Mechanical Design Engineer (m/w/d) - Closures Engineering - Berlin, Germany

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What to Expect

Join Vehicle Engineering in Berlin to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy where you will help design the next generation of cutting-edge automotive products for Tesla.

Our world-class engineering teams operate with a non-conventional automotive product development philosophy of high interdisciplinary collaboration, flat organizational structure, and technical contribution at all levels. You will be expected to challenge and be challenged, to create, to innovate. You must want to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial company. We are building real products. This must excite you. You’ll work alongside accomplished, world-renowned engineers on perhaps the most exciting automotive programs in existence today.

Mechanical Design Engineer – Closures Engineering


Be part of a growing and energetic Closures team to engineer, execute and deliver cutting-edge products to global customers. You will work with cross-functional team members to continuously innovate and launch new products for Europe and other growing markets.

What You’ll Do
  • Serve as a member of the Vehicle Engineering Team to support Closures System development for the Tesla vehicle product lines. Closures commodities consists of CIW (structural panel development of doors, hood and liftgates), Mechanisms/Electro mechanisms, Dynamic Sealing and Glazing
  • Conceptualize, design, engineer, release, and launch closures components. Develop and execute closure system requirements for one or more of the aforementioned closure commodities
  • Achieve innovation-driven closure system targets for appearance, function, quality, cost and weight. Establish closure system architecture and functional feasibility
  • Support manufacturing processes and material selections to achieve world class execution of automotive exterior craftsmanship and fit and finish using an analytical and physical assessment
  • Manage and collaborate with key suppliers (both internal and external) to support overall vehicle development milestones and prototype/ production build events and initiate regional changes for closures products.
  • Evaluate competing design approaches using any one of the various development tools (DFMEA, fault tree, decision matrices, etc.)
  • Act as technical consultant to support Global Supply Managers on making strategic sourcing decisions and driving suppliers to deliver high quality products on tight timelines
What You’ll Bring
  • Education background in mechanical engineering, or the equivalent in experience with evidence of exceptional ability
  • A self-starter with can-do attitude and passion to maintain a high level of work ethics and integrity
  • Inquisitive about new technologies and always thinks out of box, but willing to get hands dirty to resolve engineering issues
  • Knowledge in engineering tools including DFSS, DFMEA, DVP&R, GD&T, tolerance stack up, etc.
  • Competent in quality control tools including Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, SPC, etc.
  • Base knowledge in stamping, hemming, welding, painting, GA, injection molding, extrusion processes and tooling, Catia V5/3DX or equivalent CAD software
  • Good understanding of mechanics of materials, lightweight materials, polymer/composite materials and material processing
  • The following knowledge and experience is considered a plus: Prototype methods (including SLA, SLS, 3D printing), CMM, blue light scanning, 3D scanning, vehicle and component level testing including homologation testing and experience with a vehicle development process from concept to launch
  • Fluent in the English language is required

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.