Dyno Test Technician


March 24, 2021

Sunnyvale, CA 94087, US

The Role
Tesla Motors is committed to hiring and developing the top people in any given discipline. Our world-class engineering teams operate with a non-conventional automotive product development philosophy of high inter-disciplinary collaboration, flat organizational structure and technical contribution at all levels. You will be expected to challenge and to be challenged, to create, to innovate. These jobs are not for everyone.
You must have a genuine passion for working on the best electric vehicles in the world. You must want to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial company. We are building real products. This must excite you. You must be a builder. You’ll work alongside accomplished, world-renowned engineers on perhaps the most exciting automotive programs in existence today.
Engineering Technicians within the Test Systems Engineering team work side by side with engineers to support the development of our world class drive units and energy products. Projects can be open-ended and the individual must strive in a challenging environment. Must be a self-starter and able to figure out how to do things independently.


  • Execute motor and drive unit testing on in-house dynamometers.
  • Support R&D engineering with custom test configurations
  • Focus on continuous improvement and 5S practices
  • Troubleshoot and debug electromechanical test setups

  • Demonstrate mechanical aptitude – ability to take things apart and reassemble them without instructions.
  • Strong communication abilities – able to effectively relay information to different people from direct colleagues to engineers and managers.
  • Knowledge of basic hand tools, fabrication a plus.
  • Knowledge of electrical skills: basic wiring ability, connecting sensors & power supplies, soldering, using a DMM
  • Detail-oriented personality with solid documentation and reporting skills including Microsoft office and project management tools like JIRA / Confluence.
  • Understanding of electrical and rotating equipment hazards (LOTO, HV Training)
  • Passionate about electric motors and sustainable energy