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Mechanical Engineering Technician

Company: Tesla
Location: Austin
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

The Role
The Role:
Tesla is seeking a highly skilled, self-motivated, mechanical engineering technician to join our growing team. You will report directly into a cross-functional engineering team responsible for developing new equipment. This position will reside at the new Gigafactory in Austin, TX and some travel may be required. Your efforts will directly contribute to laying the foundation for new product lines. You will have the opportunity to contribute to both process development and continuous improvement of the equipment. A strong drive to learn new skills and acquire knowledge will enhance your ability to support production operations. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are necessary to maintain your position as a team player.

  • Strict adherence to company policies regarding safety and conduct.
  • Ability to operate, maintain & troubleshoot complex, continuous motion manufacturing equipment.
  • Ensure process stability and quality of production produced.
  • Perform complete equipment overhauls and reassembly as necessary.
  • Ability to use metrology equipment for measuring and analyzing product.
  • Recommend and implement process improvements.
  • Help develop, draft, and update related manufacturing instructions following improvements made.
  • Escalate issues to shift supervisor/manager and quality team when necessary.
  • Support engineering activities including process and equipment validations.
  • Train and provide support to associates on equipment operation and processes.
  • Collaborate with operations, process and equipment engineering, maintenance, quality, EHS, and other teams to improve process performance.
    • Three (3) or more years of experience building and/or maintaining production automation equipment.
    • Experience working on and troubleshooting a wide variety of mechanical systems and components; motors, pumps, valves, cams, cylinders, conveyance systems, etc.
      • Experience with high speed and continuous motion machinery preferred.
      • Some aspects of this job can/will be physically demanding, requiring working in tight spaces, walking and/or standing all day, bending, squatting, kneeling, climbing ladders, and lying on the ground intermittently throughout the day.
      • Very good understanding of short-term fixes vs. long term improvements.
        • Able to read and interpret engineering drawings, understanding of GD&T a plus.
        • Good working knowledge in basic material fabrication processes (milling, turning, welding, 3D printing, etc.)
        • Proficient with Microsoft Outlook, Excel & Word
        • Very strong communication & interpersonal skills.
        • Ability to accommodate some shift work and overtime.
          • Follow all aspects of maintenance safety protocol (LOTO, 5S, Arc Flash, etc.).
          • Ability to safely lift, pull, push, or otherwise manipulate up to 50 lbs unassisted.
          • Ability to use a wide variety of appropriate hand & power tools as necessary.

Keywords: Tesla, Austin , Mechanical Engineering Technician, Professions , Austin, Texas

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