What to Expect
Tesla is seeking an Electrical Control Technician to support cell manufacturing automation equipment in development, installation, commissioning, retrofitting and production. Working as a team with engineering (mechanical, software, process, and electrical) to handle challenging automation equipment issues. When problems arise, hands on vision system skill and experience are a plus. The ideal candidate must demonstrate an interest in computer/PLC and industrial automation/machinery systems, especially using distributed controller with Field BUS (knowing EtherCat is preferred).
The person should be able to work with minimal supervision. Familiar with using electrical instruments: DMM, scope, Network analyzer, and mechanical tools as well to help diagnose and repair the equipment.
The projects are very dynamic as Tesla is continuously adjusting the priorities to position better on company productivity and efficiency. The candidate should be able to handle multi-tasking jobs under an aggressive schedule and timeline. The automation equipment will be installed, commissioned, and ran at Tesla facilities located in Austin, TX.
What You'll Do
Strong electrical control troubleshooting and ability to read electrical schematic Familiar with High Voltage – 480V Power Distribution Panel Familiar with Digital/Analog IO and safety interlock system Familiar with VFD and Servo Drive systems Beckhoff and Siemens PLC experience, and capable to make PLC code change based on Engineer instruction. Capable to edit schematic using ePlan P8 Electrical CAD Understand basic cell quality issues and help determine if inspecting them automatically with the vision systems is possible (after hands-on training) Collaborate with relevant teams to determine optimal locations to install hardware Install line-side equipment, including cameras and computer hardware Wiring, networking and operating computer programs within an industrial/manufacturing environment Capable to do basic mechanical assembly job like bolting brackets, cover and using basic hand tools Use software to load images into a program, sort and label them and then monitor how the program labels the same images Support engineers as they iterate on these systems by providing direct feedback on how the systems are functioning on the line Monitor alerts and determine with available data if something is failing, and how to quickly fix it Collaborate with quality engineers to communicate time periods of failure of the system
What You'll Bring
5 years' of experience working in an industrial automation or technical organization Solid computer skills including specific experience with file systems and basic understanding of computer networks Good understanding of electrical control circuit and safety Experience with wiring/equipment Experience in manufacturing area Solid written communication skills and willingness to document Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work in an extremely fast-paced environment
Willingness to travel