Equipment Development Engineer, Cell Manufacturing



The Role:
Tesla’s cell manufacturing engineering group is looking for a highly-motivated equipment development engineer to accelerate our next-generation battery cell manufacturing program. This role will be involved in the design, development, commissioning and ramping of high-throughput 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 a highly motivated and capable team to make unbelievable things into reality.


  • 5+ years relevant experience in interdisciplinary/integrated engineering, manufacturing engineering, or equivalent
  • Evidence of exceptional ability.
  • Strong engineering foundations. Aptitude to learn
  • Demonstrated experience ramping equipment into manufacturing – automation equipment, web handling, design of electromechanical systems, PLCs, motion controls, and data capture
  • Demonstrated experienced solving complex electromechanical and software systems with limited documentation to debug issues, build process know-how, and kick off improvement projects
  • Structured thinking and problem-solving abilities. Proven through a number of root cause analysis following a data-driven approach, statistical software (JMP) a plus
  • 2D ACAD experience in creating/validating layouts, tooling drawings, Pneumatic and electrical schematics
  • Experience with powder handling equipment is desired
  • Experience with robot programming, backup, and restoration a plus
  • Experience in automotive or high volume manufacturing is highly desired