Manufacturing Equipment Engineer, Service

April 01, 2023
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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What to Expect

Tesla is looking for a highly motivated equipment engineer. You will work with cross-functional teams responsible for designing and producing exciting new technologies. The equipment engineer is responsible for sustaining, improving, designing and/or sourcing pieces of tooling and equipment. They will collaborate with test engineers & controls engineers to maintain existing equipment and testers. The equipment engineer will also lead the development and improvement of equipment documentation and define new documentation standards where needed. The equipment engineer will be expected to have sound mechanical engineering fundamentals and also be comfortable contacting and project managing a supplier or suppliers. The candidate must be independent, proactive, and very hands-on, spending significant time on the manufacturing line where the tooling or equipment will be used. The ideal candidate takes pride in their hands-on and analytical abilities, organization skills, and attention to detail.

What You'll Do

  • Sustain equipment and tooling by responding to equipment issues and maintenance escalations, while looking for opportunities to improve existing designs
  • Design new tooling, fixtures, assembly aids, and equipment to be used on the manufacturing lines
  • Document BOMs, schematics, maintenance guides, and operator manuals for equipment, and support maintenance debugging efforts as needed
  • Create CAD models and technical 2D drawings for new tooling and equipment, performing FEA structural analyses when applicable
  • Work closely with process engineers to identify opportunities for new tools or equipment to improve our process in productivity, quality, safety, or total cost
  • Analyze processes, identify where automation can be most beneficial, and work with automation and controls engineers to design and install automation
  • Define specifications and requirements for outsourced tooling and equipment, including standardized RFQ (request for quote) documents to be sent to suppliers
  • Conduct risk assessments on equipment under development and lead safety buyoffs for equipment before launch, working closely with Safety Engineers to ensure all equipment is safe before handing over to production
  • Create maintenance documentation and act as primary point of contact for maintenance team to ensure tooling and equipment downtime is minimized
  • Create business cases analyzing the financial feasibility of new tooling and equipment, calculating ROI and justifying department expenses to upper management
  • What You'll Bring

  • BS or higher degree in engineering (Preferred Mechanical) or equivalent relevant experience
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment required, including exposure to safety best-practices
  • Experience with 3D CAD design and analysis; SolidWorks required, CATIA a plus
  • Strong mechanical design and analysis skills, including experience with pneumatics, sensors, motors, pumps, and other actuators and related control elements
  • Proven success designing tools and equipment for manufacturing or assembly processes
  • Experience sourcing large equipment projects, including defining the specifications (RFQ), reviewing quotes, selecting and managing a supplier, supervising installation, and conducting major milestone buy- offs
  • Knowledgeable of fabrication methods and limitations of Mill, Lathe, Sheet Metal, and Additive manufacturing (3D Print)
  • Previous exposure to electrical connector design, electrical cabinet layout basics, and heat transfer estimations for thermal systems
  • Ability to read, interpret, troubleshoot, and create complex mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic equipment and subsystem schematics
  • Comfortable with ambiguity, a fast-paced environment, and in a role with broad scope
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