Tesla

Instrumentation & Controls Technician

Tesla

March 25, 2021

Fremont, CA, US

The Role
The ideal candidate takes pride in their hands-on work, technical ability, organizational skills, safety record and attention to detail. They appreciate an environment where innovative and high quality work is encouraged, noticed and rewarded and where individuals carry tremendous responsibility. They look forward to learning an incredible amount on the job. They're an excellent cross-team communicator, with a knack for understanding, process, mechanical, and electrical systems as well as controls.
Responsibilities
  • Installs, terminates, troubleshoots, and repairs electrical and controls equipment and instrumentation utilizing technical, interpersonal and critical thinking skills
  • Calibrating and repairing instruments and associated equipment
  • Working with electronic control systems including microprocessors, sensors, and final control elements used in automated processes
  • Supporting controls engineering and facilities groups in troubleshooting, upgrading and new installation of systems
  • Understands the principles of measuring levels, pressures, temperatures, flow, and analytical processes using instrumentation
  • Consulting manuals, reading and interpreting circuit diagrams, blueprints, and schematics
  • Produce as-built drawing markups for delivery to the design team for recording
  • Repairing and adjusting system components or removing and replacing defective parts
  • Installing control and measurement instruments on existing or new plant equipment
  • Using lifts and ladders
  • Uses complex electrical schematics and blueprints to troubleshoot and correct problems
  • Displays positive attitudes and practices good work ethics that reflects the mission, philosophy, and goals of the company
  • Provides excellent customer service
  • Complete tasks in a timely manner and provides feedback
Requirements
  • 3-5 years of experience as a hands-on technician or related field working on process automation and/or electromechanical systems.
  • Working knowledge of low voltage electrical systems from 24VDC to 480VAC
  • Working knowledge of networking and telecommunication wiring
  • Working knowledge in using hand tools, multi-meters, and testing equipment
  • Ability to perform skilled termination of controls devices
  • Ability to read and comprehend wiring diagrams, loop drawings, and P&ID drawings
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical prints and schematics
  • Ability to work in high elevation up to 80 ft
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs regularly
  • Strong knowledge in troubleshooting of motor controls, variable frequency drives, programmable controllers and other electronic components
  • Strong understanding of HVAC and process instrumentation (pressure, level, differential pressure, temperature and analytical)
  • Strong understanding of controls valves, dampers, and associated actuators
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills, along with the ability to interact with all levels of management; must have high degree of initiative, and the ability to work alone and effectively with other people
  • Ability to read and interpret PLC code
  • Ability to read and interpret HMI screens