Tesla

Safety Restraints Engineer

Tesla

April 13, 2021


The Role:
The Safety Restraints Engineer in Shanghai is responsible for the integration, validation and localization of seat belt and/or airbag systems being manufactured in China. This includes China domestic and export vehicles produced in the Shanghai Gigafactory. The Restraints Engineer will analyse and negotiate design considerations with tier-1 suppliers, validate installation and assembly conditions, test and validate product to regulations and support manufacturing and quality to make the most reliable and safe vehicles possible.
Responsibilities:
  • Assist North American Safety Engineers in the assessment of China based Tier-1 supplier technologies and products.
  • Will support the North American Engineering team with restraint design integration and validation, working closely with Safety, CAE and Test engineers for product produced in China.
  • Manage design releases & ensuring corresponding Engineering & Manufacturing bill of materials is correct for all safety products in the vehicle, product packaging, drawing release, validation, etc.
  • Confirm design applicability for manufacturing and general assembly processes and serviceability.
  • Function as the main interaction point of contact for Chinese domestic tier-1 suppliers, ensuring they meet all timing, quality, cost and validation deliverables
  • Ensure failure avoidance tools and processes (DFMEA/FMA) are applied to restraint components
  • Oversee supplier component Design Verification Plan and Report (DVP&R) and control system level testing to ensure desired performance is achieved prior to dynamic sled and vehicle testing
  • Analyze test results and identify adjustments required to either the restraint commodity or interfacing components, determining most effective resolution
  • Support all testing and production validation to meet occupant injury and product performance criteria per established Tesla targets, and governmental requirements.
  • Support crash tests from early development to homologation phase. Ensure components are supplied to correct pedigrees for all test vehicles and other vehicle level validation and homologation requirements.

Requirements:
  • Fluent conversational and technical English, both spoken and written
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or equivalent
  • Good understanding and experience in vehicle Safety Restraint Systems and/or vehicle Crashworthiness is preferred
  • Ability to analyse for cost, weight and commercial targets
  • Demonstrated experience of delivering results under restrictive schedule and limited resources
  • Knowledge of CAE analysis and restraint system integration and optimization
  • Engineering fundamentals and mechanical aptitude in problem-solving essential
  • Effective verbal and written skills to articulate technical issues with peers and suppliers
  • Excellent organizational skills, self-starting and self-motivated
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task on with ability to be flexible regarding evolving priorities
  • Proficient computer skills with MS Office Suite & CAD (CATIA preferred)
  • Ability to travel required. Current passport and US B-1 visa is an advantage.