Tesla Employment – Staff Manufacturing Engineer

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Job Description:

Telsa’s Austin, Texas based cell manufacturing engineering group is looking for a highly-motivated manufacturing engineer to accelerate our next generation battery cell manufacturing program. This role will be involved in the design, development, commissioning and ramping of high-speed automated equipment, while working in a cross-functional team to test, validate, and roll-out process and product design changes.
The battery cell is a critical component in Tesla vehicles and storage systems. This role will have the opportunity to make meaningful contributions to our products. The work environment is demanding, fast-paced and incredibly exciting. The ideal candidate should be ready to push their limits, as they join in highly motivated and capable team to make unbelieve things into reality.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Identify equipment critical spare parts and ensure sufficient coverage to prevent extended downtime situations
  • Provide hands-on support to maintenance team to troubleshoot and resolve extended downtime situations.
  • Debug and optimize automated processes to reduce cycle times and maximize OEE.
  • Lead safety and ergonomic improvements to production equipment which meets or exceeds regulations or best practices.
  • Build training material, maintenance routines, and related documentation for equipment life cycle management
  • Drive design, development and commissioning ramp of part feeding, material handling/loading and active mover or linear motion conveyance systems used in custom high speed automated manufacturing equipment that is the first of its kind at Tesla
  • Troubleshoot and recover processes associated with the feeding, handling and conveyance of parts using PLC, HMI, or tool management software, and implement changes/improvements
  • Become owner / subject matter expert to drive equipment-related process improvement including detailed troubleshooting and root cause analysis.
  • Participate in supplier/ internal equipment FAT and SAT
  • Develop and manage FMEA risk assessments to prioritize equipment improvement projects and ensure sufficient repair strategies.
  • Work collaboratively as the equipment expert to ensure feeding, part handling and conveyance systems used in production lines run in a safe, efficient manner producing high quality parts.
  • Become owner of data management effectiveness and reliability for automated active mover/transport systems
  • Design and re-design production part loading, feeding and conveying equipment to add functionality and improve productivity

Job Requirements:

  • Experience with motion control programming, backup and restoration a plus
  • Demonstrated experienced solving complex electromechanical and software systems with limited documentation to debug issues, build process know-how, and kick off improvement projects
  • Experience in automotive or high volume manufacturing is highly desired
  • 3D CAD design experience in high volume part handling, conveyance systems and linear motion systems, creating/validating layouts, tooling drawings, pneumatic and electrical schematics
  • Either a BS with 6+ years’ relevant experience or an MS with 3+ years relevant experience in interdisciplinary/integrated engineering, manufacturing engineering, or equivalent in a high volume manufacturing environment
  • Strong engineering foundations. Aptitude to learn
  • Structured thinking and problem solving abilities. Proven through a number of root cause analysis following a data driven approach, statistical software (JMP) a plus
  • Demonstrated experience ramping equipment into manufacturing – part nest design, automation assembly equipment, parts feeding, active mover and linear motion platforms, web handling, design of electromechanical systems, parts and material feeding, PLCs, motion controls, vision systems and data capture

Job Details:

Company: Tesla

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Miami, FL, US

Application Deadline: N/A


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