Lead Lab Technician, Battery Cell


  • Full Time


Tesla is looking for highly motivated laboratory technicians to perform routine quality testing and support failure analysis processes for our cutting-edge Tesla battery cell manufacturing program. In this role you would work closely with other lab techs under the guidance of lab management to perform material analysis with the highest standards of safety, quality, and output. 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.

 The position will be based in Austin, Texas.


  • 2+ years’ experience working in a quality or chemical analysis laboratory
  • Previous experience with the operation and interpretation of materials analysis equipment including: Powder Rheometers, Instron mechanical test systems, KF moisture analyzers, GC- (MS/FID/TCD), ICP-OES, Acid-Base titrators and scanning electron microscopes, DMA, and DSC.
  • Detail oriented, excels at performing repetitive tasks where both high degrees of accuracy and precision are required.
  • Able to work both independently and in a collaborative project-focused environment, prompt and dependable, and excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Comfortable working with chemicals and hazardous materials in a laboratory environment.
  • Be both capable and willing to perform all the various manual tasks involved with lab work, such as safely moving heavy objects, moving large pallets with a pallet jack, handling incoming materials, etc.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

    • Preferred Additional Qualifications: 
    • Bachelor’s degree preferred in a relevant science (e.g. Chemistry, Metallurgy, etc)
    • Demonstrated expertise in physical materials analysis and associated quality controls.
    • Experience of measurement system analysis, gage calibration and instrument maintenance
    • Prior experience with battery manufacturing and testing associated cells and raw materials.
    • Broad background in other materials science disciplines.
    • Use of laboratory information management systems.