Cell Quality Engineer



  • The Cell Quality team is a small team within the R&D organization responsible for incoming, production and field reliability. The group projects focus on mass production Li-ion cells for all programs, including Model S, X, 3, and Energy Products.

    The position is to support daily cell research activities for process risk assessment, develop production quality standards and gauge field reliability projections focusing on cell production. Candidate is expected to lead or support quality focused multidisciplinary cell-related projects, typically involving R&D and Production organization. Must demonstrate the ability to effectively interface with employees throughout the company ranging from production associates to executives within Tesla and with suppliers. The engineer must be extremely organized, detail oriented, with strong ability to prioritize and multitask, successfully collaborate on projects with a range of business objectives. This person must exhibit the knowledge, leadership, and drive needed to not only challenge the status quo, but also define and execute the optimal path forward.


  • 2-3+ years of relevant industry experience
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Material Science
  • Process/Quality/Manufacturing Experience in test/manufacturing environment
  • Design of experiments for process optimization
  • Demonstrated competence to organize large projects internally and externally across various disciplines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills – ability to break down complex technical topics and deliver visual technical presentations (e.g. PowerPoint) to groups of engineers, scientists, and technicians

    Desirable Attributes:

  • MySQL, SQL, Python, Tableau
  • Experience in running reliability or validation tests that help in detecting cell level failure modes, life prediction models using python/matlab or other softwares.