Materials Engineer, Adhesives



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.


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

Automotive industry

Fundamental knowledge of
polymers mechanics and polymer chemistry

Strong understanding of
polymer reaction chemistry

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

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

Strong communication and
organizational skills with ability to manage projects independently

Strong technical writing
skills and experience writing material standards desired

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

Ability to work on
ambiguous design requirements