Automation Controls Engineering Internship (m/w/d) - Gigafactory Berlin-Brandenburg


April 1, 2021

Berlin, DE

The internship assignment
The Automation Controls Engineering Intern will work under the guidance of Controls Engineers to develop, design, and program control systems for new equipment being deployed to the production floor. The Intern will learn, apply and contribute to the further development of Tesla’s innovative controls program architecture to components such as logic controllers, machine interfaces, servo drives, and industrial robots used in our production processes.
Learning goals & tasks
  • Lay out new industrial electrical control panels which are NFPA79/NEC/UL508A compliant, and create electrical schematics.
  • Develop and debug ladder logic PLC code with an emphasis on generating code that is organized, structured, documented, maintainable and reusable.
  • Interface with conveyors, robots, Manufacturing Execution System (MES), LabView
  • Implement (ANSI/RIA15.06/OSHA compliant) control reliable safety systems for safeguarding
  • Generate aesthetically simple HMI screens for complex machinery while providing sufficient feedback for troubleshooting.
  • Manage and implement small machine projects from start to finish for example in body conveyance or Pack ASRS (Automated storage and retrieval system)

  • Currently pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Computer Science, or related programs
  • Coursework in analog and digital circuits, control systems, logic, and programming
  • Exposure to programming microcontrollers
  • Proficiency with CAD (AutoCAD, CATIA, SolidWorks)
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Mastery of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio

The following skills and experiences are a plus:
  • Programming experience in C++, Python, SQL or similar language
  • Industrial electrical panel design
  • PLC programming (Allen-Bradley, Siemens, Beckhoff or similar)
  • HMI/SCADA programming (Allen-Bradley, Ignition or similar)
  • Industrial robots (Fanuc, Kuka or similar)
  • Servo motors and controllers (Kinetix or similar)