Seat Design Engineer

Tesla

Responsibilities

As an Engineer in the Seat Engineering Department, you will be responsible for Design Engineering from concept to End of Life as well as problem solving of existing products within the Seating realm.

 

A Vehicle Seating System can be defined as a product which enables comfortable and safe support for vehicle occupants with aesthetic appeal. In some sense it can be viewed as a moving robotic structural art piece. Typical commodities include soft trim, hard trim, seating structures, mechanisms, actuators, foam, safety restraint systems, electrical harnesses & controllers, and sensors.

 

In this role, you will partake in a wide range of engineering aspects integrated with multiple branches. This includes Product Design, Materials Selection [metals, polymers, composites, fabrics, etc.], Mechatronics Systems, Software / Firmware, Production Processes, Manufacturing Equipment, Supply Chain, Quality Controls, Financial Implications, Regulatory Compliance, Post Production Service and so on. You will strongly apply your existing skillset while learning a lot.

 

Team members typically play dual roles as experts and generalists. Each team member uses their particular expertise as their super power to complement the overall team. We employ an ethos of “get the Job done!” You shall report to the Manager of Seating and this position resides in Tesla’s Vehicle Engineering Team.

 

The Team operates globally and has many locations (Fremont, (HQ), Shanghai, Berlin). In this current regard you shall primarily operate in Fremont (California).·       Bachelor of Science in Product Design or Engineering [Mechanical, Electrical, Medical, Biomedical, Computer Science, Materials or similar ]

·       2 years of experience. Less than 1 year one should have experience with a full design project.

·       Demonstrated interest in multidisciplinary engineering.

·       Prior experience with product design and or Engineering.

·       Demonstrated understanding of the fundamentals of engineering.

·       Some hands on experience where you have built something.

·       Hand-sketching [one of the many engineering languages].

·       Laboratory experience.

·       3D modeling proficiency [preferably in CATIA v5]

·       PCB design software, Altium preferred

·       Power electronics knowledge

·       Communication protocol familiarity: I2C, SPI, Serial

·       Hardware level programming: C/C++

·       Software level programming: Python/MATLAB

·       Automotive engineering with seating experience is preferred but not mandatory.

·       Have a good mix of designing a variety of materials (stamped, injection mold, etc.) and designing kinematics/ mechanisms.

·       Strong working knowledge of Design for Manufacturing, including familiarity with GD&T and dimensional engineering.

·       Strong familiarity with the development of specifications, DFMEAs, DVP&R’s and other technical documents.

·       Demonstrated ability to manage difficult projects with tight timing constraints and provide examples of such scenarios throughout your career.

·       Organized.

·       Evidence of Exceptional Ability

·       Preferred languages: English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Dutch, Polish, Swedish, Chinese, Hindi, Creole…

Requirements

·       Bachelor of Science in Product Design or Engineering [Mechanical, Electrical, Medical, Biomedical, Computer Science, Materials or similar ]

·       2 years of experience. Less than 1 year one should have experience with a full design project.

·       Demonstrated interest in multidisciplinary engineering.

·       Prior experience with product design and or Engineering.

·       Demonstrated understanding of the fundamentals of engineering.

·       Some hands on experience where you have built something.

·       Hand-sketching [one of the many engineering languages].

·       Laboratory experience.

·       3D modeling proficiency [preferably in CATIA v5]

·       PCB design software, Altium preferred

·       Power electronics knowledge

·       Communication protocol familiarity: I2C, SPI, Serial

·       Hardware level programming: C/C++

·       Software level programming: Python/MATLAB

·       Automotive engineering with seating experience is preferred but not mandatory.

·       Have a good mix of designing a variety of materials (stamped, injection mold, etc.) and designing kinematics/ mechanisms.

·       Strong working knowledge of Design for Manufacturing, including familiarity with GD&T and dimensional engineering.

·       Strong familiarity with the development of specifications, DFMEAs, DVP&R’s and other technical documents.

·       Demonstrated ability to manage difficult projects with tight timing constraints and provide examples of such scenarios throughout your career.

·       Organized.

·       Evidence of Exceptional Ability

·       Preferred languages: English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Dutch, Polish, Swedish, Chinese, Hindi, Creole…