Tesla

Chassis and body-in-white test engineer

Tesla

April 17, 2021


Chassis and body-in-white test engineer
This position will work as a member of Tesla’s reliability and test team to develop and execute component and system level testing of vehicle chassis and body structural components using servo hydraulic test equipment either in-house or at external labs
Responsibilities:
  • Conduct hands-on component and system level durability and strength tests using MTS servo hydraulic systems
  • Work directly with reliability and design engineers for test planning activities (test scheduling, prioritization, specifications etc. )
  • Develop test fixtures using CAD and work with in-house or external labs for fixture fabrication
  • Conduct detailed inspections such as torque checks, crack checks etc. Identify and root cause failures
  • Conduct data acquisition and instrumentation of sensors such as load cells, strain gages, LVDT etc.
  • Post process test data and make detailed test reports
  • Be involved with general test equipment maintenance and lab expansions
  • Work in close collaboration with test technicians, instrumentation, CAE, reliability and design teams
  • Work with third party labs to coordinate and conduct testing as needed
  • Maintain a clean and organized work environment

Essential Skills:
  • Strong mechanical engineering, durability and testing fundamentals
  • 2+ years durability and strength testing of vehicle chassis and/or structural components (suspension, steering, body in white etc.)
  • Experience in MTS FlexTest controllers, MultiPurpose TestWare (MPT), MTS TestSuite (mpe) and RPC software is a plus but not required
  • Experience with instrumentation (load cells, strain gages, LVDT etc.) and data acquisition systems like HBM Somat eDAQ and Dewesoft
  • Experience with CAD and fixture design
  • Proven track record as a hands-on test engineer (test planning, development, execution, inspections, root cause analysis, data processing, report writing)
  • Able to work well under pressure while managing competing demands and tight deadlines
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Strong organization skills with meticulous attention to detail