Equipment Maintenance Technician

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Equipment Maintenance Technician

As a Tesla Maintenance Technician, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the operational availability of a wide array of manufacturing equipment. You will apply your technical skills to install, maintain and repair mechanical and electrical systems, factory automation and robotics. You will work with the highest caliber process and equipment engineering teams to improve equipment reliability and minimize or eliminate downtime.

Tesla's Equipment Maintenance is also the first-responding problem solvers who manage machine breakdown recoveries to keep production running. This is a physically demanding job working in tight spaces, requiring walking and standing all day, as well as, bending, squatting, kneeling, climbing ladders and lying on the ground intermittently throughout the day. In addition, the technician may wear a fall protection harness while working from heights or from a suspended position. Maintenance Technicians will lift up to 50 lbs. and utilize other hand tools and power tools as needed


  • Perform Preventative Maintenance (PM) on all industrial production and mechatronics equipment
  • Perform repairs on production-down equipment
  • Operate and repair every cell on a Line
  • Perform Corrective Maintenance (repairs) on more than one of these types of equipment:
  • Electrical systems ranging from 24 VDC to 480 VAC 3 phase
  • Mechanical systems
  • Conveyor Systems
  • Hydraulics
  • Pneumatics
  • PLC and networks
  • Robotics
  • Order parts, supplies, and equipment from catalogs and suppliers, or obtain them from storerooms
  • Log all work as performed
  • Perform other tasks as instructed by management.
  • This is non–exempt position.

This is a general job description and may not reflect the complete or exact job description and/or requirements of the position(s) for which you may be considered.


  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of identity and employment eligibility will be required.
  • Five (5) or more years of experience working in a maintenance capacity on production manufacturing equipment and/or have equivalent training or relevant education
  • Verbal and written communication skills (able to understand and record maintenance procedures, shift pass downs, etc.)
  • Ability to read and interpret detailed mechanical assembly drawings and accurately measure and inspect tolerances
  • Advanced computer skills (able to use job-specific PC applications and coach other users)
  • Solid electrical knowledge (has a thorough understanding of electrical requirements and hazards)
  • Advanced skills with a voltmeter to check AC/DC voltage, able to diagnose issues, able to use a schematic diagram to troubleshoot electrical systems
  • Proficient with pneumatics-solenoid valves, actuator and control operations and can read schematics
  • Proficient with basic hydraulic system operations
  • Ability to analyze problems and error conditions, identify root causes, and implement viable long-term solutions
  • Safety oriented
  • Ability to work off-shifts, as needed

EEO statement

Tesla believes in equal treatment and affirmative action and is committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, nationality, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity, or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

Tesla is also committed to employing people with disabilities and making reasonable accommodations for them. Let your recruiter know if you need an adjustment at any point during the application process.

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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

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $26.00 - $45.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 12 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Night shift
  • Overtime
  • Weekends as needed

Work setting:

  • In-person

Ability to Relocate:

  • Sparks, NV: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person