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Manufacturing Engineer - Battery Cell at Tesla in Fremont, California

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full Time

Job Description:

Title: Manufacturing Quality Engineer

Location: Fremont, CA

The Role:

Tesla is looking for a highly motivated Engineer to create manufacturing equipment for our cutting edge battery cells. Battery technology is at the heart of our company and this is an exciting opportunity to work directly on the central challenge with energy storage battery performance and 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 processes and equipment, Process Development 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.


* Drive development of new/innovative/improved manufacturing process and automation equipment from proof of concept through to full scale production

* Build proof of concept equipment designs with minimal resources

* Write detailed, verified specifications for equipment suppliers to quote/build against

* Write detailed equipment acceptance tests

* Adept at the design review process for manufacturing equipment

* Familiar with DFMEA to drive robustness into equipment

* Drive acceptance testing at vendor and factory sites

* Manage external equipment integrators from equipment development through buyoff

* Create detailed Manufacturing Instructions to document new processes

* Ability to estimate CapEx and OpEx for equipment designs

* Experience with building robust equipment (low maintenance, etc.)

* Experience with one or more of:

* Battery cell manufacturing

* Roll to roll coating equipment

* Continuous wet deposition equipment

* Automated mechanical assembly

* Power electronics

* Industrial chemical process equipment

* Industrial lasers

* Long-term reliability testing equipment


* BS/MS Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or equivalent

* Multiple new equipment installations

* Multiple new product startups

* 5+ years of manufacturing engineering or development experience

* Experience developing manufacturing processes for new and unique products

* Experience transitioning products from prototype to production

* Experience introducing new equipment and new processes into a production environment

* Extensive project management experience

* Exemplary verbal and written communication skills


Tesla participates in the E-Verify Program

Tesla is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.