
  • Develop standard work procedures and line balancing for productivity.
  • Develop and sustain employees training and development on lean concepts.
  • Identify and implement product redesigns to standardize parts, reduce material cost, or improve manufacturability and quality.
  • Measure and manage process capabilities using Statistical Process Control (SPC)
  • Establish routings and determining Tact Time for production projects
  • Perform time studies, line balance and eliminate non-value added operations
  • Produce, maintain and track SOPs and standard work as required. Train personnel as required

What your background should look like:

  • Bachelors of Science degree in Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Industrial Engineering plus 3 years applicable experience or proven performance.
  • Six Sigma Black Belt certification a plus.
  • Molding and plastics experience is required
  • High Automation experience required
  • Knowledge of electro-mechanical designs, subassemblies and manufacturing processes
  • Formal training/certification in lean manufacturing.
  • Proven experience in implementing six Sigma and lean manufacturing tools in a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience of facilitating and training a technical work force.
  • Strong knowledge of MRP and Microsoft Office software and particularly spreadsheet applications.
  • Detail orientated.
  • Strong ability to work independently
  • Be able to automate and reduce waste in a manufacturing environment
  • Process improvement experience


Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation

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