Safety Restraints Design Engineer – Air Bag Systems

Tesla

The Safety Restraints Design and Release
Engineer
owns all aspects of airbag systems from inception, developing
conceptual designs and production release to in-service vehicle life and any
field quality concerns. This includes Tier 1
nomination & management, vehicle packaging, drawing releases, component and
system validation, ensuring homologation requirements are met, plus preparation
and manufacturing support.

The Role:

  • Support restraint
    system integration work from design concept to vehicle validation. Provide engineering
    expertise to supplier and internal interfacing departments Studio and Vehicle
    Engineering, working particularly close to the CAE team to provide necessary
    design inputs to optimize the design and occupant restraint performance. 
  • CAD knowledge (CATIA
    preferred) to package components accordingly, provide robust and efficient
    designs for manufacturing and general assembly processes. The candidate should
    be able to optimize for cost, weight and commercial targets.
  • Basic program management
    skills to ensure suppliers meet timing, quality, cost and validation
    deliverables. Function as the main interaction point of contact for all
    supplier interfaces. Ability to deliver results under restrictive schedule and
    limited resources.
  • Ensure failure
    avoidance tools and processes (DFMEA/FMA) are applied to restraint components.
  • Oversee supplier
    component DVP and control system level testing to ensure desired performance is
    achieved prior to dynamic sled and vehicle testing.
  • Able to analyze test
    results and identify adjustments required to either the restraint commodity or
    interfacing components, determining most effective resolution.
  • Support dynamic sled
    & vehicle crash tests and homologation submissions.
  • Knowledge of CAE
    analysis and restraint system integration and optimization

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Good understanding and experience in Vehicle
    Safety Restraint Systems and/or vehicle crashworthiness is preferred (although
    role would also suit a good recent graduate).   
  • Engineering
    fundamentals and mechanical aptitude in problem-solving
  • Effective verbal and
    written skills to articulate technical issues with peers and suppliers, ensure
    timely delivery of all components.
  • Excellent organizational
    skills, self-starting and self-motivated.
  • Demonstrated ability
    to multi-task on with ability to be flexible regarding evolving priorities
  • Proficient computer
    skills with MS Office Suite
  • CAD knowledge (Catia
    preferred)