Materials Engineer, Adhesives

Tesla

Responsibilities

The team is seeking an Adhesives Materials Engineer to use
their fundamental and deep understanding of chemistry, physics, and polymer
science to provide solutions to some of Tesla’s toughest challenges. This
position will be a subject matter expert on adhesives at Tesla. This role will
manage multiple projects that require the application of 1st principles
knowledge of materials to develop novel solutions needed to launch our products
on time and with superior quality. Typical tasks involve material selection,
authoring material standards, validating materials internally and with
suppliers, managing Tesla Materials Documentation systems, root-cause-analysis,
formulation of new polymers, researching new technologies to assess
feasibility, and process optimization.

Requirements

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Polymer or Materials
Engineering degree. Advanced degrees or work experience is a plus

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Automotive industry
experience

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Fundamental knowledge of
polymers mechanics and polymer chemistry

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Strong understanding of
polymer reaction chemistry

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Coding experience (Matlab,
Python etc) to handle large material databases is a plus

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Hands-on experience with
standard analytical tools (FTIR, DSC, Rheometry, DMA, universal testing
machines etc.)

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Strong communication and
organizational skills with ability to manage projects independently

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Strong technical writing
skills and experience writing material standards desired

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Ability to learn quickly,
adapt to an ever-changing environment, and lead projects

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Ability to work on
ambiguous design requirements