Tesla is seeking an amazing Mechanical Engineering Intern to lead full life cycle development of automated test equipment, for core test technologies. The position is based in Reno/Tahoe, Nevada. The candidate will revolutionize every facet of manufacturing test automation and provide technical support to a superstar team.
· Set the standard of technical and leadership excellence for the team. You will be capable of executing any level of test design to lead from the front.
· Develop innovative technologies for ultra-reliable testers, unit defect detection capabilities, and previously unimagined production rate scaling capabilities.
· Participate in initial equipment conceptual development and carefully balance product specifications, process requirements, layout complexity, cost, and lead-time limits.
· Able to define most efficient plan for testing, focusing on test time reduction and appropriate complexity to promptly release testers.
· Modeling and testing for stress, thermal, fluid, and mechanical aspects of machines/components, that perform effectively while exposed to daily abuse of a manufacturing environment.
· Embed with product design teams to drive design for test/manufacturing.
· Ensure test machines provide effective testing coverage, protect the unit under test, meet up time needs, and reduce cycle time requirements for scalable high volume manufacturing.
· Drive enhanced mechanical design standards, best practices, and tools to improve designs.
· Characterization and validation of new equipment for introduction to the production floor.
· Drive continuously increasing test automation, including robotics and actuator based test systems.
· Create outstanding documentation packages, train others in the maintenance and long term usage of the test systems.
· Team leadership, mentoring growing engineering team.
· Previous internship experience designing best in class mechanical products and test automation systems.
· Competitive GPA
· Be able to perform required analysis to ensure a successful design (stress, strain, thermal, tolerance, cost and mass optimization, etc).
· Solid knowledge of heat transfer and thermal management.
· Expertise in material science of components used in mechanical design (metals, insulators, plastics, connectors, gaskets, etc).
· Desire to drive ultra-reliable, cost effective designs that beat schedules.
· Expertise in SolidWorks, CATIA, FEA simulation, GD&T, and design for reliability concepts.
· Remain engaged, proactive and positive in tough circumstances, owning assignments and taking full accountability for overall team success.