Mechanical Design Engineer - Power Electronics


May 2, 2021

he Role
Tesla’s Power Electronics group is looking for a skilled and motivated individual to perform mechanical design activities for our power converter products to be used in Tesla vehicle powertrains and energy storage products.
  • Modeling and design of mechanical components and assemblies including plastics, sheet metal, heat sinks, insulation systems, magnetic components, high voltage connectors, fasteners, and other components.
  • Mechanical design analysis including thermal, CFD, structural, design for assembly, and design for test.
  • Solve electronics packaging issues including: electrical isolation, sealing, thermal management, interconnection, shock and vibration management, electromagnetic interference (EMI), RF communications, etc.
  • Develop engineering test plans for designs.
  • Create drawing packages and manufacturing instructions for parts and assemblies.
  • Assist in engineering prototype builds and component fabrication.
  • Collaborate with other mechanical, systems, electrical, digital control, manufacturing, industrial design, and test engineers to take designs from prototype through mass production.


  • Experience designing packaging for electronic assemblies including in-depth understanding of relevant component fabrication processes.
  • Deep understanding of material science of components used in mechanical design (metals, insulators, plastics, connectors, gaskets, thermal interface materials, potting, etc.).
  • Proficiency using 3D mechanical design and analysis tools (CATIA, ANSYS Icepak, StarCCM).
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work in a fast-paced and challenging environment.

Preferred Skills

  • Knowledge of GD&T, finite element analysis, and design for reliability concepts.
  • Experience using CATIA V5 and/or V6.
  • Experience with PLM systems, engineering changes, deviations, BOM structuring, etc.
  • Working knowledge of Matlab, Python and ANYSYS.
  • Experience with environmental, reliability, safety, and industry standard requirements for automotive, industrial & residential products.
  • Basic understanding of electrical design fundamentals.
  • Experience with high volume manufacturing processes such as injection molding, stamping, diecast, etc.
  • Familiarity with PCBAs and PCBA components