Automation & Controls Engineer, Castings (m/f/d) – Gigafactory Berlin-Brandenburg


The Role

Tesla is
looking for a highly motivated Controls Engineer to Design, Specify, Integrate
and Automate Manufacturing Equipment and Processes for our cutting edge High
Pressure Die Castings. The Automation Controls Engineer is part of a team that
designs, programs, and commissions the most advanced automated assembly lines
in the world, challenging the frontiers of traditional manufacturing, creating
complex automation equipment to produce Tesla vehicles cast components. The
Automation Controls Engineer works with a team of talented engineers to develop
Tesla’s innovative controls program architecture. She/ He is expected
contribute to the team’s mission in a rapid and exponentially growing capacity.


  • Program ladder logic
    and structured text on multiple PLC controller platforms (Allen-Bradley,
    Siemens and Beckhoff)
  • Sequence complex,
    multi-station machinery for material pick-and-place, melting, heating, cooling,
    forming, injecting, cutting, deburring applications
  • Interface process and
    test equipment with Tesla MES and production quality databases using Python
    scripting and SQL
  • Create aesthetically
    pleasing and intuitive operator human machine interfaces (Ignition)
  • Design industrial
    electrical panels, field wiring, network and OSHA-compliant machine safety
    circuits in AutoCAD Electrical
  • Program and teach
    industrial 6-axis robots (Fanuc, Kuka)
  • Setup and tune field
    instruments like flowmeters, temperature transmitters, pressure transmitters, valves,
    sensors and IO-Link devices.
  • Setup and tune servo
    drives and VFDs for fast and smooth operation (Siemens)


  • Bachelor’s
    degree in Electrical, Mechanical or Mechatronics Engineering, Computer Science
    or equivalent industry experience
  • Superb
    computer skills and demonstrated proficiency in a common programming language
  • Demonstrated
    propensity to build, assemble, and fix things (including programmed solutions)
  • Familiar
    with and able to use common hand tools and diagnostic tools such as multimeters
  • Exposure to
    microcontrollers programming, binary and digital logic, analog circuits
  • Experience in
    manufacturing environment, preferably Casting or Foundry
  • Experience in
    hydraulic and pneumatic circuits design and troubleshooting.
  • Experience in
    fieldbus systems like Profinet, TCP/IP, Modbus.
  • Advanced knowledge of requirements by ISO and local
    safety Standards.
  • Kuka, Fanuc or/and ABB Robotic hardware skills
    desired, any programming experiences are plus.
  • Proficiency with CAD
  • Exemplary
    verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to
    work under intense time pressure in the presence of others
  • Willing to
    work days, afternoons, nights and weekends as determined by project needs
  • Commitment
    to Tesla’s mission to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy
  • Fluent in
    the English or German language

Applications for this role need to be submitted in English

What we offer: 

You will be working in our state-of-the-art Gigafactory where you’ll solve the world’s most interesting problems with the best and brightest people who share a passion to change the world. Tesla’s compensation package includes competitive salary and Tesla shares or bonuses. Typical benefits that are offered are a pension program, 30 vacation days, employee insurances, relocation and commuting support.