Sr. Manufacturing Equipment Engineer, Cell Manufacturing

Austin, TX
United States

$97,497/annual (estimated salary)

What to Expect
The Cell Manufacturing Engineering team at Tesla is looking for a highly motivated Manufacturing Equipment Engineer to contribute to the development and design of battery cell manufacturing equipment.
Battery cells are one of the most complex and challenging components designed and manufactured at Tesla. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to Tesla’s world-class manufacturing facilities. Tesla is a demanding and fast-paced environment where you will work on designing and developing a new generation of leading edge, high speed, ultra-high scale automated manufacturing equipment.
In addition to developing and sourcing automated manufacturing equipment, the Manufacturing Equipment Engineer works with cross-functional teams to test, validate, and roll-out equipment to production. The ideal candidate takes pride in his/her hands-on work, analytical ability, organizational skills, and attention to detail. S/he appreciates an environment where superior work is encouraged, noticed, and rewarded and where individuals carry tremendous responsibility. S/he looks forward to learning an incredible amount on the job.
What You’ll Do
Take equipment from a rough concept to full production
Manage equipment suppliers or internal design teams through development and deployment milestones O PO release, FDR, FAT, SAT, SOP, Ramp
Development station requirements (work content, automated versus manual, buffering strategy, redundancy requirements, etc.)
Work with industrial engineering to develop material flow strategy within factory
Identify utilities needed and utility distribution strategy (PDPs, compressed air, process water, etc.)
Complete process failure mode and analysis (PFMEA)
Develop equipment timing charts
Oversee equipment installation and coordinate with building and utilities team
Develop equipment validation plans and execute them
Create detailed Manufacturing Instructions to document new processes
What You’ll Bring
Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or equivalent
Multiple new equipment design/installations
Large manufacturing lines implementation
Experience with industrial engineering concepts—such as line balancing and timing charts
Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally.
Experience designing mechanical equipment, fixturing, and tooling in CAD (SolidWorks preferred, Catia is also a plus)
Understanding of tolerance stack up
Understanding of manufacturing equipment safety systems (Safety PLCs, safety category requirements, robot safety, safety guarding, light curtains, LOTO, etc.)
PLC controls experience (Allen Bradley, Siemens, and/or Beckhoff)
Experience with MES and database system architecture and data tracking Python and/or MYSQL experience