Automation Controls Technician, Mechanical


  • Full Time

Automation Controls Technician,

We are looking for a highly motivated, “hands-on”
individual to join our Mechanical Assembly Team for the assembly of a new
generation of high speed, automated manufacturing equipment.  The
role includes interpreting mechanical drawings and pneumatic schematics,
mechanical assembly of machine components, machining of parts, machine
mechanical start-up, testing and debug and some travel for machine installation
and commissioning support.

This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday.  When
working at Tesla, hours are 6:00am – 2:30pm.  Hours at other
locations may vary depending on their hours of
operation.  Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as
job duties demand.


Reading and interpreting mechanical drawings
including assembly drawings and detail component drawings, assembly of
precision machine components with some machining of parts (milling and turning)
as required for assembly of custom engineered automated machinery.

Mechanical systems testing and debug, systems
commissioning, installation and troubleshooting of machines on-site.

Assemble and install equipment at other
Tesla locations (up to 20% of the time).

Interface with project team (i.e. Controls
Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Assemblers, Project Manager, etc.).

Troubleshoot and debug (i.e. diagnoses trouble
or defects, determines corrective action and repairs system).

Perform system checkout and assists in
automation systems startups for service installed jobs.

Provide status updates to management on
assigned projects.


2-3+ years of proven experience in assembly of
custom automated machinery.

Ability to read & interpret engineering
drawings, mechanical drawings and pneumatic schematics.

Familiar with basic hand tools.

Familiar with basic measuring tools (Vernier,
micrometers, height gauge etc.) to tolerances of .001”.

Familiar with machine shop equipment (lathe /
mill / surface grinder).

Must be a self-starter, team player, work well
with others, and have a positive attitude.

Ability to troubleshoot mechanical issues,
report, repair and/or correct the issues with minimal supervision.

Must be able and willing to travel and work at
other Tesla locations.

Good written and verbal communication skills
in English.

Employees must provide their own basic set of
hand tools.

Familiarity with machine shop equipment (e.g.
mill machine, drill press, lathe, etc.).

Very strong analytical and troubleshooting
skills of mechanical systems.

Benefits Summary:

  • As
    a full-time Tesla employee, you will receive full benefits from day 1 for
    you and your dependents.  
  • Aetna
    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)
    and match, Employee Stock Purchase Plans, and other financial
  • Employee
    Assistance Program, Paid Time Off, and Paid Holidays 
  • Back-up
    childcare and employee discounts