Tesla

Engineering Technician, High Voltage Systems

Tesla

April 15, 2021


THE ROLE
Engineering Technicians within the Electronic Systems team work side by side with engineers to support the development of our vehicle hardware. Projects are open ended and often with limited up front guidance. The successful candidate for this position must have a background in electrical systems, particularly related to automotive wiring. Must be a self-starter and able to figure out how to do things independently.
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Making, buying, updating, repairing prototype harnesses and electromechanical assemblies for new cars in early stage development and going into production
  • Supporting low volume prototype part builds and testing, including obtaining and tracking interfacing components from other Engineering and Purchasing groups within Tesla
  • Providing clear, accurate timely information feedback to engineers on any problems found during testing and trial builds
  • In some special cases, making PCBA board-level component changes and reworks
  • Building various test jigs and assemblies for electrical and mechanical validation of high voltage harnesses and mechanical components during pre-production reliability periods
  • Expanding the capability and knowledge of the high voltage systems lab, through new equipment bring-up
  • Maintaining component-level data, tracking inventory, and auctioning open-issues during builds
  • Understanding of ultrasonic welding, mechanical assembly design, machining, 3D printing, laser cutting equipment are preferred but not required
  • In special cases, running basic part validation including thermal testing and assembly functional checks during trial builds
  • A wide variety of other engineering technician tasks, supporting the engineering team as needed throughout the product development process.

REQUIREMENTS
  • Previous hands-on experience with automotive high voltage systems, wire harnesses, mechanical components, and electro-mechanical devices
  • Able to read and understand electrical schematics, engineering drawings and 3D CAD, and harness drawings and create a harness from scratch
  • Able to use multi-meters, high voltage test equipment, soldering iron, wire crimping tools, hand tools for extracting pins from connectors
  • 2 year technical/automotive degree preferred
  • Extensive knowledge of methods, techniques, parts, tools and materials used in the maintenance and repair of vehicles
  • Understanding and creating work instructions for installation and part rework, sourcing and buying various tools, hardware components and test equipment
  • Able to work well under pressure while managing competing demands and tight deadlines
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills, computer skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail