Electrical Reliability Engineer, Lithium Refinery

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What to Expect
Tesla's in-house Lithium Refinery is located in the greater Corpus Christi area of Texas. This investment is critical to our mission to accelerate the world's transition to sustainable energy and represents our efforts to aggressively increase the supply of battery-grade lithium hydroxide available in North America.

Tesla’s Battery Materials Team is looking for a highly motivated individual to be the Electrical Reliability Engineer for a novel battery chemical plant near Corpus Christi, TX. As the Electrical Reliability Engineer, you will interface closely with the Project and Operations teams to develop and implement electrical system commissioning plans while also building out equipment lifecycle management programs that you will implement as we transition into the core maintenance & reliability organization post startup.
What You’ll Do
  • Provide expert level electrical engineering support for a variety of equipment across the site, such as motors, breakers, relays, generators, substations, buses, starters, transformers, and other industrial equipment >480V
  • Develop acceptance criteria for and validate conformance of all electrical systems pre-commissioning
  • Work with the project team and vendor commissioning personnel to ensure assets deliver expected performance in alignment with project schedule
  • Support design reviews as required (i.e., HAZOP, P&ID reviews, 3-D model reviews, etc.) ensuring the facility is constructed with suitable maintainability and reliability premises
  • Work with the Project and Process Design teams to ensure that an appropriate stock of spare parts is provisioned, and management systems are populated with required equipment data
  • Develop equipment specific expertise through a strong collaboration with vendors and third-party suppliers, and serve as the subject matter expert for the Manufacturing Organization post startup
  • Leverage expertise to develop and deliver equipment specific training as needed for Operations and Maintenance personnel
  • Lead root-cause investigations and develop risk-based, cost-effective solutions to prevent recurrence
  • Assist in the development and implementation of preventative maintenance procedures, work practices, operator rounds, & equipment strategies to enable efficient life-cycle management of plant assets post-startup
  • Drive long term reliability improvements, eliminate bad actors, and lead change management processes
What You’ll Bring
  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience and evidence of exceptional ability, including a strong understanding of engineering fundamentals and demonstrated ability to leverage this understanding to solve challenging technical problems
  • 5+ years in an industrial manufacturing environment, with experience supporting Operations and Maintenance organizations
  • Experience maintaining, repairing, and operating medium voltage equipment, including troubleshooting and working on medium voltage relays
  • Working knowledge of OSHA and NFPA codes and HAZMAT safety protocols
  • Well versed in the National Electrical Code and the International Electrical Testing Association
  • Expert acumen in conducting RCFAs and developing/implementing effective solutions
  • Proven ability to operate under pressure while managing multiple priorities simultaneously. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment, occasionally requiring extended hours
  • Ability to communicate clearly and interface with multiple engineering disciplines, trade experts, as well as executives
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.