Sr. Mechanical Engineer, Solar Roof

Fremont, California
13 Oct 2018
13 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
The Role

The Senior Mechanical Engineer is responsible for inventing and shepherding design concepts into viable product offerings. The candidate should demonstrate a history of innovation, technical prowess, project management skills, a strong work ethic, and an ability to work cross-functionally.

  • Design mechanical solutions for novel photovoltaic systems.
    • Cross functional participation for product requirement definition
    • Technical concept development / CAD creation of concepts
    • Functional analysis by calculation/FEA
  • Qualification of new technology platforms as mediums for design
  • Prototype realization: hands-on manufacturing and/or project management of internal/external contract manufacturing
  • Feasibility testing: create FMEA/test plans, work cross-functionally with Test. Field Applications, and Reliability Groups to execute test plans. Analyze resultant data
  • Work with Manufacturing Engineering on product DFM. Support pilot rollout for product launch
  • Collaborate with legal team to secure patents for new ideas

  • Evidence of exceptional ability
  • BS (or equivalent) in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or related field
  • 3 years of product design experience or an advanced degree in one of the above fields
  • Experience with high volume product design and manufacturing preferred
  • Must be proficient in Solidworks or similar CAD software, 3-D modeling and 3-D prototyping
  • Must be available to travel 10% of time to visit suppliers, customers, and manufacturing lines. Some travel will be international
  • Must be available to commute 20% of time between Fremont and San Rafael Tesla offices
  • Demonstrated record of creative problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated record of successfully managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Demonstrated record of success working in a cross disciplinary, multi-cultural environment
  • Demonstrated record of success working in a high pressure, tight deadline situation.
  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills
  • Self-Driven, self-motivated, and able to make responsible decisions

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