Sr. Rotating Equipment Engineer

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What to Expect
Tesla’s Design Engineering Team is looking for a Specialist - Rotating Equipment Engineer, to be involved in building novel processing facilities including Tesla’s first lithium refinery. The successful candidate will interface with project and process design teams for rotating equipment design, vendor selection, drawing reviews, technical standard and specification development, FATs and commissioning activities to enable a successful handover of machinery to Operations.
What You’ll Do
  • Serve as subject matter expert for rorating equipment engineering during the design, equipment selection, fabrication & testing phases of the project; and provide support during construction and commissioning as required
  • Develop design specifications and installation standards for all types of rotating equipment in project
  • Spec out centrifugal pumps (slurry and non-slurry), positive displacement pumps, compressors, agitators, fans, blowers, turbines, centrifuges, gearboxes, rotary calcination equipment, etc. for procurement and perform vendor bid evaluations. Be familiar with material handling equipment including belt conveyors, bucket elevators, apron feeders, screw conveyors, stacker / reclaimers, ball mill, etc
  • Experience in implementing and designing to the following standards; API 610, API 686, API 673, API 674, ISO 9905, ISO 2858, ISO 3661, ISO 16330, ANSI B73.1 and others
  • Develop rotating equipment datasheets, specifications, material requisitions and support technical bid evaluations and ITP development
  • Review and approve vendor calculation packages against applicable codes, standards, contract documents and design basis
  • Provide timely technical support throughout the project construction and commissioning phases retaining overall technical responsibility for equipment
What You’ll Bring
  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field or equivalent experience. Professional Engineering (PE) license is a plus
  • Experienced (10-15 years) in overall rotating equipment design and selection, preferably with EPC background and oil/mineral refining industry experience
  • Understand mechanical seal and bearings design and selection, foundation components (sole plates, base plates, grouting), and pump/driver selection and installation
  • Deep knowledge with relevant API, ANSI, and ISO standards and reliability best practices
  • Experience with design and modeling software such as Autodesk (AutoCAD, Plant 3D), Navisworks, ANSYS, Inventor and/or Solidworks, Nastran, etc
  • Strong understanding of engineering principles and design calculations, with excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Effective communication skills, with the ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams and communicate technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders
Compensation and Benefits

Along with competitive pay, as a full-time Tesla employee, you are eligible for the following benefits at day 1 of hire:
  • Aetna PPO and HSA plans > 2 medical plan options with $0 payroll deduction
  • Family-building, fertility, adoption and surrogacy benefits
  • Dental (including orthodontic coverage) and vision plans, both have options with a $0 paycheck contribution
  • Company Paid (Health Savings Account) HSA Contribution when enrolled in the High Deductible Aetna medical plan with HSA
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • LGBTQ+ care concierge services
  • 401(k) with employer match, Employee Stock Purchase Plans, and other financial benefits
  • Company paid Basic Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Sick and Vacation time (Flex time for salary positions), and Paid Holidays
  • Back-up childcare and parenting support resources
  • Voluntary benefits to include: critical illness, hospital indemnity, accident insurance, theft & legal services, and pet insurance
  • Weight Loss and Tobacco Cessation Programs
  • Tesla Babies program
  • Commuter benefits
  • Employee discounts and perks program

Tesla is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
Tesla is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. Please let your recruiter know if you need an accommodation at any point during the interview process.