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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

Location: Swindon, UK

The Appliances Business Unit requires a Principal Development Engineer to support new product development for our Heat Shrink Tubing portfolio. This individual will be responsible for New Product Development for Heat Shrink Tubing Products and this position will be based in Swindon, UK. This person will be expected to bring highly relevant, practical and theoretical expertise in the new product development of Heat Shrink Tubing team. They will be responsible for all aspects of new product development, including obtaining voice of customer, new product concepts, new product development, and industrialization of the new product.


  • Conceives original ideas for new products through effective voice of customer.
  • Design simulation to optimize design for cost, quality and manufacturability
  • Responsible for product development and qualification from market definition through production and release.
  • Creates Customer Innovation/Influencer Relationships; Coordinates Technical Activities and Communications; Contributes to the Team Technical Roadmap
  • Defines, coordinates, and drives technical activities from a technical perspective.
  • Coordinates and facilitates technical engineering related communications for internal & external customers.
  • Contributes to the technical roadmap of the Heat Shrink Tubing teamCreates Customer Innovation/Influencer Relationships; Coordinates Technical Activities and Communications; Contributes to the Team Technical Roadmap
  • Provides all required Product documentation including, but not limited to, Solid Model, 2D production drawings, product specifications and testing requirements.
  • Submits all IP information to legal according to policy and prior to public disclosure. Lead global team responsible for new product development, sustaining life cycle engineering, labs and manufacturing process development
  • Be a change agent
  • Foster effective project collaboration and alignment with stakeholders  
  • Creates relationships with customer innovators and influencers; Provide technical support and interface to internal and external customers as needed
What your background should look like:

•    Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering discipline required; BS in Material Science or relevant experience preferred or Masters degree / PHD with relevant experience.
•    Extensive technical experience in compounding, extrusion, material science and heat shrink products

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
•    Demonstrates mastery of product development by integrating deep knowledge of theory and practical experience
•    Advanced design simulations experience preferred
•    Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills; presents technically complex concepts in a way to foster understanding and acknowledgement of critical information
•    Develops solutions to problems of unusual complexity which require a high degree of ingenuity, creativity and innovation
•    Adapts and makes departures from traditional methods or approaches to develop innovative products
•    Knowledge of associated manufacturing processes a plus
•    Proactive approach to design for cost, quality and manufacturability
•    Must be a strong leader, motivator and mentor
•    Knowledge of Voice of Customer, Design to Value, Design for Six Sigma, LEAN Manufacturing and LEAN business processes is preferred
•    Excellent verbal and written communications skills
•    Ability to communicate, negotiate and drive results 
•    Must be self-motivated, organized, with the ability to prioritize, set and achieve goals and drive improvements in business processes for product development  Competencies Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation

About TE Connectivity
TE Connectivity is a $13 billion global industrial technology leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. Our broad range of connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, enable advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and the home. With nearly 80,000 employees, including more than 8,000 engineers, working alongside customers in approximately 150 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at and on LinkedIn, Facebook, WeChat and Twitter.

What TE Connectivity offers:

We offer competitive rewards & compensation. Our commitment to our employees includes offering benefit programs that are comprehensive, competitive and will meet the needs of our employees.

  • Competitive Salary Package
  • Performance-Based Bonus Plans
  • Health and Wellness Incentives
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Community Outreach Programs / Charity Events
  • Employee Resource Groups

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  • Ad ID:  15071741
  • Ad Type:  Offered
  • Posted on:  26/07/2020, 02:50
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