Equipment Maintenance Technician - Powertrain at Tesla Motors, Inc. in Fremont, California

Posted in Other 11 days ago.

Job Description:

The Role

The successful Maintenance Technician candidate will have broad-based industrial maintenance experience, encompassing Electrical/PLC, Robotics, Mechanical, Welding, Machining, Hydraulics/Pneumatics, Conveyor systems, etc. Must be willing to tackle whatever maintenance challenge presents itself, and be willing to assist and learn from others in their areas of expertise. Entry level candidates will be considered.


*         Day to day coverage of production line equipment: respond to alarms, breakdowns, and Production requests quickly and efficiently to minimize downtime.

*         Diagnoses equipment failures, finds root cause and communicates actions taken to the rest of the team.

*         Become Journeyman Level on all machines in assigned area and be responsible for preventative  maintenance, troubleshooting/repair, cleanliness and escalation of assigned equipment.

*         Takes initiative to improve PM documents and schedules, under the direction of the Maintenance Supervisor and Leads.

*         Perform major equipment repairs and rebuilds, (some weekends and holidays required).

*         Uses manufacturing systems effectively (MES, Spares Inventory, Issue Tracking).

*         Work with Process and Equipment engineering and other cross functional groups to resolve maintenance issues, improve equipment reliability, review procedures, and minimize equipment downtime.

*         Recommends countermeasures to prevent repetitive breakdowns.

*         Organizes and maintains a high degree of cleanliness in the maintenance area as well as performing spares inventory audits to ensure accuracy.

*         Participates in TPM team while taking on small improvement projects to assist in improving the factory.

*         Follows all aspects of Maintenance Safety protocol (LOTO, 5-S, Arc Flash, etc.), to ensure that the maintenance team operates safely at all times, always leading by example.


*         AS/BS Degree on Industrial/Mechanical/Electrical Technology is preferred. 3+ years of experience maintaining industrial equipment and automation or technical military experience in lieu of Degree.

*         Strong Allen Bradley PLC experience highly desired.

*         Fanuc and or Kuka robot experience a plus.

*         Areas of specialization may include one or more of the following: electrical/electronics, mechanical/machining or automation/PLC/robotics.

*         Experience creating & maintaining a positive atmosphere in a collaborative work team.

*         Ability to manage workload while contributing to a positive, team oriented work environment.

*         Skilled at troubleshooting automation, conveyance and electromechanical systems.

*         Skilled with the use of a variety of hand and portable tools, as well as general machining and welding.

*         Skilled with common workplace software (MS Word, Excel. PowerPoint etc).

*         Able to read and interpret basic mechanical drawings and electrical schematics.

*         Willing to perform shift and overtime as required.

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