Controls Engineer, Gigafactory Texas | Tesla | Austin, TX

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  • United States, Austin, TX View on Map
  • Post Date : November 19, 2020
  • Apply Before : December 19, 2020
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Job Description

The Role:

Controls Engineer

The Controls Engineer will be responsible for troubleshooting and programming robot applications, conveyor systems, equipment, and process/equipment monitoring systems. In addition, will collaborate with the maintenance team to fix and improve equipment failures.


  • Own and lead all controls-related activities in the shop.
  • Support maintenance team to troubleshoot difficult breakdowns and chronic equipment failures.
  • Implement and manage continuous process optimization. Leverage advanced and conventional technologies to improve quality, increase productivity, and reduce waste.
  • Develop & maintain proper documentation of all electrical equipment and associated procedures, making updates as required by modifications.
  • Design, select, manage, program, and commission automation equipment.
  • Root cause weak areas of the production systems, and implement effective countermeasures using all available means.
  • Implement and maintain quality control methods including poke yokes, data tracking systems, part recognition and problem reporting.
  • Optimization and improvement of HMI, and SCADA systems.
  • Create, improve, and implement both quality and safety standards into manufacturing equipment
  • Program using several different styles, including ladder logic and structured text.
  • Managing the network and hardware IT infrastructure.


  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, mechatronics, mechanical engineering or equivalent experience.
  • 1-2+ years of professional controls engineering experience.
  • 1-2+ years of advanced PLC programming knowledge on Rockwell, Siemens in a professional environment.
  • Understanding of databases and various program languages (i.e. Java or Python).
  • HMI programming experience – Ignition and Wonderware.
  • Robotic programming skills desired – Kuka, Fanuc, etc.
  • Proficient in computer-aided design specific to electrical diagrams and prints.

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