Sr. Mechanical Design Engineer – Battery Structures
We are looking for a highly motivated and talented engineer to join the Battery Structures Team. Our team is responsible for a wide range of components which house multiple battery subsystems. We also provide key structural members that influence overall vehicle performance. The core focus of our group is integration, packaging, and structural design. Our battery not only provides structure to the internal components but is also a critical part of the overall vehicle structure to create the most efficient and safe vehicles. We are always pushing the limit on what is possible. We challenge industry standards as well as our own. You will be working with extremely motivated engineers that hold themselves to the highest standards. You must be excited to engineer the best EV in the world and willing to push yourself to the limit. Because Tesla moves fast, it is critical to be able to adapt to changes and collaborate with large groups of people in a short amount of time. Successful members of the team will have a breadth of design engineering interests, think outside of the box, and have capabilities and aptitude for structural mechanics and optimization.
ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES
- System level design responsibility, from concept through production launch and ramp
- 3D design and GD&T drawings of complex parts and assemblies
- Support ongoing/continuous product and process improvement
- Owning basic testing and analysis; supporting advanced testing and analysis
- Root causing test failures and production problems
- Collaboration with other teams inside Tesla (manufacturing, testing, NPI, supply chain, etc.)
- Active communication with suppliers for DFM
- Travel to support production launch and ramp (supplier visits, on-site at Tesla factories, etc.)
- Optimize designs via analytical, numerical, and/or empirical assessments
- Evaluate competing design approaches using any one of the various development tools (DFMEA, fault tree, decision matrices, etc.)
- 3+ years of professional structural design experience
- Project experience in a technical leadership role
- Strong engineering fundamentals in materials and mechanics
- Demonstrated ability to create products: CAD design to hands-on prototyping
- Experience with various manufacturing processes such as plastic injection molding, metal stamping, extrusion, welding/brazing, plating, heat treating, and bonding
- A detail oriented personality with solid documentation and reporting skills
- Proficiency in CAD modeling; CATIA V5/3DX experience a plus
- Experience defining test plans, designing test setups, and analyzing data
- Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering
- Experience designing for high volume assembly, both manual and automated
- Experience with FSAE, SAE Baja, Solar Car, Hyperloop, etc. is a plus
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