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Senior Equipment Engineer - BIW, Cybertruck

Company: Tesla
Location: Austin
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

The Role
The successful Equipment Engineer candidate will have broad-based industrial maintenance experience, encompassing Electrical/PLC, Robotics, Mechanical, Painting, Machining, Hydraulics/Pneumatics, Conveyor systems, etc. Must be willing to tackle whatever technical challenge presents itself and be willing to assist and learn from others in their areas of expertise. Displays extensive theoretical and hands-on experience in all facets of an automated shop. Experience managing a group working on process optimization, Safety validations and improvements, upgrades, and new installation of equipment.


  • Responsible for all controls related activities in the shop
  • Work collaboratively with design, product excellence, production operations, Manufacturing Engineering, Process Engineering, Maintenance, and other cross functional teams as the expert to ensure production lines run in a safe, efficient manner producing high quality parts.
  • Lead equipment upgrades with a focus on serviceability, reliability, and process capability.
  • Responsible for continuous process optimization of automated lines
  • Become owner / subject matter expert to drive equipment-related process improvement including detailed troubleshooting and root cause analysis.
  • Build training material, maintenance routines, service bulletins, and related documentation related to cradle to grave equipment life cycle management
  • Lead safety and ergonomic improvements to production equipment which meets or exceeds regulations or best practices.
  • Identify equipment critical spare parts and ensure sufficient coverage to prevent extended downtime situations
  • Participate in supplier and equipment buyoffs
  • Debug and optimize automated processes to maximize cycle time and uptime.
  • Develop and manage FMEA risk assessments to prioritize equipment improvement projects and ensure sufficient repair strategies.
  • Provide hands-on support to maintenance team to troubleshoot and resolve extended downtime situations.
  • Identify weak areas of the production systems using root cause analysis and first principles thinking, implement effective countermeasures using all available means. Requirements
    • B.S. in Mechanical, Manufacturing, Electrical or Mechatronic Engineering; or equivalent experience and evidence of exceptional ability
    • 5+ years of Professional Equipment Maintenance and Controls Engineering
    • experience in high volume manufacturing environment
    • Proficiency with process integration and electromechanical / mechatronic systems Advanced proficiency programming industrial equipment from scratch and modifying:
    • Structure text PLCs preferably Siemens' controllers Safety PLCs (Siemens, Beckhoff, Allen-Bradley) Human Machine Interface (HMI / GUI - Beckhoff View, WinCC, Ignition) Field bus Networks (Ether CAT, ProfNet, Ethernet) Serial communication (RS-232) between PLCs and instruments Ethernet communications between machine PLCs and database systems
    • Proficiency in selecting appropriate circuit protectors, wire and cable, sensors, safety hardware, PLC hardware, remote I/O, VFD and servo systems.
    • Proficiency in creating detailed electrical and fluid schematics in CAD (AutoCAD Electrical preferred)
    • Experience programming Cartesian and Articulated robots is highly desired (Fanuc, Kuka, Motoman, Epson) Experience with Vision systems (Cognex, Keyence, Fanuc)
    • Experience creating SCADA Systems with Ignition or similar platforms

Keywords: Tesla, Austin , Senior Equipment Engineer - BIW, Cybertruck, Engineering , Austin, Texas

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