Mechanical Design Engineer, Cell Engineering – Gigafactory Texas

Tesla

  • Full Time

Responsibilities

Battery Cells are the common denominator for every Tesla product. Our product requirements demand ground-up cell architectures with state-of-the-art performance, manufactured at volumes that are orders of magnitude higher than the products they power. Our environment is fast-paced and incredibly exciting, so being passionate and self-motivated to push your limits is critical. Our team works with engineering groups across various disciplines, requiring strong communication skills and a team-first mentality. You will work alongside seasoned industry experts, high aptitude recent graduates, and people from every stage in between. We look for anyone with an exceptional ability to solve problems in both individual and team settings. 

Our product requirements demand ground-up cell architectures with state-of-the-art performance, manufactured at volumes that are orders of magnitude higher than the products they power. This requires you to be extremely rigorous and to hold your designs to the highest standard of quality, reliability, and manufacturability. Our environment is demanding, fast-paced, and incredibly exciting. Tesla moves quickly, so being passionate and self-motivated to push your limits is critical. Our team works alongside engineering groups across various disciplines, requiring strong communication skills and a team-first mentality. You will work alongside seasoned industry experts, high aptitude recent graduates, and people from every stage in between. We look for anyone with demonstrated exceptional ability to solve problems in both individual and team settings. 

Requirements

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • Strong engineering fundamentals in solid mechanics and heat transfer
  • Familiarity with properties and applications of common engineering metals and polymers
  • Strong communication skills and team mentality
  • Basic knowledge of GD&T (proficiency is a plus)
  • Proficiency in 3D CAD modeling (CATIA V5/V6 experience is a plus)
  • Experience in designing for one or more high volume manufacturing processes such as stamping, deep drawing, plastic injection molding, heat treating, and metal welding
  • Familiarity with Lithium-ion battery cell, module, and pack design
  • Experience in designing for high volume automated assembly 
  • Direct machine shop fabrication and prototyping skills
  • Proficiency in structural and/or thermal FEA
  • Experience with test design and setup, data acquisition and analysis
  • Ability to travel to support product launch and ramp (supplier visits, Tesla factories, etc.)