Manufacturing Equipment 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:

Manufacturing Equipment Engineer

We are looking for a talented and highly motivated individual to join the Equipment Engineering Team. This engineer will be the subject matter expert equipment issues encompassing electrical/PLC, robotics, mechanical, welding, machining, hydraulics/pneumatics, conveyor systems, etc. A successful candidate will be proactive in improvement projects, multitasking, and refocusing to meet constantly shifting demands in a fast-paced environment. This person will demonstrate leadership to drive the completion of cross-functional collaboration projects on or ahead of schedule.


  • Diagnose equipment failures, finds root causes, and communicate actions taken to the rest of the team.
  • Become an expert level trainer on all machines in assigned areas, and be responsible for up leveling shift technicians.
  • Create, implement and improve project management documents and schedules.
  • Day to day coverage of production line equipment: quickly respond to alarms, breakdowns, and production requests to minimize downtime.
  • Perform major equipment repairs and rebuilds, (some weekends and holidays required).
  • Participate in spare part analysis and inventory development, cost reduction and improvement.
  • Investigate and implement countermeasures to prevent repetitive breakdowns.
  • Develop business cases for improvement projects and equipment acquisitions.


  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical, mechatronics, or mechanical engineering, or equivalent experience.
  • 1-2+ years of engineering experience.
  • Proficiency in CATIA V5 or similar 3D CAD software (Solidworks, ProE, Unigraphics, etc).
  • Basic understanding of GD&T as well as weld symbols.
  • Experience with rapid prototyping in small to medium volume production.
  • Knowledge of relevant manufacturing processes, engineering materials, and fastening methods.
  • Familiarity with designing any or all of the following: mobile & stationary material handling equipment, towed dollies, racks, stands, lift-assists, and end-of-arm tools.
  • Familiarity with industrial robots (Kuka, Fanuc, etc.) and controls systems (Siemens, Rockwell, etc.)

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