Tesla

Sr Manufacturing Engineer, Cell Engineering

Tesla Austin, TX

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The Role: Manufacturing Engineer

Tesla is looking for a highly motivated manufacturing engineer to create manufacturing equipment and processes for our cutting edge Battery products. Battery development is at the heart of our company and this is an exciting opportunity work directly the central challenge with electric vehicles – battery cost. Tesla is a demanding and fast-paced environment where you will work with a highly motivated team on extremely challenging projects.

In addition to developing manufacturing equipment and processes, Manufacturing Engineers work with cross-functional teams throughout the entire product lifecycle. You will work closely with Design Engineering, Quality and Production to take Battery design changes and new Battery designs from initial concept through prototype development and into full production.

Roles And Responsibilities
  • Drive ramp of exciting new line by characterizing baseline performance and capability of each system and drive actions to maintain or improve performance as measured by product quality and tool availability.
  • Development of the manufacturing process to use the equipment and ensure that all equipment, processes and methodologies comply with applicable standards, company policy and all Health and Safety Laws, Acts, Regulations and Codes.
  • Generate and maintain documentation including machine and process specification, drawing, BOM, spare part, PFMEA, control plan, process flow chart
  • Develop manufacturing metrics and key performance indices and implement metrology to measure all critical quality and safety related process items and capture in data base system
  • Design layout of the production workstations for product flow, ergonomics, and efficiency.
  • Develop manufacturing equipment, fixtures, and processes
  • Drive Design for Manufacturability (DFM) and develop specifications for custom automation equipment
  • Closely collaborate with external equipment integrators on custom automation equipment development
  • Manage external equipment integrators from equipment development through buyoff
  • Validate and characterize new equipment and fixtures for production implementation
  • Generate machine qualification checklist and manage to install, commission and start-up equipment balancing speed and safety
  • Create manufacturing introduction and deliver training to operations and maintenance technicians to ensure and seamless handover of new equipment
Skills And Experience
  • Experience developing manufacturing processes for new and unique products
  • Experience transitioning products from prototype to mass production
  • Experience developing automated manufacturing equipment, fixturing and tooling in 3D (SolidWorks preferred, Catia is also a plus)
  • Experience drawing machine or production line layout in 2D (AutoCAD preferred)
  • Experience introducing new equipment and new processes into a production environment (APQP is a plus)
  • Extensive project management experience
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills
Qualifications
  • Either BS or MS Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or equivalent with 5+ years of relevant experience
  • Multiple new equipment installations and new product startups
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Aptitude to learn and incorporate new technologies
  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally
  • Experience in high volume manufacturing involving one or more of these areas is highly desired:
    • Roll to roll polymer extrusion, winding/rewinding, calendering/pressing, lamination, web handling
    • Stamping, Steel rolling/milling
    • Aeroplane/Rocket engine hydraulics, mechanics
    • Battery manufacturing (li-ion, electrode, cathode, anode or other similar chemistries)
Employee Benefits
  • As a full time Tesla employee you will receive full benefits from day 1 for you and your dependents.
  • Kaiser and UnitedHealthcare PPO and HSA plans (including infertility coverage)
  • 3 medical plan choices with $0 paycheck contribution
  • Vision & dental plans (including orthodontic coverage)
  • Company paid Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability
  • 401(k), Employee Stock Purchase Plans, and other financial benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program, Paid Time Off, and Paid Holidays
  • Back-up childcare and employee discounts
  • Seniority level

    Associate
  • Employment type

    Full-time
  • Job function

    Engineering and Information Technology
  • Industries

    Renewable Energy Semiconductor Manufacturing, Motor Vehicle Manufacturing, and Utilities

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