Manufacturing Equipment Engineer - Mechanical


April 22, 2021

The Role:
A manufacturing equipment engineer in the production engineering team will be a part of operating, sustaining, and improving some of the most automated manufacturing equipment in the world. The best candidate for the position has a high aptitude to learn new skillsets in the position. The expectation is that engineers will start with strengths in a given field (AUTOCAD, design, robotics, PLC Programming, vision, Python, HMI scripting, etc) and then learn all other areas from those who work with them. This role requires capability across the board to sustain all parts of the automated equipment.
  • Sustain 24 by 7 production operations through responding to and resolving breakdowns quickly and efficiently to minimize downtime
  • Active leader of a cross functional TPM team while taking on improvement projects to assist in improving the factory. Diagnoses equipment failures, finds root cause and improve Overall Equipment Effectiveness. Lead equipment upgrades with a focus on serviceability, reliability, and process capability.
  • Collaborate closely with Process and Quality engineering on CI projects related to yield and product quality improvement projects.
  • Develop and improve equipment validation procedures including calibration and qualification
  • Become Expert Level Trainer on all machines in assigned area and be responsible for the level of knowledge of Shift technicians. Provide hands-on support to maintenance team to troubleshoot and resolve extended downtime situations.
  • Takes initiative to create, implement and improve Preventative and Predictive Maintenance documents and schedules, under the direction of the Maintenance Planner
  • Support reliability of the current manufacturing equipment and re-design as necessary (CAD/Solidworks).
  • Participate in spare part analysis and inventory development, cost reduction, improvement working with Spares Department to RMA faulty components and communicate needs to the vendor.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial Engineering, Mechatronic, or a related field
  • Demonstrated mechanical design ability (CAD/Solidworks)
  • Hands on experience in a manufacturing setting with D/FMEA, GD&T, OEE, Root Causes Analysis, SPC, etc.

  • Experience commissioning and improving Equipment. Have a demonstrated track record of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) improvement, Preventative and Predictive Maintenance activities.
  • Strong command of SPC techniques and practitioner of data driven approaches used in solving equipment related issues or in application to CI initiatives
  • Good understanding of Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), Safety, Ergonomics, Change Point Management, Spare Parts Management
  • Strong problem solving skills and an aptitude for learning systems quickly. Able to utilize structured problem solving techniques such as DMAIC, Ishikawa, Five Why (5W) or Eight Disciplines (8D). Able to resolve high level performance issues into addressable actions.
  • Experience with PLC programming, troubleshooting and configuration. Good overall computer skills with demonstrated ability in a programming language.
  • Skilled with the use of a variety of hand and portable tools as well as general machining
  • Able to read and interpret basic mechanical drawings and electrical schematics.
  • Experience with 2D/ 3D modeling software
  • Vision system development & qualification experience
  • Experience developing and improving HMI’s
  • Robotics maintenance, troubleshooting, optimization & teaching

Soft Skills:
  • Exceptional capacity for managing simultaneous activities, competing priorities and challenges
  • Strong ability to work and communicate effectively with team and peers within a manufacturing and engineering organization. This includes excellent communication skills: written and verbal.
  • Creative capacity for developing new ways to do things better, cheaper, faster in alignment with the Tesla approach to revolutionary product development
  • Passion for making fantastic new products and using testing as a means to enable an engineering organization to achieve outstanding quality, reliability and excellence
  • Willing to perform shift work (nights) and overtime as required
  • Demonstrated ability to teach, mentor, develop others

Employee Benefits:
  • As a full time Tesla employee, you will receive full benefits from day 1 for you and your dependents.
  • Kaiser and UnitedHealthcare PPO and HSA plans (including infertility coverage)
  • 3 medical plan choices with $0 paycheck contribution
  • Vision & dental plans (including orthodontic coverage)
  • Company paid Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability
  • 401(k), Employee Stock Purchase Plans, and other financial benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program, Paid Time Off, and Paid Holidays
  • Back-up childcare and employee discounts