Sr Controls Engineer, Cell Assembly


  • Full Time


The 4680 Cell is one of the most complex and challenging components designed and manufactured at Tesla. This is an exciting opportunity to build a world-class manufacturing facility right here in Austin. Tesla is a demanding and fast-paced environment where you will work on a critical subsystem of incredibly exciting products. Tesla is seeking a highly motivated Controls Engineer to support the ramp of the factory, and contribute to the design of robust and stable equipment. This Engineer will be at the forefront of controls technology and will be responsible for the advanced cell manufacturing equipment that produces Tesla’s cutting-edge batteries. The Controls Engineer will also work with cross-functional teams throughout the entire lifecycle of the product and processes. He/She will work closely with Quality and Production to bring the new product from initial design, through prototype development, and finally into full production


·      AS or BS Degree in an engineering discipline (or equivalent – Majors in: Controls and Computer Control Systems, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechatronic Engineering, Automation engineering, etc.). 

·      5+ years of experience as a hands-on mechanical/manufacturing controls Engineer working on automation and/or electromechanical systems. 

·      Advanced proficiency in programming industrial equipment in all IEC 61131-3 languages with a focus on structured text and ladder logic. 

·      Experience with Automated Warehousing Experience implementing and maintaining a database

·      Experience with Siemens TIA Portal, Beckhoff, Rockwell etc. 

·      Safety PLCs (Siemens, Allen Bradley, Beckhoff etc.). Human Machine Interface (HMI / GUI – AB Panelview, Ignition, TIA/WinCC, B&R, etc.). 

·      Field bus Networks (EtherCAT, ProfiNet, ProfiBud, Modbus, Powerlink, RS232, etc.) and OPC UA. PLCs, SCADA, MES, and other systems. 

·      Proficiency in selecting/ integrating appropriate circuit protectors, wire and cable, sensors, safety hardware, PLC hardware, remote I/O, VFD, and servo systems. 

·      Preferred experience in programming Cartesian, SCARA and Articulated robots (Fanuc, Kuka, etc). 

·      Preferred experience with Vision systems (Cognex, Keyence, etc). 

·      Preferred experience with semi-automated / automated manufacturing equipment