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R&D Engineer

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Job ID 60874-en_US Location Shakopee - Minnesota

Everyone communicates. It’s the essence of the human experience. How we communicate is evolving. Technology is reshaping the way we live, learn and thrive. The epicenter of this transformation is the network—our passion. Our experts are rethinking the purpose, role and usage of networks to help our customers increase bandwidth, expand capacity, enhance efficiency, speed deployment and simplify migration. From remote cell sites to massive sports arenas, from busy airports to state-of-the-art data centers— we provide the essential expertise and vital infrastructure your business needs to succeed. The world’s most advanced networks rely on CommScope connectivity.

As a R&D Engineer in our Shakopee, MN facility you are part of a team to designing and releasing to manufacturing fiber optic products that support the high-speed networks of the future. The role involves utilizing engineering skills to improve performance, minimize cost, and build products that are easy to manufacture.

How you'll help us connect the world:

Daily activity includes a high mix of activities ranging from designing parts on CREO, crafting product specifications, to hands-on trouble shooting as well as c Collaboration with current staff which includes other specialists and technicians in a collaborative environment. This Position has growth potential per engineering technical ladder each with growing responsibilities.

Required Qualifications for this Position

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineer (BSME) or equivalent degree. In some circumstances an applicable Associate's degree will be considered if accompanied by a minimum of 10 years of validated experience.
  • Understanding of design for manufacturing

You Will Excite Us If You Have

  • Experience with design/test of fiber optic connectors and cable assemblies used in Enterprise and Carrier markets per international and Domestic standards (IEC, TIA 568, Telcordia, IEEE).
  • CREO experience
  • Programming experience with Visual Basic and LabVIEW.
  • Single and Multimode optical fiber and launch conditions
  • MPO, LC, SC, and hardened fiber optic connectors
  • Designing injection molded and screw machined parts

What happens after you apply?

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Why CommScope

CommScope is pushing the boundaries of communications technology. For more than 40 years, we’ve been leaders in innovating 5G, private networks and Gigabit speeds everywhere – we're always anticipating what’s next. Developments such as the Internet of Things, flawless connectivity, Cloud and 5G introduce new requirements and demand creative thinking. With our unmatched expertise in copper, fiber, and wireless infrastructure, our global clients rely on us to outperform today and be ready for the needs of tomorrow.

CommScope is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including people with disabilities and veterans. To learn more visit

It is the policy of CommScope to provide Equal Employment Opportunities to all individuals based on merit, qualifications and abilities. CommScope does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, age or any other characteristics as protected by law. Furthermore, this contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities.