Sr. Thermal Systems Test Engineer

Recruiter
Tesla
Location
Palo Alto, California
Salary
Competitive
Posted
13 Oct 2018
Closes
15 Nov 2018
Ref
75607
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Sr. Thermal Systems Test Engineer

The role

Tesla's Energy Products team is looking for a thermal systems test engineer to take ownership of thermal systems hardware and firmware testing across all energy products. In this role you will accelerate product delivery while still improving product quality, for Tesla's market leading energy storage products.

Responsibilities
  • Define test plans and execute testing for thermal system components (including liquid-cooled batteries and power electronics and refrigerant loops) in Tesla's energy products
  • Design custom test hardware and experimental setups for testing thermal control systems
  • Drive collaboration with multi-layered design and validation teams, to ensure total product performance is covered and validation/integration gaps are eliminated
  • Work with mechanical and electrical hardware design, system architecture and firmware development teams responsible for thermal system design, to confirm robust test coverage, rapidly root cause, and resolve design issues found in test
  • Contribute to progressively automated regression testing and data analysis solutions for thermal system-level validation

Requirements
  • BS with 5+ years' experience, MS with 3+ years, in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Physics
  • Expert level knowledge in the field of thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow
  • Experience with Python or Matlab (for automated regression, data analysis, and scripting)
  • Ability to rapidly understand a complicated electromechanical system and define an optimized test plan based on system requirements
  • Experience with hands-on electrical engineering work
  • Experience or high aptitude to learn how to work safely with high voltage equipment
  • Able to drive leadership of team and individual safety in a variety of lab and field situations
  • Experience with design or validation of refrigeration system, compressors and controls thereof
  • Experience with thermal system design or thermal instrumentation such as flow and pressure sensors, and experiment design
  • Previous validation leadership for the development of thermal systems on a variety of products and across industries

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