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Mechanical Design Engineer - Powerwall

Job in Palo Alto - Santa Clara County - CA California - USA , 94306
Company: Tesla Motors
Contract position
Listed on 2021-01-11
Job specializations:
  • Engineering
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Role

Tesla is looking for an exceptionally skilled and motivated Staff Mechanical Engineer to design the next generation of batteries, solar hardware, EV chargers and energy management products for the home. You will specify, design and test the enclosures, busbars, harnesses, thermal components and other hardware that make up our products.

You will be part of a small mechanical design team that is working on multiple products in parallel. Each of those product programs requires working as part of a multi-disciplinary team from concept to mass production.

Responsibilities

* Modeling and design of mechanical systems and components including plastic, metal and sheet metal parts, conductors, insulators, wire-harnesses, fasteners, and other components.
* Mechanical design analysis including thermal, structural, design for assembly, and design for test.
* Solve electronics packaging issues including: isolation, EMC, RF transmission, thermal management, interconnection, shock and vibration management, etc.
* Utilize engineering principles to create test plans, identify root causes for field or test failures and implement fixes.
* Create drawing packages and instructions for proper manufacturing and assembly of designs.
* Assist in engineering prototype builds and component fabrication.
* Collaborate with other mechanical, systems, electrical, digital control, manufacturing test, industrial design, and test engineers to meet design and program needs.

Requirements

* Aligned with Tesla's mission to accelerate the transition to sustainability.
* Ideally, 4-5 years' experience designing high volume electronics products or appliances. Equivalent experience in high volume automotive hardware or lower volume power products (inverters, transformers, etc) is also acceptable.
* Deep understanding of the material science of components used in mechanical design (metals, insulators, plastics, connectors, gaskets, conductors etc).
* 4-5 years' experience using 3D mechanical design and analysis tools (CATIA v6, hyperworks experience preferred).
* Excellent communication skills.
* Ability to work in a fast-paced and challenging environment.

Preferred

* Experience using CATIA v6 preferred but not required.
* Experience with DFMEA, DVP&Rs, failure analysis, statistical control methods
* Knowledge of GD&T, finite element analysis and design for reliability concepts.
* Working knowledge of Matlab, Labview, and Python.
* Experience with designing products that receive international safety certifications.
* Basic understanding of electrical design fundamentals.
Position Requirements
Less than 1 Year work experience
 
 
 
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