Manufacturing Equipment Engineering Manager, Plant Vehicle Engineering


March 19, 2021

Fremont, CA, US

The Role:
Tesla is seeking a highly motivated Manufacturing Equipment Engineering Manager who will be responsible for building a team of Equipment Engineers to contribute to the design and development of new automation equipment and assembly lines for our General Assembly, Paint and BIW manufacturing equipment.
Tesla is a demanding and fast-paced environment where you will work on a critical subsystem of incredibly exciting products.
The Manufacturing Equipment Engineering Manager will also work with cross-functional teams throughout the entire lifecycle of the product and processes. He/She will work closely with Engineering (Design and Manufacturing), Quality and Production to integrate new lines and process automation to increase capacity and efficiency.


  • You will be leading the hiring and selection process of Manufacturing engineers to support the ramp to mass production.
  • You will lead a team of engineers to commission and work on ramping manufacturing lines including mechanical automation equipment, robots, design of electromechanical systems, PLCs, motion controls, and vision systems.
  • You will lead a team to program machines for complex processes that involve multi-station parallel processing, pick and place automation, data acquisition, and PID control.
  • You will lead and be responsible for managing safety standards (ANSI/RIA15.06, OSHA), implementing controls reliable safety systems for safeguarding robots, gantries, conveyors, and other high volume manufacturing equipment.
  • You will lead the design of fault-tolerant systems with error handling and recovery and training technicians to reduce downtime.
  • You will lead and manage electrical cabinet builds, field wiring, pneumatic and fluid plumbing.
  • You will lead and create machine interactions with plant-wide Manufacturing Execution System (MES) to communicate product acceptability, machine status, and process variables.

  • 5+ Years of Proven Experience in leading a technical team of engineers in equipment and automation.
  • BS/MS Mechanical or Electrical Engineering (or equivalent – Majors in Controls and Computer Control Systems, Mechatronic Engineering, Automation engineering, etc.)
  • 10+ years of experience as a hands-on mechanical/manufacturing Manufacturing Engineer working on automation and/or electromechanical systems.