Engineering Technician – Power Electronics | Tesla | Palo Alto, CA

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  • United States, Palo Alto, CA View on Map
  • Post Date : November 19, 2020
  • Apply Before : December 19, 2020
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Job Description

The Role

Tesla is seeking a highly motivated engineering technician for a position in the Power Electronics Test Engineering group, a team focused on creating robust, beautiful, data-centric automated machines. Focused on developing testing equipment for all power electronics components in our vehicles; such as drive units, inverters, and both on and off board charging systems. This team concentrates specifically on developing custom, high-power, automated testing equipment for our production lines around the world. This is an exciting opportunity to build world class manufacturing facilities right here in the Bay Area.

The ideal candidate takes pride in his/her own work. Hands-on skills, organizational skills and great attention to detail are of paramount importance. This candidate is familiar with and appreciates an environment where individuals carry tremendous responsibility and where superior work is encouraged, noticed, and rewarded. This candidate enjoys work, thrives on daily interaction with high-caliber people and has a keen understanding of how to work with and/or motivate them.

Roles and Responsibilities

The engineering technician will work alongside manufacturing test engineers to build electrical panels and automated fixtures, following electrical schematics and CAD drawings. Once the fixture is built, he/she will support the team through power-on to debug, and finally to process fine tuning, validation, and release to production.

  • Participate in initial equipment conceptual development
  • Able to catch mistakes in electrical schematics and CAD drawings
  • Interact with various mechanical, electrical, and software engineers throughout project
  • Generate aesthetically simple looking wire routing and builds
  • Create/update schematics and CAD drawings as needed
  • Pickup packages, and support delivery of testing equipment to contract manufacturers
  • Establish great working relationships with shipping personnel

The ideal candidate takes pride in his/her hands-on work, troubleshooting ability, organizational skills and attention to detail. He/She appreciates an environment where superior work is encouraged, noticed and rewarded and where individuals carry tremendous responsibility. He/She looks forward to learning an incredible amount on the job.


  • Exposure to a variety of electrical and mechanical systems, production machinery, industrial sensors, and equipment
  • Ability to follow electrical circuit diagrams and mechanical CAD drawings
  • Experience building electrical panels and/or automated fixtures
  • Must be comfortable around High Voltage
  • Experience with cable management and clean wire routing a must
  • Must have experience using multi-meters
  • Ability to use basic shop tools required (drill press, band saw, etc…)
  • Must be able to solder and crimp both large and small components
  • Basic understanding of electrical circuits required
  • Exposure to automated high voltage testing equipment a plus
  • Ability to create electrical schematics and CAD drawings a plus
  • Exposure to oscilloscopes, power analyzers, and DC loads a plus
  • Knowledge of safety systems and NFPA 79 guidelines a plus
  • 5+ years hands-on experience building/wiring up various hardware

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