Mechanical Design Engineer- Megapack


The Role:

The Tesla Energy Products team is bringing battery and solar technology to the grid to facilitate a renewable energy ecosystem and redefine the way the world will use energy in the future. As part of the Mechanical Design Team, you will support component and assembly design to ensure rapid and continuous improvement of the Megapack product line. The role requires collaboration with the manufacturing, enclosure, thermal, and service teams, and the ability to apply engineering fundamentals to design. Our team is composed of individuals who are fast-moving, self-motivated, resilient, who love to solve difficult problems, and are team players. If this sounds like you, then our team could the right place for you.


  • Mechanical design of components and assemblies including plastics, sheet metal, structural metals, insulation systems, sealing methods, connectors, fasteners, and other components, with hands on prototyping
  • Mechanical design analysis including thermal, structural, design for assembly (manual and automated) and design for test
  • Create high quality drawing packages and manufacturing instructions for parts and assemblies, create and release engineering change notices
  • Collaborate with thermal, systems, electrical, supply chain, manufacturing, service, deployment, and reliability teams to take designs from prototype through mass production, and achieve product performance, aesthetic, schedule, cost, reliability, and quality targets
  • Develop engineering validation plans to confirm product reliability
  • Assist in engineering prototype builds and component fabrication
  • Root cause and solve test failures and production problems
  • Travel to support production launch and ramp (supplier visits, on-site at Tesla factories, etc.)


  • 2-5 years of product design experience
  • BS or higher degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Experience in designing for high volume assembly, both manual and automated
  • Deep understanding of material science of components used in mechanical design (metals, insulators, plastics, connectors, gaskets, etc.) and their fabrication processes
  • Experience with various manufacturing processes such as plastic injection molding, metal stamping, extruding, thermoforming, welding/brazing, plating, heat treating, and bonding
  • Strong engineering fundamentals
  • Experience defining test plans, designing test setups, analyzing data, and proposing conclusions
  • A detail-oriented personality with solid documentation and reporting skills
  • Proficiency in CAD modeling. CATIA preferred

Preferred Skills

  • Experience designing packaging solutions for battery systems
  • Experience designing power electronic assemblies
  • Knowledge of electrical principles and their application in renewable energy systems
  • Experience with PLM systems, engineering changes, deviations, BOM structuring, etc.
  • Experience with environmental, reliability, safety, and industry standard requirements for industrial products
  • Experience with obtaining compliance and certification to global standards
  • Knowledge of GD&T
  • FEA, thermal system analysis expertise and CFD experience
  • aFamiliarity with PCBAs and PCBA components