Automation & Controls Engineer Drive Unit (m/w/d) - Gigafactory Berlin-Brandenburg


March 20, 2021

Tesla is accelerating the world's transition to sustainable energy. Revolutionary strategies and products were developed within a few years and successfully launched on a large scale. This is only possible through extraordinary speed, innovation and efficiency.
Gigafactory Berlin forms the perfect basis for rolling out Tesla's incredible success story in Europe. The most important pillar for this are our employees. Their passion, motivation and engagement ensure that we achieve our goals. We are looking for you to continue and expand this success story together.
The Role
The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in industrial automation, with a focus on PLC systems, communications architecture, and integration with robotics and databases. This person must be capable of collaborating with cross-functional teams and factory managers. The successful candidate will have knowledge in manufacturing assembly systems, a deep understanding of mechatronics, as well as exceptional interpersonal, organizational and management skills, demonstrating the ability to be an innovator and change agent.
  • Generate aesthetic HMI screens for complex machinery that provide sufficient feedback for troubleshooting
  • Generate PLC ladder logic with an emphasis on generating code that is organized, structured, documented, maintainable, and reusable using existing programming standards
  • Assist with projects and installations with regard to control systems for production equipment
  • Assist production in continuous process optimization of automated lines
  • Support maintenance and sustaining teams in troubleshooting difficult equipment failures
  • Generate, modify, and approve electrical schematics created in house or external to Tesla
  • Develop maintenance documentation, training programs, and lead this training
  • Establish test plans and control test plan execution
  • Assist in risk assessments and implement findings
  • Maintain and improve programming standards for PLC and Ignition SCADA automated systems
  • Responsible for backing up and maintaining equipment programs
  • Debug and optimize automated processes to maximize cycle time and uptime
  • Debug and implement corrective actions for breakdowns and chronic equipment failure
  • Act as liaison to IT department for Manufacturing Execution Systems during development and implementation
  • Have flexible schedule allowing for weekend and on call work schedules.
  • Fanuc robot programming and/or integration with external control systems

  • BS/MS Mechatronic Engineering (or equivalent Engineering Degree – Control Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering) Or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of experience as a hands-on Automation & Control Engineer or Robotics Engineer working on automation and/or electromechanical systems.
  • Must be proficient in PLC programming, troubleshooting, and configuration. Allen-Bradley platforms (ControlLogix, CompactLogix) required. Siemens, Beckhoff is a plus.
  • Must be proficient in HMI programming, troubleshooting, and configuration. Allen-Bradley FactoryTalk View & Ignition SCADA are preferred.
  • Proficient in Python, equivalent High-Level programming language (C, C++, C#, Java, etc.) is a plus.
  • Experience with robot programming (fanuc), backup, and restoration.
  • Experience with SQL, scripting, creating various reports, and utilization of database tools.
  • Experience with vision systems (Cognex, Datalogic, Fanuc Vision)
  • Experience with AutoCAD Electrical for developing electrical schematics.
  • Experience deploying equipment to high volume manufacturing.
  • Knowledge of production quality metrics and LEAN methodology.
  • Experience presenting technical programs with excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Experience in Linux and Embedded control systems is a plus.
  • Ability to communicate in German or English

What we offer:

You will be working in our state-of-the-art Gigafactory where you’ll solve the world's most interesting problems with the best and brightest people who share a passion to change the world. Tesla’s compensation package includes competitive salary and Tesla shares or bonusses. Typical benefits that are offered are a pension program, 30 vacation days, employee insurances, relocation and commuting support.