Internship, Electrical Engineer, Cell Manufacturing (Fall 2024)

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Engineering & Information Technology

Fremont, California

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What to Expect
Consider before submitting an application:
This position is expected to start around August 2024 and continue through the entire Fall term (i.e. through December 2024) or into Spring 2025 if available. We ask for a minimum of 12 weeks, full-time and on-site, for most internships.
International Students: If your work authorization is through CPT, please consult your school on your ability to work 40 hours per week before applying. You must be able to work 40 hours per week on-site. Many students will be limited to part-time during the academic year.
The Internship Recruiting Team is driven by the passion to recognize and develop emerging talent. Our year-round program places the best students in positions where they will grow technically, professionally, and personally through their experience working closely with their Manager, Mentor, and team. We are dedicated to providing an experience that allows the intern to experience life at Tesla by including them in projects that are critical to their team’s success.
Multiple Locations Possible: Palo Alto, CA; Fremont, CA
What You’ll Do
Qualified applicants may be reviewed by one or more of the following teams:
Advanced Automation Electrical Engineering
  • Electrical Controls Engineers in Tesla's Advanced Automation group design, develop and commission machine control systems for Tesla 4680 Cell Manufacturing from concept to implementation, working with in-house Tesla engineering teams and outside vendors. This position owns electrical controls designs inside our groundbreaking Tesla 4680 Cell Manufacturing sites globally, in California, Texas, Berlin, and all future Tesla Cell factories. Tesla Cell Manufacturing is a high-speed manufacturing process containing discrete and continuous operations, extremely high-quality standards and a high degree of automation.
Electrcial Design Engineering
  • Tesla is looking for amazing Interns who are passionate about harnessing electronics, firmware, and test technology areas to drive the world’s transition to a sustainable future. Internship roles in our teams provides significant independence and ownership of design and test projects, while still providing excellent mentorship and guidance. We emphasize collaboration in our work, and always encourage each other to have fun while we change the world together.
What You’ll Bring
  • Basic understanding designing electrical control panels, controls system wiring and instrumentation
  • Experience selecting appropriate circuit protectors, wire and cable, sensors, safety hardware, PLC hardware, remote I/O, variable frequency drives (VFDs), servo systems, and key electrical control components
  • Knowledge of Electrical Standards (NFPA 79, IEC 60204-1, UL508A).
  • Familiarity with Beckhoff and Siemens overall control system/components, with some track record of previous projects implementation on these platforms
  • Familiar with EtherCat, FSoE, ProfiNet and ProfiSafe architecture
Compensation and Benefits

As a full-time Tesla Intern, you will be eligible for:
  • 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 an option with a $0 payroll contribution
  • Company Paid (Health Savings Account) HSA Contribution when enrolled in the High Deductible Medical Plan with HSA
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • LGBTQ+ care concierge services
  • 401(k), Employee Stock Purchase Plans, and other financial benefits
  • Company Paid Basic Life, AD&D, and short-term disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Sick time after 90 days of employment 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
  • Commuter benefits
  • Employee discounts and perks program

Expected Compensation

$20.00 - $50.00 + benefits

Pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment.

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.