Tesla

Engineering Technician, Low Voltage Wire Harness

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 wire harnesses for new cars in early stage development and going into production
  • Maintaining a lab, ensuring that it is well-stocked with the tools and materials needed to make prototype wire harnesses
  • Supporting bench-top electrical system builds and testing, including obtaining and tracking LV components from other Tesla groups as well as 3rd party vendors
  • Providing clear, accurate timely information feedback to engineers on any problems found during testing and trial builds
  • Building various test jigs and assemblies for electrical and mechanical validation of wire harnesses and components
  • A wide variety of other technician tasks, supporting the engineering team as needed

REQUIREMENTS
  • Previous experience with automotive wire harnesses: connectors, contact terminals, ground terminals, cables, clips and taping
  • Able to read electrical schematics and harness drawings and create a harness from scratch
  • Able to use multi-meters, 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
  • Able to work well under pressure while managing competing demands and tight deadlines
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills, computer skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail