Staff Manufacturing Engineer, Body in White, Megafactory

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LATHROP, California

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What to Expect
Tesla Manufacturing Engineers have the important role of designing “the machine that builds the machine”. We work with the cross-functional teams (design, quality, production, sustaining, and supply chain) throughout the entire lifecycle of a product (from initial design through prototype development and into full production) to develop high quality and efficient manufacturing equipment and processes that will produce power electronics, thermal systems and customer facing industrial battery storage systems. The Staff Manufacturing Engineer, Body in White, will lead a team of engineers and work closely with cross functional stakeholders to maintain existing equipment, processes, and testers.
What You’ll Do
  • Develop manufacturing equipment and processes from pilot prototypes to full scale ramp
  • Determine and procure equipment that is necessary for all manufacturing processes used to build the product
  • Work with equipment integrators to design and manufacture equipment and fixtures for medium to high-volume production
  • Manage suppliers during specification, design, buyoff and installation of manufacturing equipment
  • Characterize and validate new equipment and fixtures for introduction to the production floor
  • Determine layout of production workstations for product flow, ergonomics, and efficiency
  • Perform process analysis, DOE (design of experiments), PFMEA, line balancing activities, and capacity modeling/simulation
  • Provide DFM (design for manufacturability) input to design team for process and yield improvements
  • Create detailed manufacturing instructions to train technicians and line operators on new processes and equipment

What You’ll Bring
  • Degree in Mechanical, Manufacturing, Electrical or Mechatronic Engineering, or equivalent experience
  • Experience leading a team of engineers in a manufacturing setting and 5+ years working in a body in white manufacturing environment
  • Experience with MIG & spot welding, bolting, and riveting joints
  • Experience with robot programming, backup, and restoration for Fanuc
  • Experience with PLC programming (Siemens), troubleshooting, and configuration
  • Experience in developing electrical schematics is a plus
  • Experience creating technical specifications for automated manufacturing equipment
  • Experience introducing new products and new processes from a prototype environment to a production environment
  • Experience providing design for manufacturability and automation with experience designing production line layouts in AutoCAD
  • Proficiency designing mechanical equipment, fixturing, and tooling in CAD (SolidWorks or CATIA)
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

Expected Compensation

$72,000 - $232,200/annual salary + cash and stock awards + 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.