The New Programs Engineering team works at the front end of the design and development cycle by studying, simulating, building, and proving successful or unsuccessful Tesla’s future vehicle concepts. New Programs Engineers interact with cross-functional partners from the Design, Vehicle Engineering, and Powertrain Engineering groups to develop 3D designs, mules, prototypes, and demonstrators used for informing downstream engineering efforts. This is a mechanical design engineering position where product design expertise and fundamental first principles approach to problem solving are far more important than extensive automotive industry specific experience.
·Studio Engineering – Support designers, digital modelers, and clay modelers in defining manufacturing strategies and setting out criteria to output useable 3D surfaces that can be used to mass manufacture a vehicle.
·Concept Development – Brainstorm and collaborate with engineers, designers, and users in creating new solutions for automotive applications. Develop the designs using CAD and FEA and build your designs to prove them out and refine them over time.
·Prototyping – Rapidly design and manufacture one off prototypes and integrated vehicles from the ground up on tight time frames with a talented group of mechanical, electrical, and firmware engineers.
·Own vehicle subsystems for prototype and mule builds from napkin sketch through to integrated 3D design, then build the system into a vehicle and test its functions.
·A Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, Master’s degree preferred
·A minimum of 2 years of experience in a product development environment
·Hands on experience in designing and building electro-mechanical systems
·Understanding and proficiency of Geometrical Dimensioning and Tolerancing
·Capability to parametrically use 3D CAD software, an understanding of engineering fundamentals, and capability to run FEA
·Effectively handle multiple priorities, organize workloads, and meet tight delivery timelines
Uren per week: Full-time